Spring Cleaning

A THOROUGH CLEANING IS GREAT FOR

YOUR HOME AND YOUR MOOD

One of the hardest parts about spring cleaning is knowing where to begin.

But once you start, chances are you’ll easily get in the groove.

And the best part? That amazing feeling of satisfaction and calm you’ll feel

when your house is finally decluttered and clean.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Focus on one room at a time. Set aside a small amount of time
  • each day to focus on one particular project in your room — maybe
  • your closet, your dresser or your shelves.
  • Declutter your belongings. Sort your items into four categories:
  • trash, donation, storage or keep, designating a place for your
  • everything in your “keep” category.
  • Dust thoroughly. Make sure to dust hard-to-reach areas like
  • the tops of ceiling fans, window casings, shelves and the books
  • themselves. Work from top to bottom, vacuuming dust that
  • falls onto the floor.

 

A kitchen with cleaning supplies. 
Set aside a small amount of time each day to focus on one
particular project in a room.
  • Focus on seasonal chores. Get ready for BBQ season by
  • cleaning your patio, grill and outdoor furniture. Put away your
  • winter bedding and décor, and pull out lighter accessories
  • in bright, spring colors.
  • Clean windows and screens. And don’t forget the window
  • treatments! Make sure to check labels for care. It’s best to dry clean
  • fabric shades and draperies.
  • You can easily wipe down wood blinds with a damp cloth.
  • Get the family involved. Give household members
  • age-appropriate chores and throw on some music.
  • For a little incentive, offer a reward for a job well done.

 

Focusing even just 10 to 15 minutes each day on one small task

can make a world of difference. And you may find you stay in the

habit of daily cleaning long after the season is over.

 

A man vacuuming drapery.
 Clean your windows and screens – and don’t forget the window treatments!
Fresh Ideas from Hunter Douglas