Winter is over, and your home probably needs a little sprucing up. From kids bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchens, check out our list of spring cleaning tips.
- 30 day challenge. Why not make cleaning your entire home manageable, but breaking it up into small, daily tasks? This way, you are less likely to get burned out over a long weekend, and can see your progress as the month continues. Pop Sugar has an example of a printable challenge that you can print and stick on your refrigerator as an easy reminder.
- Use the right tools. In order to clean everything in your home properly, you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools for every job. Clean Mama suggests putting the following small items in a basket to carry from room to room: checklist, gloves, garbage bags, cloths, dusters, sponges, scrub brushes and a lint roller. Make sure your bigger machines, like vacuum and extendable dusters are in good working condition, too. That way, you can move easily from one task to the next without stopping to fix anything.
- Don’t neglect scents. Mopping and dusting are sometimes only half the battle when it comes to spring cleaning. After you’re done cleaning, why not make sure your home smells wonderful, too? The blog, Whisper of Hope calls this concoction her “secret weapon”: Fill a pot with a shallow amount of water. Add a sliced lemon, fresh rosemary sprigs and a few tablespoons of vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil and then let it simmer. If you keep adding water, your home will smell lovely for hours.
- Get outside. Don’t forget about the dirty areas outside of your home! Be sure to give your garage and car a good once-over when you’re working on your house. Organized 31 details her car detailing adventure here. With a little time and some elbow grease, you can get your car ready for those summer vacations.