Spring will be here before we know it and with the temperatures still on the cooler side, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on your deep cleaning! From the cleaning basics to organizing cabinets and drawers, you’ll be relieved you did your cleaning early once the gorgeous weather rolls around.
Stock Up on Supplies
Being well prepared with all of the supplies you will need for spring cleaning your apartment will make the process that much easier. Keep in mind that you will need different supplies depending on the area of your home, so consider the countertop material, flooring, and what surface you will be cleaning.
Some supplies you will need:
- Cleaning products
- Plastic gloves
- Dust rags
- Storage bins
- Scrub brushes
Work Room by Room
Working room by room will keep the tedious project of spring cleaning more manageable, especially if you have to stop mid-clean to pick up the kids, go to an appointment, or make dinner! Once you start cleaning one area of your house, don’t move on until it is spotless. Clean all of the surfaces, get rid of any items you don’t need or use, and finish by dusting and vacuuming the space.
Clean the Tricky Spaces First
Each room in your home will have its own set of challenges – ceiling fans, microwaves, dishwasher, laundry, etc. All of these, plus many more, can be difficult to clean. By starting off with the trickier rooms and appliances first, you will get them out of the way and the rest of your spring cleaning will be a breeze.
Throw Things Away
Clutter will make itself present in most rooms in your house and knowing when to throw these items away will make a world of difference. While you’re spring cleaning your space, go through all of these items and throw away anything you no longer need, use, or have a have a home for.
Some items to get rid of:
- Old beauty products that never get used
- Clothing and shoes that no longer fit or are worn
- Toys that haven’t been played with in years
- Small appliances that aren’t used regularly
Utilize Storage Space
Once you’ve gone through each of the rooms in your home and have decided what to keep and what to get rid of, start thinking about storage solutions for the items you plan on keeping. Whether it’s getting a new bookshelf, installing storage solutions in your coat closet, or purchasing under bed storage, you will be able to eliminate clutter from building up in the future.