6 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips To Try Today

As the weather warms and the days grow longer, our homes begin to feel lighter, brighter, and more inviting. 

The challenge then becomes how to maintain that sense of renewal throughout the rest of the year. That’s where spring cleaning comes in. 

An old proverb says that firs tend to thrive in dark, musty places because they are naturally repelled by unclean environments. 

A home is no different. 

If left untended for too long, dust and grime can take root unseen. In fact, a neglected home will almost certainly develop an odour as bacteria begin to fester. 

This article will give you some quick tips on how to spring clean your home effectively and efficiently this season – so you don’t have to wait another year to do so again!

Declutter

Whether you opt for a deep clean or a light sweep, clearing away clutter is the very first step to spring cleaning your home. 

Clutter is often the result of too many things living in a small space. This can make it feel smaller still and also creates a dirt trap as particles collect where they shouldn’t. 

The best way to tackle clutter is to get a plan before you start. Start in a single room at a time, moving through the house as quickly as you can. Be ruthless, and don’t be afraid to get rid of things you don’t need or use. 

You might even consider trading or selling the clutter online to make some extra cash from it too!

Wash Windows

Windows are the very first thing guests look at when they visit your home. They also tend to accumulate the most grime and so can be one of the easiest things to clean at the same time. 

For a sparkling clean finish, you should clean your windows with a combination of warm water and dishwashing liquid. 

Ensure you have a squeegee or towel to dry them off afterwards, too. 

Clean your windows as soon as you can in the year. This will help deter any bugs or pests from visiting your home as they will be less likely to be able to survive in the cold temperatures of winter. 

You can also make the most of a sunny day by opening the curtains and letting some extra light into your home. This will also help to heat your home more efficiently too!

Freshen up your space

Not everyone has the time or budget for a full-on spring clean. If your budget is tight, then freshening up your space is the perfect spring cleaning tip for you. 

You can freshen up your space by simply changing up your décor. If you have wanted to update your room, try swapping out your furniture and accessories. 

For example, if your sofa has seen better days, or if your curtains or throw blankets are old and faded, consider buying new ones. You can even change the theme of your room. 

If you have children, changing up the theme can be inexpensive and fun. No matter your age, you can always find a room that is right for you.

Thorough vacuuming

Vacuuming is one of the most important parts of cleaning your home, but it is one that many people often forget or overlook. 

You should vacuum your carpets and hardwood floors on a regular basis – at least once a week. 

Owner of cute dog cleaning carpet at home

You can vacuum your rugs once a month if you choose. You should vacuum your furniture and upholstery, too, as these are often overlooked during cleaning. Vacuuming will remove the dust from your carpets, and it will also remove loose hairs from your pets. It will also remove allergens from your living space, which will make it more comfortable for everyone who lives in the home.

Don’t forget the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home and so it’s important to keep it clean and clear of clutter too. If there are any items cluttering the kitchen that you don’t use on a regular basis, find a new home for them. 

If you have pots and pans that have seen better days, get some new ones. The same goes for dishes and other kitchen utensils. Invest in a dish soap that leaves your dishes smelling and looking good. 

Your kitchen should be welcoming and functional. It should be easy to navigate and easy to clean. 

If there are items that are cluttering your space and not serving a purpose, get rid of them!

Touch up paint

If you want to shift the vibe in a room, the easiest thing to do is change the colour of the walls. 

This is most efficient during spring, as the temperatures are warm enough to allow you to paint. And, with so many paint brands now available in an array of pastel colours, spring is the perfect time to paint and transform your home. 

You can choose a bold or neutral colour to create a bold statement or opt for a lighter shade to give your home a fresh and welcoming feel. You can also opt for a colour-wash technique, which involves layering several colours to create a unique finish.

That’s a wrap!

A spring clean is a great way to clear out the cobwebs and welcome the warm weather and longer days. 

It also gives you a chance to reflect on your life and get rid of any clutter that might be holding you back from living fully. 

Organizing your home will give you more time for the things that are most important to you, like spending time with family and friends, pursuing your passions, and creating lasting memories. 

That concludes this quick spring cleaning guide. 

Hopefully, reading this has helped you to understand why a spring clean is so important and how it can transform your life.

 

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