Spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. On the first warm day of the year, people would open their windows and doors, let fresh air in, and clean out the old ash and dirt from a home. Technology and spring cleaning techniques have certainly evolved, but it is still just as important to thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom at least once a year. Back in January we resolved ourselves to get more organized and keep our homes clean for the New Year. Now, spring is around the corner and some of the projects we wanted to do have fallen by the wayside. March is a great month to start working on the spring cleaning projects and our spring cleaning tips below can help.
There are certain cleaning tasks that are universal throughout the house. These tasks include washing down walls and ceilings, cleaning windows and screens, shampooing and vacuuming rugs, along with replacing smoke alarm batteries. But each room in a spring cleaning project will also bring its own challenges and rewards. By creating a spring cleaning checklist with clear goals and strategies for the different areas of your home, you will complete your project quicker and more effectively.
Below are some spring cleaning tips from the largest parts of your home to the smallest.
Attics become a “store-all” for everything from toy collections to holiday decorations. Spring cleaning is the best time to declutter and reorganize the attic before it gets too hot and humid.
We spend most of our time in our home sleeping in the bedroom. Therefore, they are the most important rooms in the house to properly clean.
The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but it is the one that most people dread to clean! It is very important to clean the bathroom from top to bottom while cleaning and wiping down the medicine cabinet.
Other than the bedroom, the living room is the most “lived in” room. It is very important to give the room a good cleaning from top to bottom.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Kitchen cleaning and organization is key to keeping the home running smoothly. However there are certain tasks that should be done at least once a year during a spring cleaning project.
Spring cleaning is the time to switch out winter clothes and coats for spring and summer outfits and jackets.
If you follow your spring cleaning checklist you can go room by room and get it all done in no time. Renting a self-storage unit is a great residential storage option to store excess items after a spring cleaning or organization project. Storage World has a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for household storage. We also sell moving and packing supplies to pack and store your items!