Who else gets excited for spring cleaning?! It’s the perfect time to get organized and de-clutter your home or office. You might be surprised at how much more energetic and productive you feel after doing a deep clean. Plus, once you have everything in a set place, it will be so much easier to maintain order and cleanliness in your space. Here are some tips you can follow to take things one step at a time, and feel free to use these at any point during the year!
- Start at the top
There’s no worse feeling than knowing you have to clean your floors and furniture all over again after realizing you forgot to clean your light fixtures and top of your cabinets. Don’t make this mistake again – remember to start from the top of the room and wipe down the dust so when you vacuum the floor you only have to do it once.
- Use eco-friendly cleaning products.
If you find yourself getting a headache every time you clean, it may be because of the products you are using. Regular cleaning products contain harsh chemicals with noxious odors. Make a point to purchase all-natural products or even make your own with vinegar and baking soda. These are completely safe to use around kids and pets and they’re effective!
- Toss out things you don’t need
There’s no point in hanging on to things you won’t ever use that have no sentimental value. If it’s something that’s been lying around unused for ages, it’s probably time to throw it out. Items that have meaning to you but are taking up space should go into storage instead so you can have a place to put away items that you actually use on a regular basis.
- Make a list
Instead of not having a plan when it comes to your spring cleaning, try making a list of all the things you have to do and areas that need special attention. You’ll be surprised by how much faster your spring cleaning will get done when you have a list ready. You can even go from room to room and jot things down as they come to do. Organize tasks by how long it will take to complete and knock the quick ones out of the way first or start with the tasks that will take longer. Cross each task off the list as you finish and you’ll be motivated to move onto the next one as soon as you can.
- Organize your closet
Closets tend to be a disorganized jumble of products you don’t have a set place for. Consider starting your spring cleaning here by taking everything out of your closet and organizing it into piles of what you want to keep, what can be thrown out, and what can be donated. Stock up on some bins and boxes and over the door organizers to get stuff off of the floor and into neatly labeled compartments.
- Donate your things
When you’re organizing your things and ready to toss them out, think about giving them to a local charity or Goodwill store first. Someone else in need will be able to benefit greatly from your donations, plus you’ll get tax benefits! Gently used clothing, toys, books, kitchen supplies, and more are all accepted at secondhand stores.
- Have fun with it
Whether you’re organizing the clothes in your closet, your kitchen pantry or your spice rack, find fun ways to organize like separating by color, shape, height, or alphabetical order. When organizing your book shelf, try placing the books from tallest to shortest to make the room look better. If you organize your clothes according to color it makes your closet look more vibrant and it’s much easier to pick out an outfit in the morning.
- Buy storage bins and boxes
When you have too much clutter in your home you have to find a good place to keep it all which is when storage bins and boxes will come in handy. Go for designs that will fit in with the other décor in the room so it doesn’t actually look like storage but more like another room decoration.
- Makeover a room in your home
A room makeover can be a lot of fun and can help breathe some fresh air into your home. Have your kids help you pick out a theme and paint color and then find some matching décor. This will help you update the look of your home and can also do wonders for your state of mind.
- Hire outside help
Cleaning your entire home can be a huge project to take on, but you don’t have to do it alone! Find a professional cleaning service you can trust with years of experience and great client reviews. Over & Above Cleaning Services offers impeccable professionalism and will do the job right every time to guarantee your satisfaction!