1. Vibrant spring colors
If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.
2. Beware of the hazards
Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.
3. Creating a logical cleaning routine
When you think about how to spring clean your home, it’s important to start from floor level top to bottom, ceiling top to bottom, area rear to front, rooms left to right. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with a long extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust from your floors.
4. Walls and windows need love to!
People almost always think to clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Most dust settles on the floor and other surfaces, but not all of it. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top). On the outside, remove and wipe down the window screens. When it comes to the actual window, using a steam cleaner with a squeegee is a great way to clean windows.
5. It’s time to get motivated
Most people don’t feel like cleaning up. Especially not the big boring spring clean up. There fore it’s important to make the best of it and don’t overdo stuff. You don’t have to clean every spoon or book on the shelf separately inside out. If it’s clean, it’s clean!! So, try not to be too pessimistic, turn up the music, make yourself comfortable and don’t forget to treat yourself! If you really don’t feel like it, you can also ask a friend to help, and in return you help cleaning up their house. Double the fun!
6. Get ready to declutter
Make a list of the stuff you want to keep, throw away or store somewhere else, in order to clean up the house and free up space, designed for living. That old surfboard and drums are taking up too much space in the garage for years, which was
designed as a garage, not as a messy storage place. Free up room by either giving it away, selling it, or store it at a storage facility.