Springtime is a great time to clean your home from top to bottom. But it can be tough to know where to start — and how to keep going. These tips will help you get your home clean and organized in no time!
- 1. Consider a dumpster rental to help you get rid of the things in your home properly
- 2. Work on dusting as you clean “by default”
- 3. Organize your closets and make a “donate” pile of clothes that no longer fit or you don't wear
- 4. Clean and organize your pantry and cupboards
- 5. Clean your windows and patio doors
- 6. Always have a trash bag at the ready, too
- 7. Make sure your garage is organized
- 8. Don't forget your bathroom!
- 9. Deep clean the kitchen
- 10. Clean your rugs
- 11. Take care of all repairs early
1. Consider a dumpster rental to help you get rid of the things in your home properly
Before you start cleaning your home for the season, you should consider renting roll-off bin services. This will help you properly dispose of the things in your home that you no longer want or need. A local dumpster rental company can drop off a container at your home, and then pick it up once you’re finished filling it with junk.
2. Work on dusting as you clean “by default”
One good way to keep on top of your spring cleaning is to always be wiping away dust as you are putting away clutter. Dust is sneaky, appearing faster than you think. It is best to make it a habit to wipe things down every time you clean them, including bookshelves and appliances.
3. Organize your closets and make a “donate” pile of clothes that no longer fit or you don’t wear
Clothes take up a lot of space in any given room — and can also be tough to keep organized. Make sure you de-clutter and organize them at the beginning of every season, as well. If you find that these clothes are still wearable and can still be used by others, consider donating them to charity. But if they got damaged while in storage, consider throwing them away.
4. Clean and organize your pantry and cupboards
Cleaning out your cabinets just once a month can help you avoid the overflowing mess that often occurs. Go through every item in your cupboard, tossing or donating any items that are expired or no longer needed. You should also keep only the most necessary items there so you can easily see and access them.
5. Clean your windows and patio doors
Cleaning windows is a tedious task, but it’s one of the best ways to let natural light into your home at this time of year. Many people dash through their cleaning routines because they don’t have the proper tools to do so quickly. But investing in a window squeegee and a couple of microfiber cloths can help you clean your windows in just a few minutes.
6. Always have a trash bag at the ready, too
Another tool that will save you time is a supply of garbage bags. It may seem like common sense to always have these on hand, but it’s surprising how many people neglect to do it. You will probably find yourself needing one when you least expect it, so keep them in all closets and drawers so they are always readily available.
7. Make sure your garage is organized
Organizing your garage can be difficult — especially if you don’t use this space very often. But keeping your garage clean and organized, even if it is just for storing your lawn care tools, can help you save time in the spring when it’s time to break them out again.
8. Don’t forget your bathroom!
Your home isn’t completely clean until you’ve given the dirtiest room in the house — the bathroom — some attention. Everything from shower tiles to toilets will benefit from good scrubbing.
9. Deep clean the kitchen
You have to give the kitchen some special attention when cleaning your home for the season. This includes appliances, benches, counters, walls, ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves. Make sure you’re thorough in this room because it can be one of the dirtiest areas in your home during springtime.
10. Clean your rugs
While you are dusting cabinets and furniture, don’t forget the rugs. Every home has some type of rug, and it’s important that these areas are clean as well. Make sure you vacuum or wash them regularly to avoid a buildup of dirt and bacteria.
11. Take care of all repairs early
Lastly, don’t neglect the small things that need fixing. If you notice a leaky faucet or a crack in your wall, take care of it as soon as possible to avoid bigger problems later on. This will save you time and money, as it will be much easier to fix these issues before the problems get out of hand.
With these tips for keeping your home fresh at the beginning of spring, you can experience peace of mind knowing that your house is always ready for guests or just everyday living. Once you’ve finished spring cleaning, enjoying summertime should come easily as everything you need is in its right place.