Spring Cleaning Tips You Need for Your Home at The Park27 Apr 2018
It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning! You probably feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks you’ve been putting off. This year, go into your spring cleaning with a plan. Make a list of what rooms and tasks need your attention the most. Get organized with preparing your tools in advance like checking that the vacuum is still working properly. Now you’re ready to dive in.
Declutter Your Space
Spaces can get cluttered quickly when you don’t make time to put away, throw away, or find a home for your belongings. Now is the perfect time to do just that. Create a toss and keep pile for every room. Store, hang, or organize your keep pile. Donate, recycle, or throw away the rest. You’ve just made the next steps of spring cleaning much easier.
Dust High and Low
It’s easy to forget about certain areas of a room. Maybe they’re too hard to reach or see on a regular basis. It’s time to explore those untouched spaces. Start from the top and work your way down. From your ceiling fan blades to your base boards. Pick up objects instead of dusting around them for a deeper clean. Lastly, vacuum those hard to reach spots, including corners or under furniture.
Revamp Your Closet
Have you been holding onto clothes that don’t fit well or haven’t left your closet in months? Out with the old and in with the new. Create a donate and keep pile. Decide how often you currently wear an article of clothing and how often you foresee yourself wearing it in the future. This should help with determining what goes in what pile. Hang up the keep pile in an organized way. Combining by color, style, or season are great organization options.
Tackle the Refrigerator/Freezer
If it doesn’t create a bad odor, we often forget our food has gone bad. Check expiration dates and sell by dates to determine whether to keep or toss. This includes condiments and frozen foods. While frozen foods may last a long time, flavor and texture don’t. Since you’re going through your food, take time to wipe down shelves and drawers. As you’re putting food back on your shelves, try placing food items with a shorter shelf life towards the front. Hopefully you’ll notice and use these items quicker and reduce waste.
Having a plan and taking breaks can help reduce stress while you clean. We hope you feel ready to take on spring cleaning for you home at The Park.