As the lethargy of winter fades away, a ritual that induces an urge to clean comes to the forefront of our minds: it’s time to freshen up our homes! Spring cleaning carries a delightful fresh-start feeling. It encourages a healthier lifestyle and helps us feel mastery over our immediate worlds. But how can we efficiently get our homes in tip-top shape in time for summer? We have a few unmissable decluttering tips for Spring cleaning that will surely help:
Set your goals
Spring cleaning looks different for everyone. For some, it means decluttering and organizing, while for others it means finding the time to do major home renovations. So before you start, make sure you know your priorities and what you wish to accomplish. Doing so will make your spring cleaning routine easier, faster, and much more relaxing.
Step by step!
Even if you’re feeling a sudden rush of energy, trying to organize the whole house in one go is impossible. A true spring clean doesn’t happen overnight, so you should take a moment to prepare. Start by mapping out a plan of attack and get your ideas on paper. Make a checklist of all your chores and set completion dates for each phase of your cleanup.
One room at the time
The best way to make cleaning and decluttering easier is to do it in stages. Focus on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room at a time. If your family is also getting involved in the cleaning, give each member a room to declutter or work as a team to declutter each space. This way, the process will be much faster – and fun too!
Get the right tools and cleaning products
Spring cleaning products and a few new organizers or clutter management tools, such as bins, crates, and shelving systems, might be just what you need to put some order in your house. But remember: these things can also create unnecessary clutter, so make sure that you only buy what you truly need.
Tackle the seasonal chores
Don’t just focus on your cabinets and shelves. Now that you’re preparing for the warm weather, there are many important chores that you can’t leave aside. Cleaning the patio, moving lightweight clothes to the front of closets, and wiping down the ceiling fans are some of the tasks you should add to your list.
Know when to ask for help
If you have a big house or an incredibly busy schedule, doing a spring cleaning all by yourself might not be feasible. And even if your family is involved, it can still be hard to get everything properly organized. In this case, you can hire a professional organizer or even a house cleaning service to assist you.
And remember: even though spring is in the name, you can do a thorough clean any time of the year. If you need help decluttering and organizing your spaces, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer you a free telephone consultation so that you can tell us all about your goals for a clean, clutter-free environment.