It is that time again when many people decide to give their pride and joy a thorough going over. After the stuffiness of winter and having all the windows closed it’s definitely time to freshen up your home!
Typically a house during winter will be more shut off to the world than during any other season. This allows dust to settle and the air to become more stagnant. Having a spring clean not only freshens everything up but can also remove allergens and dust that can cause respiratory health issues.
One of the best things you can do to bring happiness and relief into your life is by decluttering. Cleaning out an area of your house is validating, exciting, and will bring positive energy into your life. It’s time to clean out one of the commonly neglected areas of the house–the garage.
Plan out a specific time when you want to get your spring cleaning done. Make your timeline realistic so that you don’t end up putting it off due to intimidation of not being able to get through it. The ideal option is to set apart a Saturday or weekend to knock all of the organizing and cleaning out at once. A three day weekend might even work, although a holiday weekend like this may be hard spent cleaning and organizing instead of playing with the family or taking a trip. If that’s not an option due to scheduling, then make a plan to do a little bit each day for the next while and get the family involved to their part so that it’s not overwhelming.
Sort Your Possessions
A huge part of spring cleaning includes getting rid of stuff you don’t need. When cleaning out an area of the house, it’s always shocking how much stuff we tend to keep that we never or rarely use.
If you are like most homeowners, spring is a time when you get to work tidying up around your spaces. The season is a great time to declutter and straighten up your home. This year, there are many tips you can follow to help you streamline the process, and having an “order” to your spring cleaning can help you spend less time on the process overall!
Declutter and Downsize
To begin, declutter and downsize. Think about areas in which you have a plethora of STUFF. A closet is a great place to start! Most people have tons of clothing in their closet and never wear it all. You can essentially create an amazing amount of new space in your home by decluttering just one closet. The kitchen is another area where you might have a ton of items that need to be weeded through. Take some time to think about additional areas in your own home that hold the most stuff and focus your attention on those spots!
If you’ve been around the blog at all, you know that I try to clean as naturally as possible in my home. With twins under the age of 2, natural cleaning products are especially important to me, since these girls can get into ANYTHING pretty quickly. VERY quickly, actually.
But every once in a while, one of my natural cleaning concoctions just doesn’t cut it. Case in point:
This is the automatic ice/water dispenser on our refrigerator.
Now, we just TODAY celebrated our one-year anniversary of moving into this house. And I have now been trying to clean this up for an entire year! I gave it a lot of special attention just now during my Spring Cleaning checklist, and I STILL wasn’t happy with it!
The hard water here is to blame, and a water softener IS on our list of improvements, but for right now, this is what I had to work with. And my natural ideas just weren’t cutting it at all.
So when Kasie from CLR contacted me and asked if I was interested in review a couple of their products, I figured, why not! So she sent me over the original CLR concentrate, and the CLR Bath & Kitchen Foaming Action Cleaner.
Spring is well underway and everyone’s enjoying the chirping of the birds, the warm spring breeze, and the sunlight finally breaking through the clouds. But with the lure of the nature so strong, many homeowners have been putting off their spring cleaning routine. After all, the spring is not all sunshine and rainbows, and people suffering from allergies know that best.
Spring is a season of change, and what better time to get your home fresh and clean than right now! Spring cleaning is a thorough process involving everything from reorganizing your closets, scrubbing your toilet, washing the carpets and drapes to cleaning every nook and cranny you may have forgotten about during the winter.