Spring is here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. While most people don’t really like to deep clean their entire homes after a long winter, there are things you can do early in the spring to get on top of this project and make it a little easier. Here are five to keep in mind.
- Open Your Windows
There might still be too much ice and snow on the ground where you live, but temperatures should be rising to the point where you can open your windows without freezing. This is a perfect time to start airing out your home and lessen the impact of pet odors, cigarette smoke, and any of the other smells that you’ve had to live with over the winter even if you no longer notice them. This will also make it safer to use certain cleaners that might not always be safe to use in an enclosed space. Opening your windows isn’t a perfect solution for that, but that little bit of ventilation will still make a difference.
- Organize Your Attic and Basement
You almost certainly have a lot of things that you will only use during the winter months, and you will need a place to store them once spring rolls around. Your attic or basement is perfect for this, so take some time to organize this space. You might even find some forgotten items that will come in handy this summer while you go through your old boxes.
- Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearranging your furniture is a good way to breathe some new life into your home’s decor, but it will also help you get ready for some deep spring cleaning. You might notice some things that need to be cleaned that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. You should get started on this now so you have time to experiment with a new layout. If you try something that doesn’t work, you still have a few weeks to switch everything back to the way it was.
- Prepare for Mud
The winter season means having to worry about wet boots and water being tracked all over your floors, but that is nothing compared to the early spring. All the snow is melting, leaving behind a muddy mess that can really do a number on your carpet. Get ready for this by putting down mud placemats, and tell your guests to start taking their boots and shoes off at your door.
- Clean Your Walls
You might be surprised to find that your painted walls are much dirtier than you think, especially near your home’s entrances. The early spring is the perfect time to wipe them down with a damp sponge or cloth to remove any dirt that may have accumulated during the winter. Be prepared to work at keeping them that way as well; people will be coming and going more often once summer rolls around, and they will be more likely to get dirty fingerprints on your walls.
- Get Into Good Habits
Finally, the best way to make spring cleaning easier on you is to get into some good habits right now. Keep your home well organized so that it will be easier to rearrange furniture and find places for your winter gear, clean up spills as they occur. If you smoke, it might be a good idea to use a vape box mod so you won’t have to air out the smell of tobacco. It might sound simple, but all of this will make even the deepest cleaning less of a hassle this spring.
These are just a few things you can do to make the dreaded spring cleaning a little bit easier. Even though you may not be looking forward to cleaning your entire home once the weather gets better, it will be well worth your time when you start out your spring with a fresh, clean and well-organized place to live.