Spring has sprung! I must admit that Spring is the least of my favorite seasons, primarily because I have horrible allergies. I spend 3-months being pretty darn miserable. BUT I do love me some Spring cleaning and Springtime flowers! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Spring cleaning must-dos to whip your home back into shape for the upcoming seasons.
Spring Cleaning Must-Do No.1: READ “THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP”
I’ve mentioned this book before…it’s life changing and will completely change your approach when it comes to cleaning and organizing.
Spring Cleaning Must-Do No. 2: PURGE
Go through all your closets…anything that hasn’t been used in the last 6-months, get rid of it (with the exception of clothes that that have been stored for when it’s not their season). It’s time to say, ” bye bye bye” to those pieces of clothing, shoes, or anything else you’ve been hoarding for years. Trust me, you CAN do it! When I clean out my closet I will make separate piles of “donate” and “toss” this makes it easier rather than separating it all at the end. I also try to do this in my kitchen and bathroom cabinets. In my kitchen, if I don’t LOVE it or USE it regularly it gets tossed or donated . There is no sense in keeping something that you don’t love or use. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” will teach you all about this.
Spring Cleaning Must-Do No. 3: DEEP CLEAN THOSE AREAS YOU NORMALLY AVOID
You know, like all the dust bunnies under your sofa or dresser that you don’t see on a daily basis. The bunnies are there and they are NOT the kind of bunnies we want. For some reason my apartment gets crazy dusty and the hardwood floors show every spec of dust and it always seems to pile up under areas like the sofa and dresser. So give those areas a good clean, your allergies will thank you.
Spring Cleaning Must-Do No. 4: PICK PRODUCTS THAT MAKE CLEANING EASIER
How annoying is it when you take the time to clean and it ends up taking you FOREVER because your products just aren’t doing a good enough job? That is definitely one of my biggest pet peeves about cleaning. With a little bit of trial and error I’ve found a few tried and true products that I just LOVE and that never seem to fail me…..J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer, and a good ol’ Swifter Duster.
Spring Cleaning Must-Do No. 5: FRESHEN IT UP
Once your home is sparkling clean and meticulously organized give it a little extra fresh feeling with a new scented candle and your favorite spring time flowers.
I don’t know about you guys, but I love that just freshly cleaned and organized feeling. It really motivates me to be productive in other areas of my life when my home is cleaned and everything has a proper spot. Who else is with me on that?! I epically failed at keeping things organized after taking the time to do it during the start of the New Year. This weekend I’m going to whip everything back into shape and TRY to keep it that way.
Anyone have fun plans for the weekend? My weekend is pretty packed with plans and I’m super excited about it. I also plan on starting some Spring cleaning and I can’t wait, haha, how lame am I? It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in Oakland so a walk around the lake is going to be a must.
Have a great weekend friends and good luck with your Spring cleaning!