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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning like a Pro

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning like a Pro

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning like a Pro

  • On March 20, 2024

Intro
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With the days growing longer, birds chirping, and warm weather just around the corner, there is an unmistakable feeling; spring is in the air. The season of fresh starts brings the perfect opportunity to shake off the winter blues and rejuvenate our living space through the age-old practice of spring cleaning. Whether you’re a well seasoned pro hoping to shake things up, or a spring chicken unsure where to start, we’re here to help! This guide will give you an overview of the steps to start your process. This season is all about achieving that “clean aesthetic lifestyle.”Check out our other blog posts coming out over the next few weeks which will go into more depth on the details on successfully accomplishing your spring cleaning endeavors.

Decluttering

We’ll spring into action with decluttering our spaces. Take a real look at your belongings and ask yourself: Do I really need this? As Marie Kundo would say, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.” Cleaning out your junk drawer may seem like a daunting process so start things small; just one clothing drawer, then maybe a kitchen cabinet, and slowly work your way through your home systemically. A clutter-free environment can impact on your mental well-being, so don’t be afraid to let go of the excess baggage!

If you want to learn more about the benefits of decluttering check out our article: Psychology of a Clean Space 

Changing mess to Less

Deep Cleaning

Once your home is decluttered, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and tackle that grime and dirt that’s accumulated over the long winter months. Everything from mopping floors, to dusting those pesky forgotten corners, deep cleaning is about getting to the root of the mess and restoring a new sense of freshness in your home. One helpful way of executing your deep clean is by keeping a checklist of your tasks to complete. This can help you ensure you don’t overlook anything. And make sure you don’t forget those often neglected areas like baseboards, ceiling fans and light fixtures. Stay tuned for our in depth post detailing deep cleaning, and some premade checklists you can use to help you!

Organizing: 

With the clutter gone and your home sparkling new, it’s time to put everything back in its rightful place.  Investing in storage solutions like bins, baskets, and shelves can be a great solution to help keep things organized and tidy. Take this opportunity to reevaluate your storage systems and make adjustments as needed to maximize efficiency and accessibility. Would  things be more accessible in a different spot, could a different layout be better suited to your needs? Choosing the best storage methods can be a difficult task to endure, and everyone has different needs making our optimal organizational layouts all different. But take things one step at a time, and you’ll have no problem prevailing (keep up with our blog posts to learn more about organizational techniques to create your most orderly home).

Organizing

Refresh: 

Spring cleaning isn’t solely about tidying up– it’s breathing new life into your home. Consider adding a splash of colour to your ensemble with some fresh flowers or updating your decor with some bright accent designs such as pillow covers, or decorative ornaments. These little touches can help brighten up your home for the lively vibes of spring. Open up your windows and let in that fresh air; embrace the golden sunshine, the smells of flowers, and the sounds of springtime.

Conclusion:

Spring cleaning is more than just a chore; it’s a time-honored tradition that allows us to refresh our living spaces and rejuvenate our spirits. By decluttering, deep cleaning, organizing, and refreshing our homes, we can usher in the new season with a sense of clarity and renewal. So grab your cleaning supplies, and let’s embrace the fresh start that spring has to offer—it’s time to make your home shine!