The Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring arrives on Tuesday, March 19th so many are beginning their spring cleaning. It’s not just about tidying up; it’s a chance to declutter, organize, and revitalize your home for the season ahead.

To help you make the most of spring-cleaning, here are the top ten things you should do to get started.

1. Declutter: Go through each room and get rid of items you no longer need or use. Donate, recycle, or discard anything that is broken, outdated, or no longer serves a purpose. Decluttering creates a sense of space and makes it easier to clean and organize.

2. Deep Clean Floors and Carpets: Vacuum, mop or steam clean your flooring. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas and use appropriate cleaners for different floor types. For carpets, consider renting a carpet cleaner or hiring professionals for a deep clean to remove dirt, stains, and allergens.

3. Freshen Up Fabrics: Wash or dry clean curtains, drapes, and upholstery to remove dust, pet dander, and odors that have accumulated over the winter months. Flip or rotate mattresses and wash bedding, including pillows and duvets, for a clean and comfortable sleep environment.

4. Scrub and Sanitize Surfaces: Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like countertops, tables, doorknobs, and light switches to eliminate germs and prevent the spread of illness. Use a mild cleaner or a mixture of water and vinegar for an eco-friendly and effective cleaning solution.

5. Organize Closets and Cabinets: Declutter and organize closets and cabinets. Sort through clothing, shoes, and accessories, donating or storing items that are out of season or no longer fit.

6. Clean Out and Organize Storage Spaces: Clear out clutter from storage areas like the attic, basement, garage, or shed. Dispose of anything broken or unused and organize items into labeled containers for easy access. Consider installing shelving or hooks to make the most of vertical space and keep things off the floor.

7. Freshen Up Appliances: Clean the inside and outside of your refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, and microwave, removing any food residue or grime. Check and replace filters, seals, and hoses as needed to keep appliances running efficiently.

8. Tidy Up Outdoor Spaces: Sweep away debris from patios, decks, and walkways, and clean outdoor furniture and cushions. Trim bushes, prune trees, and rake leaves to spruce up your yard and create a welcoming outdoor environment.

9. Check Safety Devices: Take the time to test and replace batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers to ensure they are functioning properly. Inspect electrical outlets, cords, and appliances for any signs of damage or wear and address any safety hazards promptly.

10. Add Fresh Touches: Finally, add some finishing touches to brighten up your space and bring the feeling of spring indoors. Place fresh flowers in vases, switch out heavy curtains for lightweight fabrics, and incorporate pops of color with throw pillows or decorative accents. Open windows to let in fresh air and natural light, and enjoy the rejuvenated atmosphere of your home.

Spring cleaning is more than just a chore; it’s an opportunity to reset and refresh your living space for the season ahead. And for many of our Atlanta Senior Real Estate clients, spring cleaning is a step toward making it easier to eventually downsize and relocate.

If you want to speak with us about future relocation plans for you or a senior loved one, contact us today.

Spring Cleaning – 7 Things to Do

Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to look at spring cleaning. If you’ve been wanting to declutter, this is a perfect time to start.

Senior relocation company Caring Transitions (best known for estate sales, packing/unpacking and more services for senior moves) is out with a list of 6 things to incorporate into your spring cleaning routine.

  1. Rearrange closets
    Take everything out, put away the winter clothes, and rearrange shelves and hangers to give yourself some extra storage space and make room for lighter pieces.
  2. Clean out your pantry
    Go through your pantry, fridge, freezers, cabinets, drawers etc., clearing anything that’s expired or unnecessary.
  3. Check for pests
    Be sure that there aren’t any cracks in windows or doors where creepy crawlies could creep in; check window seals for fungus/mold buildup; replace door mats regularly; thoroughly sweep behind furniture at least once a week.
  4. Wash walls
    You should always give walls a good scrub before welcoming warmer air indoors – especially after spending months with thicker clothing on stands indoors gathering dust.
  5. Spring clean appliances
    Be sure all appliances are wiped down with damp cloths or sponges daily and cleaned properly on both inside and outside surfaces every month or two.
  6. Refresh fabrics
    Fabric such as curtains or bedding absorbs smells from cooking throughout winter months same goes with rugs which need vacuumed & freshened regularly too.

>>Click here to read more about Spring Cleaning from senior relocation specialists Caring Transitions.

Article reprinted with permission of Caring Transitions of Northeast Atlanta. Contact Mike DeLeon for information about their services.