Spring is always a welcome sight as the cold weather starts to turn and leaving the sanctuary of your home becomes a more enticing option. Many people participate in a spring cleaning because it gives them a chance to get rid of the winter malaise, along with any unwanted stuff. Are you spring cleaning your home this year? If you run headlong into a cleaning session, it can get overwhelming. Starting with a spring cleaning checklist will help you stay organized and on task as you get ready for the new season.
Break Down Your Spring Cleaning by Room
Focusing on one room at a time can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed during spring cleaning. Make individual to-do lists for each room and tackle them one at a time. This can also be helpful when making time to clean, since most people can’t just toss away an entire weekend to get the job done. Maybe you clean the living room and kitchen on Saturday, the bathrooms on Sunday, and the garage next weekend. If you run room to room and half clean everything, it can feel like you’re spinning your wheels.
Make a List of Repairs and Replacements
Much of spring cleaning involves scrubbing baseboards and wiping down oft-untouched shelves. Once everything has been cleaned, you may also want to take the time to make a separate list of repairs and replacements that you’d like to make to your home. Is one of the light fixtures on the first floor standing out for the wrong reasons? Did you notice a cracked window frame while you were dusting in the dining room? Make a list of small projects that you can tackle at a later time to complete your home updates.
Take the Opportunity to Get Rid of Stuff
You may spend most of the year tidying your home, but spring cleaning is the time to go all in. You’ll be deep cleaning areas of your home that you may not touch much throughout the calendar year. It’s also a good idea to sanitize your stuff — rather, the amount of stuff you have. Take stock of your wardrobe and the things you actually use in your home. Have you been absent-mindedly collecting junk throughout the years? This is the perfect time to get rid of some of that stuff and give yourself a clean slate.
If You Want a Home to Spring Clean, Talk to The Swanson Group
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