It’s important to update your home’s look to keep it fresh. But before changing and adding more décor, you have to make more space first by getting rid of clutter. Here are five tips and tricks on how to clean and organize your home faster and smarter, so you can get on your spring decorating as soon as the warmer season arrives.
Clear the Clutter
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of all the things that have accumulated in different parts of the house. A clever way to tackle this is by using four boxes labeled with four categories: Trash, Storage, Sell, and Donate. Assess every room and put anything you no longer use in the corresponding container. This is also a good time to decide which items you want to keep or put away. It’s normal to feel the urge to hoard and hold on to things, but keep in mind that your task will be so much easier without the clutter.
Cover the Major Tasks
Focus your efforts on the areas that would make the most difference to you. Don’t try to tackle everything at once. For instance, you can start in the kitchen, and then move on to the living area and bedrooms. You may want to target the big pieces first, such as furnishings, appliances, and carpets. When you’ve covered the major tasks, you’ll be surprised to find a spotless house in no time.
Go From Top to Bottom
Spare yourself from doing things all over again by cleaning from the top to bottom. Start by dusting ceiling fixtures, then move on to wiping tables and other furniture. Because dirt and drip will fall down, it’s smart to save for last any sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping of the floor.
Pay Attention to Finishing Details
Make your home cozy and inviting by paying attention to details that matter. There are small things that complete a look, and these items should not be overlooked. Guests will notice a neat welcome mat, a vase full of fresh flowers, and a nice-smelling soap in the bathroom, more than a perfectly clean home.
Involve Family Members
More hands make less work so enlist the help of your family. Create a checklist of the work to be accomplished and delegate. Many chores such as wiping the tables, organizing, or simply picking up trash from the floor can be done by young ones. This is also a good opportunity to teach children to be neat and responsible.
Spring cleaning seems like a daunting task, but these tips can make the job so much faster and easier. With proper planning and support from your loved ones, your home will be revitalized in no time.