Revolutionize Your Spring Cleaning

It may be cliché, but spring is when people deep-clean their homes for a reason! Combine warmer weather with that fresh start, new-year-on-the-calendar feeling, and everyone is itching to spruce up their living quarters. But in order for spring cleaning to really be effective, it needs to go beyond your average house cleaning weekend. If you can spring clean properly, you won’t just have a clean, organized house this spring — you’ll have set yourself up for a clean, organized year.

There are dozens of tips and hacks for cleaning each specific thing, but in order to get the most out of your spring cleaning, it’s important to lay down some ground rules up front to guide your choices. Follow these tips and get inspired by experts like Marie Kondo in the popular Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

Tackle the annual tasks. There are plenty of cleaning tasks that homeowners only need to worry about once a year: Things like getting your carpets shampooed, washing your pillows and duvet, and cleaning windows and screens. By making spring the designated time for these tasks, you can ensure they get done annually like they should.

Be decisive. In every home, there are items that stick around year-to-year because they’re too much to deal with on any given day. But spring cleaning is the time to make those decisions you’ve been putting off. Are you ever going to use those empty planters in the garage? Do you really need to keep all your kids’ old toys in those boxes in the attic? Isn’t it time to repaint that room? There’s no time like the present!

Invest in the year ahead. By investing time, money, or both, you have the chance to improve the coming year with your actions now. Make repairs that you’ve been putting off; replace appliances or furniture that are no longer doing their job; replace all your bulbs with LEDs once and for all. These kinds of changes may be pricey now, but you’ll reap their rewards with financial savings on your utilities and repair costs in the coming months.

Form good habits. The better your cleaning habits throughout the year, the easier your spring cleaning will be in 2020. Once you’ve completed this year’s deep clean, make a checklist broken out into weekly, monthly, and seasonal tasks — and then stick with it!

Spring cleaning can be daunting. After all, it’s your entire home we’re talking about! But with the right spring cleaning mindset, you can take the time now to prepare your home and yourself for a spectacular year.

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