The frigid temperatures have made way for slightly warmer weather, and with daylight savings time having taken place this past weekend, the days are beginning to get a lot longer. These are signals for the start of the spring season, and after the harsh cold we had to endure, spring is more than welcome. With that in mind, it’s time to consider doing some spring cleaning. No matter what you say, there is always stuff that you can get rid of, whether you decide to throw it out, sell it, or donate it to a local charity. As we inch closer to this beautiful season, here are some tips to keep in mind when cleaning.
This is a wonderful opportunity to go through all of your clothes and see what you would like to get rid of. There’s a good chance you might find boxes of clothing in the attic that you have neglected to go through over time, and the more people you have living with you, the more clothes you’re likely to find. If the clothing is still in good condition, consider donating them to local charities.
If you have various collectibles and other items that you have accumulated over the years that you’ve forgotten about, it’s probably time to let them go. The spring is the perfect time to have a yard sale to sell your unwanted items, seeing as the weather isn’t freezing cold or oppressively hot, so the spring season is ideal to get people outside and curious about what you have to offer them. Why not try and earn a few bucks to save for a summer getaway?
Also, take time to look through your garage. Other than your own possessions, you probably have a certain spot in there (meaning, all over the place) that have outdoor toys that have been forgotten over the years, if you have children. For the toys that are still in working order, but aren’t played with anymore, sell them. If they are not in working condition, obviously throw them out. With the spring coming, and the summer following closely behind, your child might have other seasonal toys they have their eye on, so whatever space you cleared out in the garage will be useful for when you might, or inevitably, have other toys to go in the garage.
Washing your windows is one of the main cleaning activities you’ll do in the spring. With the beautiful weather approaching, you’ll want to have your windows clean so you can draw your curtains and enjoy the gorgeous spring scenery. To have the best and clearest views possible, take time to wash your windows thoroughly so the outside grandness of spring can become its own decoration.
If you have collected many books over the years, it’s always a good idea to reorganize them, so as to make it look more appealing and in order. I can certainly relate to this one because with all of the books that I have collected over the years, the size of my bookshelf doesn’t allow them all to fit comfortably. I have some books sitting on top of the shelf, so I know I need to do some spring cleaning and buy another bookshelf to help organize my books.
Other than the attic and basement that might need cleaning (these sections are pretty much the storage containers of a home), another section in the house that should really have your attention when cleaning is the kitchen. Over the fall and winter months, your kitchen probably had a lot more activity than usual because of the holidays and having family over during that time. With this in mind, you’ll definitely want to take a meticulous look at your kitchen and make sure you clean all appliances and surfaces of any stains. Also, you might want to take some time to clean out your fridge from food that has been sitting there for a while (which is something you should do at least every other week, let’s be honest).
With spring already beginning next Friday, March 20, you can definitely get a jumpstart on your seasonal cleaning to make your house look its best while everything is in bloom. This is the time to make your home as stunning inside as the spring environment outside.