When it comes time to set the clocks forward and you feel weather begin to warm, you know spring is arriving. As spring arrives, spring cleaning comes to mind.
It is a time where many of us look to get organized. We begin inside the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
Some people may choose to procrastinate on spring cleaning just because they do not know where to begin, but with a little counseling, advice and tips, everyone will be charged up and ready to go.
Getting the motivation to move ahead with spring cleaning requires vision. If you have a vision of how you want your home to be, all that you have to do next is tackle it room by room. Don’t think about it as a whole. You will get bogged down and say, “Oh, it’s too much to do!” Focus on one room at a time and the task at hand won’t be so daunting. There are also many tips available to make spring cleaning quick and easy.
- Kitchen – Start with the refrigerator. Everyone goes to it to find food. Make sure what you have in it is still edible and toss out things you know you won’t use. Wipe clean all surfaces with a wash cloth. All you need is some baking soda and a warm quart of water to dip your washcloth into. Remove all shelves and drawers and give them a wash down as well. You’ll want to let glass shelves come to room temperature before tipping it into water to avoid cracking. Now, with the fridge cleared of old and unwanted food and with all shelves, drawers and surfaces clean, reorganize the food in your fridge.
- Living Room – Is there something you don’t like about the arrangement of your furniture? Spring is a perfect time to reconsider and reorganize your furniture. Perhaps you had furniture blocking windows during the colder months, but with warmer weather coming in, you can clear the path for a fresh breeze. Also, take down any window dressings and blinds for cleaning. The room with feel so much fresher and brighter when you’re done. You may also consider switching out any heavy curtains for a more lighter and airy feel with sheer window curtains.
- Bedrooms – Go through your closet and dresser to pack away heavy winter clothes. Load it up with your spring and summer attire. It’s always nice to make the switch since winter attire always tends to take up so much more space in the closets and drawers. Also consider updating your bed linens. That bulky down feather comforter won’t be needed as the warmer weather rolls in.
- Bathrooms – Just remember the newspaper is your friend when it comes to mirrors and windows. After wiping down windows and mirrors with warm water, wipe it dry with newspaper for a smear-free reflection.