It’s time to get the home cleaned up and cleaned out; spring cleaning is the time to make everything spick-and-span. If you can start the project with something that will be rewarding and visible on a daily basis, then it will create motivation to continue. Here are five keys for your spring cleaning project.
Clothes Closet CleanupStart in the bedroom clothes closet and sort through every piece of clothing. Create three piles: keep, toss, next season. Each item must go into one of these piles. Clothes in the toss pile need should be set aside for deciding whether they are to be donated, thrown out or sold at a yard sale or online auction. Next season’s clothes should be set aside for storing and the keep pile needs to be neatly placed back into the closet.
Drawers and Other ClosetsNext, tackle the rest of the closets in the house with this same three-pile method. Whether it’s usable now, needs tossing or should simply be stored for future use are the three categories to use while going through each drawer or closet. Even the catch-all drawer in the kitchen. Getting all these areas cleaned out and organized will lift your motivation level to help with continuing the project.
Storing ItemsFor the next season clothing items, store them in airtight bags in the attic or basement. However, if you are limited on space, then there are many storage units in Puyallup, such as www.daffodilstorage.com that will hold all kinds of household items until you are ready to use them again. Think of the piles of items to keep and that are for a different season that you have collected throughout the home. These will all store nicely in a storage unit.
Windows and DoorsNow that you’ve got the house to a manageable point by eliminating unwanted items, it’s time to tackle the windows and doors. Wash all windows, inside and out, thoroughly. As well, clean all doors including the doors inside the home, not just entrance-ways. Consider repainting dingy doors after you give them a solid scrubbing, and don’t forget the molding around the doors.
Walls, To Paint or CleanIf the walls are in good shape paint-wise, you may want to just wash them down. Take one room at a time and wash each wall from top to bottom. Otherwise, you may need to put a new coat of paint on to brighten up the spaces. Always wash beforehand, though, so the paint has a better surface to stick to.
Now that you’ve done the major spring cleaning job, it will be easy to maintain the routine tasks of weekly cleans. We all collect alot of stuff over time, so it’s always good to clean it out at least once a year. Use these five keys to kick off your spring cleaning.