Your Spring-Cleaning Checklist
The season of spring cleaning is upon us, and now’s the perfect time to get a head start with a few of our favorite tips to make this annual deep clean a breeze.
Sometimes the hardest part about spring cleaning is just knowing where to start. The most effective way to deep clean your entire home is going room by room. Start with these room checklists to figure out exactly what to tackle first and how much time and attention each room may need. Prioritize the parts of your home that have been neglected the longest.
Before you really get into cleaning, one of the most satisfying parts of a deep clean is getting rid of clutter that you don’t need. Sort your belongings into four categories: trash, give away, store or put away. Have some fun during the process and draw some inspiration from Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Once the clutter is gone, cleaning will be a lot easier.
Resist the temptation to buy all-new cleaning supplies—this will only clutter up your cabinets and closets again. Stick to the basics with a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths. There are even homemade chemical-free cleaners you can make that will save you money while protecting the environment.
If you need a little help in your cleaning endeavors, get your family involved. Try throwing on some music or establishing a reward as an incentive to get the work done. Plus, this is a great time to establish new on-going cleaning habits to make the next deep clean much easier. Chore charts for the kids and simple routines for all will help make that just-cleaned feeling last
Don’t put it off until tomorrow or next week—today’s the day to get your spring cleaning started at your new University District home!