5 Spring Cleaning Tips
The weather’s getting warmer, and it’s almost time for everyone’s favorite yearly activity: spring-cleaning. If you’ve spent almost a year watching things pile up in your closets and garage, spring-cleaning is going to be difficult. But there’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. With a little ingenuity and elbow grease, you can make your house as neat and organized as Martha Stewart’s. Lose the stress, and try out these five, simple tips while you’re cleaning out your house this year:
1. Get the whole family involved.
Ask your kids and spouse to help out. Oftentimes when it comes to cleaning, one person in the household has to do the majority of the work. This isn’t fair. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you live alone, you could ask one of your close friends or family members to come over to your place and help you out. Someone probably owes you a favor. Take advantage of it.
2. Break your cleaning up.
Don’t try to clean out your whole house in one day. It’s best to break up your spring-cleaning over the course of several weekends. For instance, you could work for a few hours every Sunday for a few weeks. If you clean in small chunks of time, you’re less likely to feel burned out and give up.
3. Work on the most difficult parts of your house first.
Start with the closets and then move to the kitchen and bathrooms. The closets are where you’re going to need to spend the most time deciding what you can get rid of. And you’re going to spend the most time organizing the closets. The kitchens and bathrooms are the areas that you’re probably going to have to scrub the most. Once you take care of the difficult areas, everything else will seem like a breeze.
4. Consider throwing a garage sale.
A garage sale will save you the trouble of having to transport large items like couches and TVs to your local thrift store if you want to get rid of them. And a garage sale will help you make some extra money you can use to treat yourself for being such a diligent spring cleaner!
5. Avoid putting everything that doesn’t fit in your house in the garage.
The garage should only be a temporary solution to alleviate clutter in your home. Try to only keep your cars, tools, and lawn care items in the garage. If you pile all of your unwanted stuff in there, you’re just going to have to clean it all up someday, which will probably be a complete nightmare.
Author’s Bio: Ryan is a guest post writer on the subjects of home organization, home window prices, and interior design trends. He’s also a real estate enthusiast who is specifically interested in homes for sale in Austin TX and Amberwood homes for sale.