The days are getting longer and temperatures are starting to rise. Warmer weather usually motivates people to clean and tidy their homes. Grab your cleaning supplies to tackle these areas that are often overlooked when spring cleaning.
Don’t Forget the Walls
Over time, your walls accumulate dust and debris and the paint may look dingy. Use a neutral, non-toxic cleaning solution, a rag, and a bucket of water to gently wipe down the walls throughout your home and restore them to their original state.
Clean and Organize Kitchen Cabinets
Include a deep-cleaning of your kitchen cabinets in your spring cleaning routine. To clean your cabinets thoroughly, remove all items from inside first. Use a cleaning solution to wipe down the interior and exterior to remove dust, dirt, and crumbs. Organize the items stored in your cabinets throw away any old and expired food.
When cleaning your home, don’t forget to pay attention to your appliances. Clean the oven with an oven cleaner or use the self-cleaning function. Remove all items from your refrigerator and freezer, toss any expired foods, and wipe down the interiors. Cleaning tablets are available for dishwashers and washing machines to remove built-up residue. Pull your oven and refrigerator out to clean underneath, using a vacuum attachment to reach any accumulated debris.
Spring Cleaning for Your Windows
During spring cleaning, give your windows extra attention. Clean both the interior and exterior of the glass. Take the time to scrub down the windowsill and glass frame to remove any dust or dirt. Wipe down your blinds and wash any curtains or drapes. Thoroughly clean your windows to let more sunlight in as the days get longer. You can find recipes online to make household cleaners that will keep your windows and the rest of your home looking great.
Clean the Space Under Your Bed
An area that often gets neglected is the space under the bed. If you store things under your bed like shoes, containers of clothing, or other items, pull them out before vacuuming. Many vacuum cleaners have extension pieces that will help you reach underneath. As you put each item back in its place, consider whether or not you actually use it. Throw away or donate any items you haven’t used in the past year.
Organize Closet Spaces While Spring Cleaning
It’s easy for closets to fill up with clutter. While spring cleaning, take every item out of your closet. Do an inventory of your clothing and assess whether you actually wear or like each item. If you find clothing that you haven’t worn in years, donate it. You might need to add a system of shelves or drawers to the closet to better organize the space.
Springtime is a great time to tackle a full-house cleaning and decluttering project. When you are spring cleaning, don’t forget these often-overlooked areas in your home.