Spring cleaning is an essential part of making your home stand out. Taking the time to thoroughly clean your home each spring keeps messy, dirty, and smelly issues from piling up and becoming unmanageable. Here are five spring cleaning tips that are guaranteed to make your home stand out!
Make a Spring Cleaning Schedule
Thoroughly cleaning your home each spring makes it stand out as a home that is cared about, but it can't be done in one afternoon. Instead of overwhelming yourself by trying to take on your entire home at once, focus on one room, or even one drawer at a time. As we welcome Spring, make a plan for what you want to accomplish each day over the course of at least one week, but preferably several weeks, to be sure that you are devoting enough time to thoroughly cleaning each part of your home.
Incorporate Tasteful Organization Tools
Ancient shelving with peeling paint can be an eyesore in an otherwise clean room, so try adding modern shelves, storage bins, and other organizational tools as part of your spring cleaning routine this year to enhance the overall aesthetic effect of your home. Choosing items that match your favorite home decor can allow your shelves and other storage tools to blend nicely with your decor instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Try painting or replacing your shelves so that they match the rest of the furniture in a particular room, and incorporate plastic or fabric storage bins that match the room's color scheme.
Use the Correct Cleaning Supplies
Using the right cleaning supplies is crucial when it comes to keeping your furniture, floors, and windows looking their best. Wood furniture, glass, and floors generally require different types of cleaning supplies based on their material and use. Glass cleaner, for example, is not usually strong enough to work efficiently on other materials, and the harsh chemicals that are used for cleaning floors and sinks should not be used for countertops or wood shelves. While it may not seem efficient to purchase several types of cleaning supplies, it is necessary to keep your home looking its best.
Utilize Baking Soda
Baking soda is a simple, but highly effective, way to take on stains and odors in almost any part of your home. This simple household item can remove tough stains from sinks, plastic food containers, walls, and drains, and it quickly fights odors in pet beds, fridges, laundry, furniture, and many other places.
Sort Through Your Things
If you don't use something on a regular basis, it doesn't need to be taking up space in your home. Well-organized homes stand out because everything has a purpose, and clutter is kept to a minimum. Most people have more clothes, accessories, and kitchen supplies than they need, as well as entertainment items that they never use, and having too many things makes them much harder to keep organized. Instead of simply stuffing everything into storage this spring, make a point of going through each room and donating, selling, or discarding anything that does not enhance your life.
Spring cleaning is a great way to make your house stand out as a comfortable, organized home. Contact Creative Home Stagers today to learn more about cleaning and organizing tips that will make your home look its best!