April 19, 2018
The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and our house still feels like it’s stuck with winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer.
These tutorials help with any room in your home. Each tutorial gives a list of steps, tools, and supplies needed, and tips to help you get the job done with special attention given to seasonal chores for this springy time of year.
Use these checklists as a springboard to deep clean the areas of your home that really need extra attention. Skip items that have recently been cleaned and focus on the parts of your home that have been neglected all winter long.
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you don’t need. Use these resources to clear out your stuff. Plan a garage sale. Learn how to box up items you don’t need. Find out how to donate items that are taking up space. Take advantage of the natural urge that comes each spring to get rid of items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle. While we may have a tendency to hoard and hold on to items in the winter, we generally are more ready to let go of clutter when spring arrives.
Want to make your house look rich but don’t have the funds to decorate like a millionaire? These simple tricks can make it look like you spent a lot more than you really did.
Trust me. Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.
If you need a little help in your cleaning endeavors, try to get your family involved. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload.
There are some special chores that need to be done seasonally. We ignore them for most of the fall and winter, but now it is time to bite the bullet and get these things clean. Even though these chores only need to be done once or twice a year, they will help your home run look better and run smoothly. Outdoor chores like cleaning grills, patios, and windows can be a little intimidating, but there are some simple tricks to keep the jobs manageable.
The cleaning aisles of our stores are stocked full of supplies to help you clean. But sometimes the variety can be overwhelming.
If you want some ideas to help you maintain the new cleanliness around your home these 15-minute cleanups can make that fresh feeling stay around for a long time. I love printing these out for my own kids. When things are broken down into 1-2 minute chores, all of us find tasks more simple to complete. It’s amazing what 15 minutes can actually accomplish in a room.