The Only Spring Cleaning Tips You’ll Need This Season
March 10, 2020
Spring is in the air! Which means warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and of course, the dreaded allergy season. Spring cleaning is one way to improve your allergies, or if you don’t have allergies, it’s a great way to start fresh and put away all things winter. Check out these easy tips to ensure you have your best spring cleaning experience yet!
1. Always work from top to bottom
If you haven’t been cleaning this way, it’s a game changer and will save you time. Start from the ceiling and work your way down. This will force dust down to ensure you won’t have to re-dust the room. Clean the cobwebs and dust off your ceiling and fans first with the extension hose of your vacuum or a long duster. Then clean and dust tables and furniture. Finish by cleaning the floors.
2. Make a schedule and a cleaning playlist
It’s important to schedule out your spring cleaning so you don’t get overwhelmed by trying to do everything all at once. Maybe plan out a few tasks to do each day or set aside a couple of hours each weekend until the job is done. Whatever your schedule looks like, make sure it’s something you can actually commit to. Keep your expectations realistic. One way to help keep yourself motivated while cleaning is to listen to your very own cleaning playlist. Making the playlist will also inspire you to start cleaning because you’ll have something fun to look forward to. You also might find it motivating to listen to podcasts or audio books while you clean to help the time pass more quickly.
3. Vacuum your furniture
Many vacuums have an upholstery tool you can use to clean chairs, couches, pillows, and even your mattress. This process cleans out the dust mites that have been hiding in the fabric. Once you’re done vacuuming your furniture, move it away from the wall or whatever spot it’s been on to clean behind and underneath. This is a can’t miss step, especially if you have allergies! It will help you breathe so much easier and it gives your furniture new life.
4. Know what to donate and what to throw away
One important step in spring cleaning is to get rid of the things you no longer need. If you haven’t worn that shirt in years or used that serving tray in forever, then it’s probably time to part with it. This process can be hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, getting rid of things you no longer use is liberating. If it’s gently used or like new, then there are plenty of places to donate things like clothes, appliances, and furniture. But if you’re getting rid of something because it’s no longer in good shape, it’s probably best to dispose of it.