Spring is a wonderful time of year. Flowers are beginning to bloom and animals are waking up from a winter of sleep. As nature begins a new season, what better way for you to start fresh than with a little spring cleaning? Although this might seem like a chore, these spring cleaning and organizing tips will help make getting your Lancaster home ready for the warm months ahead easier than you thought.
The first step to organizing your home is starting with your closet. We seem to hoard everything over the years in our closets including old clothes that do not fit or have gone out of style. To get your spring cleaning off on the right foot, get rid of any clothes and accessories you do not wear. Donate them or try hosting a clothing swap with your friends! Next, invest in some good hangers and organize your closet by how you get dressed in the morning or by color.
After you clean out your closet, it’s time to tackle the rest of your house. If you have a few smudges and stains on the walls, take a rag or sponge and dip it into water mixed with mild dishwashing liquid. Cleaning the carpet is another great way to freshen up for spring. Professionals recommend that homeowners should clean their carpets three or four times a year in high-traffic areas. After your carpets are spotless, maintain their cleanliness by removing shoes at the door so dirt does not travel inside. For hardwood floors, damp-mop once a week with a mild soap and use protectors under your furniture to prevent scratches.
Chances are, your wall and floors aren’t the only areas of your home that need a little attention. Bookshelves can get cluttered and dusty, so it’s a good idea to add these to your spring cleaning check list. If you have books on your shelves, sort them by size and subject and try lining some vertically and some horizontally for an eye-catching design.
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