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Spring Cleaning Time has Sprung

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It’s that time of year where we all think about getting our homes ready for spring. Spring cleaning isn’t exactly a joyous occasion, but for many of us, it is necessary if we want to keep our homes looking fantastic.

If you want your home to look even more sparkling than ever this year, here are some spring cleaning tips to help you out:

Pick a Weekend and Stick to It

If you want to ensure that your spring cleaning gets done and gets done well, choose a weekend where you are free of commitments and commit to getting all of your cleaning done in that window. If you do this, you’re less likely to keep putting it off and putting it off until summer rolls round, and it’s too hot to do anything.

Declutter

Before you start scrubbing floors and dusting knick-knacks, it makes sense to declutter your home. Just getting rid of the excess can be enough to turn a messy bedroom or kitchen into an attractive cleaner space.

In order to declutter effectively, take three boxes and label one ‘keep’ one ’toss’ and one donate. Sort all your clutter into these boxes, being as ruthless as you can and get rid of the latter two boxes. If, after doing this, you still have so much stuff that the place still looks messy, check out Storage Near Me and get yourself a storage unit. Put all the stuff you want to keep, but aren’t likely to use anytime soon in there, for a cleaner, fresher, home.

Clean By Room

Once your rooms are free from clutter, start cleaning one room at a time. If you keep moving between rooms, you’re unlikely to do as thorough a job as you should.

Use Vinegar and Lemon Juice

Using white vinegar and lemon juice to clean, floors, walls, and windows are very effective, and it doesn’t leave your home smelling of chemicals, which can actually be quite harmful to your health.

Baking Soda is Your Friend

Whether your drains are blocked, there’s lots of mildew on your bathroom tiles, or there’s crayon on the walls, baking soda is your best friend, but perhaps the most important use for it during spring cleaning time is on your mattress. Sprinkle baking soda on your mattress, along with a few drops of essential oil if you like, leave for an hour or so and them vacuum to fresh up your bed and get rid of any nasties.

It is one of the most effective cleaning agents out there, and it’s completely natural.

Use Cedarwood Oil

A vital part of spring cleaning is ridding your drawers and closet of dust and debris that has accumulated over the winter. When you do this, if you mix a few drops of cedarwood oil into your cleaning solution, it will deter moths from making their homes in there. While you’re at it, give all of your winter clothes a wash on a high temperature to kill any larvae that may be skulking around.

 

Armed with these tips and a little elbow grease, you’re spring cleaning is sure to be a big success, and your house is certain to be gleaming.

 

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