Although the warmth of spring is still a couple of weeks away, there is no time like the present to jumpstart your spring cleaning. There is nothing like a fresh, decluttered space to bring about peace and serenity.
Some people enjoy cleaning and organizing their living space, while others would rather have a root canal. Whatever category you fall into, we’ve put together some tips for cleaning your home to help you get started.
5 Tips for Spring Organizing and Cleaning your Home
Whether you’re in the mood to clean or not, these ideas may give you a boost!
Choose Cleaning Supplies You Love to Use!
If you hate the way that most cleaning products smell, or don’t find them effective, you are less likely to clean. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products smell great and work so effectively you’ll never go back to your old habits again. The multi-surface everyday cleaner comes in scents like lavender, lemon verbena, and rosemary ensuring you’ll definitely find a new favorite. Bonus: This cleaner is all-natural, so you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals.
Organize One Closet at a Time
When it comes to organizing, you want to set yourself up for success and avoid feeling overwhelmed. The best way to do this is to tackle one space or closet at a time. To begin, identify the problem. Is the space stuffed full? Does it lack hooks and baskets for storage? What’s working? What isn’t?
Once you’ve answered these questions, purchase the items you need to get organized, get rid of and donate any unused items, and enjoy your newly organized space.
Clean Your Windows to Let in More Light
Dingy windows make for gloomy indoor spaces, but clean windows allow the light to shine through. You don’t have to resort to your mom’s blue window cleaner to get the job done. Rebel Green has a line of natural cleaning products to cut through the mess. Their Peppermint & Lemon Sparkling Glass Spray is non-toxic and derived from plant-based, biodegradable, renewable, and sustainable resources.
Maximize Pantry Space
Open bags, unused canned goods, and out of date spices mean your pantry is a space that can get out of hand quickly. But, when you take the time to streamline your pantry, cooking and packing lunches becomes far less frustrating.
You don’t have to buy hundreds of dollars of baskets and jars to get a look you love. Start by discarding items that you’ll never eat or are out of date. Then, consider investing in can risers or lazy susans to maximize space. Finally, place baking items like flour and sugar in canisters for easy access.
Clean the Winter Off Your Floors
Winter brings an endless deluge of snow, dirt, salt, and mess to your floors. Start fresh from the ground up by deep cleaning your floors and baseboards. Before beginning, you’ll want to know what type floors you have to ensure you don’t damage them.
For most floors you’ll want to start by wiping the baseboards, then sweep/vacuum your floors, and finish with a mop to remove dirt and salt. Moppy Floor Cleaner from Natural House is a great way to clean floors using the power of probiotics and plant based cleaning agents. This product is safe for high gloss surfaces, terrazzo, marble, slate, vinyl, tile, and finished hardwood floors.
Do you have any favorite tips for cleaning your home? Which of these will you tackle first? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.