There’s nothing better to complement the springtime weather than a clean home. As the weather warms, spring cleaning is likely already on your to-do list; but even to-do lists could use some sprucing up from time to time. Whether you’ve got time for a top-to-bottom deep clean or just a few minutes to tidy up, we’ve got a handful of tips to help you tackle your springtime cleaning.
1. Get everyone involved
There’s no reason why spring cleaning can’t be fun! Throw on some music and get everyone involved – assign age-appropriate chores to all members of your household who are willing and capable of lending a hand. Check out this list for some ideas for age-appropriate chores for kids ages two to eighteen.
2. Start with the clutter
Like many, you and your crew have probably been spending quite a bit of time at home over the past year. To make your spring cleaning a bit less intimidating, start by getting rid of the clutter. A great way to go about this is to sort your belongings into four categories – trash, give away, store, or put away. Once you’ve sorted through the clutter, it’ll be easier for you to make headway on the rest of your cleaning.
3. Go room by room
Another way to make your spring cleaning a bit less daunting is to tackle it room by room. Break it down even further by creating cleaning checklists for each room to help you stay organized and to ensure that you pay extra attention to areas that need it. And feel free to skip the areas that you’ve cleaning recently – focus on the parts of your home that you’ve neglected over the winter.
4. Use what you have on hand
Ready to tackle your deep cleaning? Check out this link for a list of household cleaning items that can help you use what you likely have on hand. In addition to household cleaning solutions, it’s always nice to have a good all-purpose cleaner; but if you’re down to the wire, a simple solution of white vinegar and lemon juice is a great – and natural – alternative. Add some coarse salt to create a scrub to remove stubborn stuck-on food or grime.
5. Simplify your cleaning – from here on out
While you’re taking the time to deep clean, think about ways you can simplify your cleaning for good. For instance, leave a bathroom cleaning solution and a squeegee in your shower and adopt a habit of cleaning it every day. That way, grime can’t accumulate and there’s less deep cleaning to do in the long run. Check out this list of things you can do every day to keep your house clean.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. We want you to love the house you live in. Getting everyone involved, clearing your clutter, going room by room, using up what’s around your house, and simplifying your habitual cleaning can help make this year’s spring cleaning a bit more approachable – and will ensure you create a sparkling home to last all spring long. Spring cleaning can also be a great way to prepare your house to put on the market.
If you have questions about buying or selling your house, contacts us at Mariott Real Estate today.