Nothing is as satisfying than a sparkling clean home. Flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time for a little refresh! While it can seem like such a daunting task, spring cleaning can actually lead to stress relief, mood enhancement and increased productivity.
Starting the spring cleaning process off by making a to-do list first is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Otherwise, you could find yourself moving from one task to the other, without fully completing any of them.
Clutter has a way of piling up without us even knowing. As much as we try to maintain tidiness throughout the year, sometimes we just can't avoid clutter. It's important to get rid of excess clutter at least twice a year to keep our home fresh and clean. You'll realize that there are plenty of things you may not need anyway. Next, you'll want to start reorganizing everything that's left. Create dedicated spaces to house and organize toys, shoes, makeup, office supplies, and more.
Take things step-by-step and room-by-room. When you tackle each room individually before moving on to the next, it allows you to focus on and maximize that space's cleaning and organization. Here’s some areas to focus on in each room so you get the cleanest clean:
Living Room - Clean light fixtures, wash blankets, fluff and clean pillows, shampoo rugs, wipe down and vacuum upholstery, dust TV and any electronics
Kitchen - Clean inside of oven, organize and straighten pantry, clean behind and underneath refrigerator, wipe down and clean shelving inside fridge, wipe down cabinets
Bedroom - Wash sheets and pillowcases, flip or rotate mattress, straighten closet, clean light fixtures, wipe down and straighten nightstand
Bathroom - Thoroughly clean tub and shower (including shower liners), wipe down mirrors, pull out bath mats and wash
Home Office - Clean out desk drawers, wipe down computer monitors and keyboards
Entire Home - Clean blinds, wash windows, wipe baseboards, clean light fixtures, dust corners and ceilings, vacuum air vents
Outdoors - Sweep patio or deck, hose off dirt or mud, dust outdoor cobwebs, wipe down patio furniture
Wiping things down that don’t usually get a lot of attention can do wonders for your home. So, if you don’t get around to much else, try to at least clean surfaces. Picture frames, shelves, TVs, computer monitors, trash cans, vases, decorative items, and more will look great once they’ve gotten a good wipe-down.
We all have them - those chores that we can’t stand and put off as long as possible. What chore have you been dreading? Maybe it’s cleaning the grout in your shower, washing your curtains, tackling the hallway closet; Whatever the task may be, now’s a great time to take a breath and tackle it. You’ll feel better when it’s done. 😊
And when all is said and done, don’t forget to reward yourself with a mug of your favorite Angelino’s Coffee.
How is your spring cleaning going? Send us pics of your newly clean and serene spaces! @AngelinosCoffee