Springtime brings with it many things, such as fragrant flowers, boisterous birds, and the ever-dreaded spring cleaning. E.E. Ward’s got your back with some tips to make spring cleaning a breeze so you have more time to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring air!
Don’t Forget Any Spots
It’s easy to forget a few commonly-missed spots in our homes when cleaning. Make sure you don’t forget to clean in and under your stove and refrigerator, your remote controls, behind your furniture, area rugs, light bulbs, and even your dishwasher, to name a few.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Though it may be a bore at the time, knowing where you placed your items can save you a headache in the long run. Make sure to label boxes and bins in storage areas to save time when you need to locate particular items down the road. Putting labels on bins in children’s rooms can help them be more organized as well, with clear instruction on where different toys and clothing should be placed.
Sort Through Clothing
You and I both know you’re not going to wear that sweater that you’ve been saving for years for the “perfect occasion.” Going through your clothes and donating items that no longer fit or just don’t seem to make it into your wardrobe rotation will give your closet some wiggle room, or extra space for some new spring outfits!
Know What Products to Use on Different Surfaces
Using the wrong products on certain surfaces could easily stain or damage your beautiful furnishings and surfaces. For example, stainless steel appliances only require warm water with soap or a mild detergent. Make sure you don’t use anything too harsh like bleach.
Take Care of Your Floors
To keep your floors looking as good as new, make sure to periodically clean your wood, tile, and carpeted floors. Sealed and unsealed wood floors require different treatment, so make sure you do your research before you begin cleaning.
Polishing your silver with a toothbrush and a specified silver cleaning product can add a little extra sparkle to your living areas.
Don’t be intimidated by the task; take the time to thoroughly clean your living spaces. Though it may seem daunting, thoroughly cleaning your new house can make it feel like home.