Make the Most of This Year's Spring Cleaning
The season of spring is rolling in fast, and many of us are still recovering from the effects of the nasty winter blues. The truth is, there’s no better way to cure a case of seasonal affective disorder than giving your home a total reset and refresh—alas, it’s time to start thinking about your annual spring cleaning. From cleaning out corners to wiping down walls and everything in between, giving your home a thorough clean doesn’t just make it look better, but it can make you feel better. At Sandlin Homes, we know that the task of spring cleaning can seem a bit daunting—which is why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you tackle this year's spring cleaning with ease.
Plan and prep
Sometimes, the actual cleaning can end up being the easiest part of your spring cleaning expedition. First, it’s important to make sure you have a plan before jumping right into your spring cleaning, and there are multiple ways to map out your system. Walking through your home and writing down each task you want accomplished is a great way to start your master plan, and from there you can figure out a time frame. Whether it be in a span of a week or a month-long journey—it’s essential to have a schedule to execute a successful spring cleaning. Break down various tasks amongst different days, from cleaning windows to wiping down baseboards. It won’t be flawless, and it can be altered as needed—but a spring cleaning schedule and checklist will help you keep everything organized and enforce self-discipline during your cleaning adventures.
If you’re in need of some guidance and inspiration for your spring cleaning schedule, there are a plethora of amazing digital versions available to you at your fingertips. To take it a step further, hang your schedule on the fridge or in the hallway—and you can even color code the tasks based upon each family member or room for extra efficiency. Get creative with your planning, and let the successful cleaning follow.
Clear out those closets and corners
Let’s face it—all of us collect clutter over the winter season, between the holidays, the hectic weather and anything in between. Conquering your cluttered corners, closets and any other crowded spaces in your home is a great way to make your spring cleaning a whole lot easier—after all, it’s difficult to clean where there’s chaos. First, separate your cluttered belongings into categories of things to keep, donate or sell. Find new spaces or add methods of storage for your keep items, and have a quick garage sale or post online for your items with value—and if you have any left, take them to local donation centers or thrift stores. It’s best to get rid of as much clutter as possible for the most effective spring cleaning, and we know you’ll feel a million times better after clearing out those crowded spaces in your home. Once you have spacious and open rooms, floors, closets and corners in your home—you’ll be ready for the ultimate deep cleaning.
Divide and conquer
Spring cleaning is oftentimes not a simple task to take on, and along with planning and prepping—it’s essential to divide up your tasks. Whether it be by person, by room or categories of cleaning—diving up your tasks can help cross things off your checklist in no time. Not only does breaking down and separating tasks help quicken the process, but it also helps increase your attention to detail—especially in the areas of your home that may have been extra neglected during the winter. Many people prefer to split up the cleaning by room to help keep the focus centered on one area at a time, while others prefer to break it down amongst family members. Figure out what method of dividing up your spring cleaning tasks works best for you, and we promise—you’ll be more organized with your spring cleaning schedule than ever before.
Make your home feel new again
The best part about spring cleaning is the refreshing and airy feeling of your home after you’re finished. Achieve spring cleaning bliss by wiping, clearing and dusting off all the surfaces in your home with your favorite cleaning products, as well as incorporating spring scents into your home through air fresheners or candles. After sweeping and mopping, give your rooms and walls a total refresh by including spring-themed decor and adding in some house plants to welcome the new season into your home. Don’t forget to open your windows and enjoy the fresh air of warmer weather for some well-earned springtime satisfaction—and remember, your home doesn’t have to be brand new to feel brand new.At Sandlin Homes, we’re here to make your spring cleaning process easier with our dedication to serve our customers and their homes. From spring to winter, we know you’ll always love your Sandlin home in any of our neighborhoods—and you can always count on us to be there every step of the way. For more information or to chat with us, give us a call at (817) 281-3509 or fill out our online form—and have a happy spring cleaning!