February 26, 2024
Spring is here, and that means it’s time for some deep cleaning around the house! Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, these top five spring cleaning tips will help you get your home in tip-top shape.
One of the best ways to get your home ready for spring is to declutter. Go through your closets, drawers, and cabinets and get rid of anything you no longer need or use. Donate clothes and household items to a local thrift store or charity organization.
To make the process less overwhelming, The Spruce recommends making a “declutter your home checklist” to prioritize. “Focus on one room such as the kitchen, or even one zone within a room (e.g., kitchen cabinets), at a time.”
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to deep clean. Grab some cloths or wipes and clean every nook and cranny of your home, including baseboards, windows, and appliances. Don’t forget to dust and vacuum all the areas that tend to get neglected, such as your ceiling fan.
According to HouseDigest.com, “cleaning your fan’s blades is important because, if not dusted regularly, your fan could circulate lots of dust in the air, which could worsen allergies.” Soapy water is typically safe for ceiling fans and will reduce dust and dander.
Spring is a great time to refresh your bedding and linens and put away Winter layers. Wash your comforter, pillows, and sheets, and replace any old or worn-out items.
Ikea.com suggests choosing “cooler duvets for the spring season and creating a tropical paradise by dressing your bed in bright, colorful textiles and letting in some natural light” for the new season.
If you work from home or have a home office, spring is the perfect time to organize your workspace. Sort through paperwork, get rid of unnecessary items, and invest in some organizational tools to make your workspace more efficient.
According to HGTV, “a well-organized filing system is a good indication of a functional office space. To organize, separate the filing system into five color-coded categories, and label each hanging folder according to your needs.”
Spring Cleaning checklists for the office will often include going through old paperwork and choosing outdated or unimportant documents to shred. If you don’t have a home paper shredder, find a “shred day” near you offered by a local company.
Finally, don’t forget about your outdoor space! Clean up your yard, patio, and grill, and get ready for spring and summer entertaining.
Better Homes & Gardens recommends using “outdoor spray enamel to touch up chips on painted outdoor furniture.” to give your patio furniture a nice refresh. In addition to this, planting some flowers or herbs can add a pop of color to your outdoor space.
Now that you have some top spring cleaning tips, it’s time to get to work! And if you have any items to donate, consider giving them to the Houston Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
The ReStores accept donations of gently used furniture, appliances and more and sell them to the public at a discounted price. This helps to support Houston Habitat’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing to families in need. Happy spring cleaning!
How to Declutter Your Home: 6 Best Room-by-Room Methods, TheSpruce.com
30 Places In Your Home You Are Forgetting to Clean, HouseDigest.com
Ideas for a Spring Bedroom Refresh, Ikea.com
10 Office Home Hacks to Get You Organized Now, HGTV.com
Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Ultimate Guide to a Tidier Home, Better Homes & Gardens