Embrace the Fresh Start of Spring: A Personal Guide to Spring Cleaning
woman spring cleaning in her livingroom
My two favorite parts of Spring are the later sunsets and the small taste of color that comes with crocuses and daffodils. Some might call it seasonal depression, but to me Winter is sad and dull. The sun goes down entirely too early and if you have kids you know how not having more time outside can affect the mood in the house (and the decluttering effort if we're honest). Also, there's so few colors to admire in Winter which really doesn't help my dopamine levels at all. The world needs color!
For these reasons Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It’s a real mood booster for me. But it also serves as a feeling of a fresh start whether that’s getting back into healthy habits, finally starting that DIY project that’s been on the to do list forever or resetting the house for the coming warm weather. Personally, my brain starts to explode with a million different housekeeping things I need to do (that I’ll likely never finish), but I digress. If you’re like me at all you need a list to keep you focused and also to give you that nice hit of dopamine once you check off each item. So with a little help, we put together a list of some essential home cleaning tasks for your home.

Declutter and Organize

Start by decluttering each room in your home. Donate or recycle items you no longer need or use.

I like to schedule a donation pickup online so I don’t have to make a separate trip to donate my used items. I use www.pickuplease.org. Invest in storage solutions such as baskets or bins to keep things organized. A clutter-free environment can do wonders for your mental well-being and make your home feel more spacious.

organize and declutter

Deep Clean Your Appliances

Give your appliances some TLC by cleaning out the dust, grime, and food residue that has accumulated over the winter months.

This includes your refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. Not only will they look better, but they’ll also work more efficiently.

deep clean kitchen stove

Windows and Screens

Don’t forget about your windows and screens!

Wipe down the glass to let more natural light into your home. Clean the screens to prevent dust and pollen buildup, especially as allergy season kicks into high gear. At Landers Cleaning we like to use glass rags for the cleanest window shine.

scrubbing window sil

Dust and Vacuum

Dust has a sneaky way of accumulating in the corners of our homes.

Take the time to dust ceiling fans, light fixtures, baseboards, and any other overlooked areas. Follow up with a thorough vacuuming to rid your carpets and rugs of dirt and allergens.

vacuum rugs

Freshen Up Fabrics

Wash or dry clean curtains, pillow covers, and bedding to remove dust and odors.

Consider flipping or rotating your mattresses for even wear and a more comfortable night’s sleep.

clean curtains

Outdoor Maintenance

Spring cleaning isn’t just limited to the indoors. Take some time to clean up your outdoor space as well.

Sweep away debris from pathways and patios or use a blower for a bigger mess. Prune overgrown shrubs and freshen up your garden beds with new mulch or soil. Wipe down your outdoor furniture of any grime that built up over the winter.

sweep back deck

For Best Success, Take Your Time

As you tackle your Spring cleaning checklist, remember to take breaks and pace yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a spotless home.

Enlist the help of family members or consider hiring a professional cleaning service (check out our Seasonal Cleaning Services here) like Landers Cleaning to lighten the load. Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up; it’s about embracing a fresh start and welcoming the new season with open arms. So, put on your favorite playlist, pour yourself a refreshing drink, and let’s make your home shine brighter than the springtime sun.

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