Now that it’s officially spring, get a jumpstart on spring cleaning and let the sun shine in! Welcome the new season by dusting off the dreary remnants of winter and give each room in your home a fresh cleaning. Check out our full list of tips below for tackling the most common problem zones.
Focus on major problem areas in the kitchen. This will probably involve removing everything from your refrigerator and pantry and determining what foods should be kept or thrown away. Then, clean these spaces thoroughly by scrubbing hard-to-reach areas and wiping down any sticky surfaces.
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Instead of your typical cleaning routine in the living room, challenge yourself to go above and beyond this spring. Move your furniture so you can get behind and underneath the couch, wash pillows, vacuum upholstered chairs and dust all surfaces, especially coffee tables, bookshelves and baseboards.
Keep the living room neat and tidy with the help of stylish and functional storage furniture.
Don’t forget to open the windows to give your freshly cleaned space a bright and airy feel!
Cleaning out the bedroom can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. The best thing is to get your closet organized, which can give you a peace of mind once everything is in its proper place.
The easiest and fastest way to get a closet organized is with the Closet Maximizer.
Also, wash any less frequently cleaned items like your bed mattress or curtains. Not exactly sure how you can give your bed mattress a proper cleaning? Check out this great how-to guide from Consumer Reports. You’ll be surprised how often you should clean your mattresses!
Scrub your mattresses during your spring cleaning routine.
Give your bathroom a little extra attention by wiping down the countertops, taking on any lime buildup around the faucet, cleaning between the tiled surfaces and so on.
Keep the bathroom tidy by making sure everything in the bathroom belongs there. Since bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms, it’s important to make sure stray items like cups, jewelry, etc. are not cluttering your limited space.
A basket organizer on the back of the linen closet door easily adds storage to a bathroom.
Remember, don’t try to take on the whole house in one day. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to focus on often neglected areas and to work on something outside of your ordinary routine!