The snow is melting, the weather is getting warm, and it’s that time of year again – spring cleaning time! Fortunately, there’s no need to be overwhelmed when you follow our expert spring cleaning tips! So read on to revitalize your home and get that fresh spring feeling.
Declutter Your Home
When it comes to spring cleaning tips, decluttering is an excellent first step. If you haven’t used something in the past six months, donate it! In fact, studies have shown that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. By decluttering every spring, your house will look better, and you’ll feel better too! Pro Tip: use under-the-bed storage and clearly labelled boxes to store everything neatly and out of sight.
Reorganize Your Closets
Once you’re done decluttering, it’s time to reorganize your closets. Remove everything, sweep, wipe, and dust inside your closet then add some extra storage options. Consider installing an over-the-door rack to save space and store extra towels or clothes. We also recommend using a shoe rack to keep everything organized and installing hooks on the wall of your closet to hang purses.
Wash Your Windows
Windows are often overlooked when we do basic cleaning. So every spring, it’s a good idea to do a thorough wash. Raise your blinds or shades and wash windows with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. We love using a simple 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water to get a streak-free shine that’s eco-friendly too. Once your glass is clean, finish off by dusting the blinds and vacuuming your fabric shades and drapes.
Replace Furnace and HVAC Filters
Another one of our favourite spring cleaning tips is to replace your furnace and HVAC filters. Consider replacing a standard filter for one with a high MERV rating because it will catch smaller, irritating particles before they enter the air you breathe. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure your home feels revitalized for spring!
Deep Clean Carpets and Floors
Although you may often vacuum when it comes to spring cleaning, it’s time to do a deep clean of carpets and floors. That means moving all the furniture and sweeping or vacuuming underneath. You’ll be surprised how much dirt, dust, and hair can build up over the year, especially in bedrooms and dining rooms. By using a high-performance vacuum or renting a steamer, you’ll revitalize your home and restore your floor’s colour and texture. As a bonus, once you’ve moved your furniture, consider rearranging it for a quick spring makeover.
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So there you have it! When you follow our five favourite spring cleaning tips, your home will feel fresh, revitalized, and ready for spring! For more tips and tricks on how to revitalize your home for spring, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.