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While waiting for the spring to arrive, you can definitely do something healthy and meaningful for both your body and soul. It may not sound that glamorous, but spring cleaning can truly make a difference in your life.
This is the time to welcome changes and get rid of all the emotional and physical clutter that stresses you out. So, here are a few tips to get you started:
Start With Textured Fabrics
Over the winter months, your carpets, doormats as well as furniture upholstery accumulated a lot of dust and dirt. It’s a good idea to take all of these out in the open and give them a good beating.
You would be surprised with what a simple dusting could do to your furniture. Deep cleaning your carpets and mats will also help them look newer and fresher. If you want to put some more effort into the whole “spring change” thing, you could give your old furniture new life by actually reupholstering it.
Clean Walls And Floors
While your carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture are airing out, use this opportunity to thoroughly clean your home. Mop your floors and clean your walls. You can clean your walls with a damp cloth. Make sure that you remove any dust, cobwebs, or anything else that might have accumulated over the colder months.
If you think that the interior of your home needs a fresh spring look as well, you can give your walls a new coat of fresh paint. There are many ways to create nice accent walls in a jiff.
Don’t Forget About Décor Pieces
The most important decorative items that should be the first item on your spring cleaning list are curtains and cushion covers. Make sure to give these a good wash before you place them back in their spots.
Although, a good change from winter dullness would definitely involve a complete replacement of these items. Spice things up a bit more with new designs and patterns and colors.
Let The Sun In
For some people, windows are the most difficult and tedious thing to clean. Although, the warmth of natural sunlight coming through a spotless window will definitely improve your mood while cleaning them.
There are plenty of health benefits to natural sunlight (i.e. Vitamin D) so don’t fear the number of windows in your home. The sooner you mark this off your list, the faster it will be done and all that will be left is a stunning view.
Get Rid Of Everything You Don’t Need
Once you clean every room in your home it’s time to say goodbye to useless clutter you keep hanging on to. Go through your kitchen cabinets and throw away everything past its expiration date, old boxes, packages, containers, etc.
Take a good look at your living room. Do you feel that some furniture and/or décor pieces simply don’t match your style? If you do, donate them or repurpose them.
Rid your bathroom of the things that you no longer use and empty beauty product containers. Check your wardrobe for clothes that you never wear and do your best to find them a new home.
Deal With Home Maintenance Issues
Once the winter is over you should also check if any part of your home needs to be repaired. For example, your plumbing may have suffered from the cold and your drains need to be unblocked. If you haven’t used your air conditioner for a while, it’s time to change the filters.
Speaking of fresh air, spring is known as the season of allergies. Installing an air purifier for allergies will help you avoid the problem before it starts!
There’s no time to lose with spring almost here. Get ready to welcome the rebirth of nature in all its glory with a clean home and a clean mind.
Emma Lawson is a busy mom to two wonderful boys. She is passionate about writing and her boys are her inspiration. She loves to explore, learn and share about parenting techniques.