The birds sing, flowers bloom, and the weather warms. Why? Because springtime is here! The arrival of spring means longer days, more time spent outdoors, and, you guessed it, spring cleaning!
This annual deep cleaning project can be exhausting and sometimes overwhelming. But the results are so relieving, satisfying, and absolutely rewarding! The good news is that there are several tips and tricks to make spring cleaning more manageable and even enjoyable.
Join Georgia Home Remodeling as we take you through the ultimate guide to stress-free and successful spring cleaning. Learn how to set realistic and attainable goals, have the right supplies, and get everything done, from the specs of dust settled under the sofa to reorganizing the overflowing storage closet!
It’s tough work, but it’s all worth it in the end.
The first step is to get organized and create a realistic plan to make it to the finish line! Between our busy schedules, it can be challenging to find the extra time to do some spring cleaning. But, when you set daily goals, you’d be surprised that even if you can’t find the time, you can absolutely make it! After you plan the time to get some cleaning out of the way, determine what tasks you will start with and the order you will follow.
If you want to do some real spring cleaning, more than one weekend will be required! Whether it’s on your phone, hung on the wall, or a scrap piece of paper, sit down with your calendar and block out the days and hours you will commit to spring cleaning. For instance, around work meetings, kid’s soccer practice, and family dinners, you may notice the best time for you to dedicate to refreshing your home are Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays in the late afternoon when the day is winding down.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have to get things done– As long as you plan it out and stick to your goals, your spring cleaning will get done in time!
Next, establish a flow of tasks to keep you on track and, for lack of a better word, sane!
Create a practical order to help you concentrate on one task at a time and avoid getting overwhelmed. Deep cleaning the entire home is tough work! You need to be strategic if you want to complete this challenge with the least stress and more enjoyment.
Some prefer to work from the back room to the front door. For example, begin with sprucing up the backyard, then move inside to the children’s bedrooms in the very back of the house, followed by the kitchen and living room in the middle, and ending with the foyer and front yard.
On the other hand, others thrive by accomplishing the rooms of priority first, moving towards those of less concern. In this case, you would start with the spaces in which your family spends the most time, like the family room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Then, follow with the home office, bedrooms, laundry room, and other spaces with less importance.
Now, it’s time to put the two above steps together, keeping in mind the time it takes to tackle each room spending on its cleaning needs. Beginning with the first spot on your calendar that you established as a spring cleaning day, jot down your goal based on where you want to start. For instance, if Monday morning was the first time slot you chose to kick off your spring project, write that you will tidy up the backyard.
The key to making your schedule work for you is considering the time each space or task needs to be done correctly. You may need several days for more elaborate chores, like shampooing carpets and reorganizing storage spaces. Feel free to make daily, weekly, or even monthly goals– Think about what will work for you!
Below are examples of chores that take a few minutes or several hours for your reference.
Quicker Cleaning Tasks-
Cleaning Projects that Take More Time-
Before getting to work, ensure you’re stocked with the essential cleaning supplies. The following lists will help you collect all the tools and cleaners needed to complete your spring cleaning.
Basic Cleaners and Soaps
Basic Tools and Supplies
Advanced Cleaners and Supplies
The tips below outline fundamental methods that will assist you in cleaning practically every surface, object, and hidden corner of any room, leaving your home refreshed from top to bottom!
If you’ve decided to include the backyard, porches, and front yard in this year’s spring cleaning, here are the basics you’ll want to know. Of course, you’ll want to begin with the essentials, like raking the leaves and mowing the lawn. But also consider weeding the flower beds or even adding some new plants to the landscape.
Another excellent outdoor spring cleaning task is pressure washing the driveway and walkways. This makes a significant difference in the appearance of your home and improves curb appeal. Similarly, think about washing the dirt and dust off the front door and any railings or columns in the front yard.
What you do with your floors entirely depends on the material you’re working with. Whether you have durable and low-maintenance flooring like vinyl or care-intensive hardwood floors, there are plenty of ways to make them look as good as new.
For all surfaces and objects made from wood, plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, or another solid material, ensure they are free from any unsightly spots. These surfaces can become ridden with smudges, dust, dirt, minor scratches, or some mysterious gunk. Refresh the hard materials of your home, including:
While some of these materials may need a specialized cleaner, a quality all-purpose cleaner should work beautifully for most! Paper towels and soft microfiber clothes will also come in handy. Remember to clear the surface of dust and debris before wiping it down with the appropriate cleaning solution.
When it comes to fabrics, a specific approach may be necessary. So be sure to read the label of any soft material you wash or treat, like couch cushions, upholstered chairs, curtains, and bed linens. If you’re unsure how to clean a particular material, dry cleaning is a safe and smart option.
Pay attention to hard-to-reach locations, such as the tops of ceiling fans and window housings. It’s best to work from the top of a room to the bottom, clearing the dust that makes its way to the floor. Move furniture and objects on shelves around to get all the hidden areas.
Reorganizing the areas that have become cluttered and chaotic may be some of the spring cleaning tasks that will take the most time. So, be sure to dedicate plenty of time to each space.
Below are the areas you should consider reorganizing:
Finally, don’t forget about that one overflowing junk drawer!
The thought of deep cleaning your whole home can be overwhelming, but spring cleaning is super satisfying when taken a chunk at a time. A clean house makes a happy home, for sure.
So, take the time to refresh your home. And if you’re ready to take your home to the next level with a new remodel, you know who to call. Georgia Home Remodeling is ready and excited to make your home vision a reality!