- April 13, 2021
- Category: Home, Tips & Advice
It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. That’s right, spring is here and it’s a good time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Many people can get overwhelmed at the thought of organizing, so we put together 7 tips for a successful spring cleaning this year.
Everyone has that one drawer (or maybe even a room) in their house where all the things you don’t want to throw away go because you might use them again. If you haven’t used something in the past year, it might be time to donate or dispose of it. Some organizations have donation boxes and others will come to your door to pick up gently used items.
Gather all supplies beforehand.
Have all your cleaning supplies ready before you start spring cleaning. Good things to have on hand are general all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, and reusable rags.
One room at a time.
Thinking about cleaning your whole house from top to bottom all in one day can be overwhelming. To avoid this, try cleaning one room at a time or complete one task at a time. Think about the main areas you’d like to organize and start there.
Clean top to bottom.
Grab a step stool and clean the top of your cabinets, fridge, and light fixtures. As you clean, dust and debris may float down. By working from top to bottom, you’ll reduce the need to go back over areas you’ve already cleaned.
Wipe down the walls.
Cleaning the walls of your home may not be at the top of your to-do list, but after a good scrub (or dusting) you’ll be amazed at how fresh the room will feel. Walls that are touched regularly can build up dust and grime, so cleaning them could give the paint a fresh look.
Clean your appliances.
Consider cleaning out the inside of your fridge and freezer. Don’t forget about your small appliances like your coffee maker, toaster, food processor, and any other well-used items. Always clean according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Update your home inventory list.
Once you’ve finished your spring cleaning, update your home inventory list. You’ve most likely donated or disposed of some items as well as purchased new items. This is also the time to update your home insurance coverage.
Places you may be neglecting:
There’s no shortage of tasks for spring cleaning. Here are some places you may not be top of mind, but dust and grime may be collecting:
- Shower curtains
- Trash cans
- Under the sink
The best part about spring cleaning is being able to open up your windows. Get the stale air out, and get some fresh air in. While cleaning out your home, if you come across any items and are unsure if they are covered in your home insurance policy reach out to us – (902) 466-5328. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!