Around this time everyone looks forward to putting away their snow shovels, pulling the covers off their grills, and opening the windows. That’s right, spring is here! However, with warmer temperatures comes the dreaded spring-cleaning. This year, Van Metre has some tips to make spring-cleaning a little easier for you!
Break It Down
No need to spend all day cleaning your entire house (unless you enjoy doing so). The thought of cleaning all day may wear you out before you even start, so there is no need to plan for an entire weekend cleaning marathon. Instead, pick one or two things you want to tackle in a day. Something as simple as dusting your dining room can only take a few minutes after you get home from work!
One of the best things about spring is warmer weather! It’s time to put away those sweaters and find your t-shirts and sundresses. While you’re organizing your closet, pick out the clothes that you haven’t worn in a while or don’t need. Donating clothes is a great way to purge your closet while giving back to your community.
Maybe you spent this winter watching inches of snow cover your outdoor deck and patio furniture. Now that the snow is finally gone, it’s time to reclaim your outdoor space! Wash off all tables and chairs from their winter grime with cleaner or just soap and water. If you have a grill, make sure that everything is working properly and is cleaned out before you fire it up.
Fridge and Freezer
Pull on those gloves and get to it. Toss anything that is past its expiration date, and anything that might be hiding in the way back. Wipe down shelves from miscellaneous spills and crumbs, and your fridge will look like new! The same rules apply for the freezer, and if something looks like it has become one with the freezer, chip away at the ice and toss it.
Clear the Clutter
Do a general sweep of your home from room to room. Recycle or organize that stack of magazines, hang up jackets that are lying around, and put away any shoes by the door. Tidying up for just 10 minutes can have a drastic effect on the whole look and feel of your home!
Source: Women’s Day