Believe it or not, despite all of the snow, the spring season is nearly upon us. The sunny weather and warmth provide a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf and make some changes in your life. Most people do this by organizing and decluttering their home. Check out these simple spring cleaning tips.
Spring Cleaning Tips that Everyone Can Use
Springtime means that all of the plants and flowers that went dormant during the winter will begin to blossom again. If you live in a house, you may have a partial area for a garden or a lawn.
To prep for spring and the eventual summer months, pay special attention to your home’s landscaping by tending to everything. First, start by giving your grass a good mow and watering. Then, if it’s still a little dehydrated from the winter months, consider aeration or fertilizers as the next step.
Otherwise, plant some vegetables, flowers or fruits wherever you can. Not only does vegetation make your landscaping look more appealing, but, when everything is fully grown, you might have some delicious fruits or vegetables that you’ll be able to enjoy all season long.
A Deep Clean of Fabrics
Over the course of the year, furniture and carpets are bound to go through some wear and tear, and even get a little dirty.
Every spring, it’s usually best practice to give a deep cleaning to those fabrics that don’t receive as much attention throughout the year.
The scope of your cleaning should include:
- Anything upholstered
You don’t realize how much dirt, oils, grime and germs can build up, so it’s beneficial to thoroughly clean them every once in a while.
Don’t Forget the (Non-Carpet) Floors
If you think the fabrics in your home can get dirty throughout the year, then you wait until you hear about your tile and hardwood floors.
Of course, it’s no surprise that the surface which we walk, run, stomp and jump on can get dirty, but it’s important to keep it clean and incorporate preventative measures to make sure it stays that way.
- First, you’re going to want to vacuum to make sure that any extra dust, dirt or other debris is gone.
- Then, using a store bought or homemade vinegar-based solution, you can use a mop or brush to give your floors a deep, cleansing scrub. Spend enough time so that there are no blemishes remaining.
- After that, get your hands on some wax or sealer to give your floor the perfect finish and ensure that no grime will build up easily.