April 10th, 2013
Each spring, homeowners catch a cleaning fever known as “Spring Cleaning.” The adage has weaved its way into homeowners’ yearly calendars and the great purge of dirt, dust and trash begins in homes across the country.
Spring cleaning challenges homeowners to overhaul their typical cleaning habits to find crystal clear windows, spot-free floors, organized closets and well-manicured lawns. We’ve gathered a few tips that may be unconventional but definitely worth doing this Spring Cleaning.
Whistle While You Work
After taking a page from our favorite cleaning Disney princess, Snow White, we found something true about whistling while you work! Plug in your headphones or blast your favorite radio station to help the time pass while scrubbing and sweeping. It will make cleaning seem less like a chore and we guarantee you’ll have more fun when cleaning.
Hibernate Winter Items
Now that the flowers are blooming and birds are singing, its time for your winter items to hibernate until next winter. Heavy fabrics and throw blankets from your bedroom or living room and winter clothes, such as sweaters, coats and boots, can be put away. Fewer items in your room and closet will give you more space and will make you feel lighter.
Donate or Yard Sales
Bigger projects, such as closets or garages, can be daunting for homeowners. Many homeowners think that the trash is the only place their old, outdated or outgrown items can go. Remember that items can be donated or resold in a yard sale. Have separate bags or boxes for ‘trash,’ ‘giveaway’ or ‘yard sale’ while cleaning to streamline the process. Donating or selling items will help you part with possessions that may have been difficult to throw away and you will feel accomplished after tackling these larger areas of your home!
Clutter comes in all forms and the spring is the time to rid of it all, regardless where it is. Invest in a shredder and go through the mail that has been piling up and organize your desk or office. Similarly, spend time cleaning your email inbox of spam and old mail and organize your inbox. In the age of technology when our smart phones, tablets or laptops are never far from us, cleaning these items will give you a fresh start and decrease stress.
Clean Your Screens
As mentioned above, the inside of your home is not the only place that needs to be “spring cleaned.” Your gadgets: computers, cell phones, tablets, video games, etc…, should all be cleaned as well. There are cleaners, such as Well Kept wipes, that safely clean your technology products of germs and dirt.
Last spring we made a list of more conventional cleaning tips for Spring Cleaning. Use both lists to help you dust the windows and let the sunlight shine in your beautiful, clean home!
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