As the weather begins to warm up, the fresh air and greenery outdoors make us want to purify our indoor spaces! Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the busy season ahead. It can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Here are some top tips for a successful home spring cleaning!
Make a Plan
No matter the size of your home, spring cleaning is more in-depth than the usual weekly mopping and dusting. Therefore, it would be beneficial to write out a plan of action to avoid getting overwhelmed.
Start by listing out every room of your house without forgetting places like the utility room, laundry room, garage, and closets. Think about tasks like cleaning the baseboards, the walls, the windows, and window treatments and moving and cleaning behind and under furniture. If it helps you, walk through your house or apartment while making a list, and be sure to write down things that you don’t clean regularly.
Declutter and Organize
One of the most important parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter. Identify problem areas, analyze reasons for the clutter, determine solutions, and implement them. If you notice that clothes are piling up in your closet with nowhere to hang, or you have a mudroom with no storage solutions, it might be a good idea to invest in some custom closets and cabinetry. Staying organized can make your spring cleaning go by faster with more efficiency.
Establish New Cleaning Habits
A thorough spring cleaning covering the whole house is a great opportunity to establish ongoing cleaning habits, making the next spring cleaning even easier. For instance, don’t try to do all your spring cleaning in one day or even one weekend. Instead, tackle items on your spring cleaning to-do list for just 15 minutes each day. That will help get you in the habit of tidying up for 10 to 15 minutes every day, even after you’re done with your spring cleaning tasks.
As you begin tackling your spring cleaning this year, take note of rooms that could use a little more organization. Whether your mudroom needs a new storage system or your closest could use some custom cabinets, Chicago Closets & Cabinetry can assist you. Having a clean and organized space improves your quality of life and brings functionality into your home.
Please browse our website or give us a call to find out how we can help you organize your home this spring!