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Spring Cleaning: De-Clutter and Spruce Up Every Nook and Cranny in Your Home

Spring Cleaning: De-Clutter and Spruce Up Every Nook and Cranny in Your Home

Springtime is great for fresh flowers, green grass, temperate breezes and clear skies. It’s also the time of year for Spring cleaning. If you’ve never partaken in this event before, it can be an overwhelming but necessary ritual. If you’re unsure what you should do, check out our list for some ideas:

De-Clutter

Do you have four sets of dishes in your kitchen, five sets of bedding in your linen closet and more furniture than you need? Or perhaps you jam odds and ends places they don’t belong just so you can “tidy” up before drop-in guests arrive. The “three box” rule, seen in the show “Hoarders” is great for getting rid of items in your home. Get three boxes and label the “keep,” “toss” and “store.” Use wall shelves and baskets to store items, which also gives them a permanent home. If everything has a place in your home, then there’s no reason for clutter. If you find your home overflowing with items you can’t bear to sell or toss, use a storage unit rental at Uncle Bobs.

Curtains

You might not think to clean your curtains during weekly house chores, but for spring cleaning, drapes and curtains are a must. Pleated or ruffled curtains are notorious for collecting dust bunnies, so start by vacuuming your curtains top to bottom. If your curtains are machine washable, throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and hang to dry. To prolong the length of your curtains, try to vacuum them a few times a year.

Refrigerator

In case your refrigerator is looking less than gorgeous, it’s time to clean it. Start by going through every item and tossing all the old food and never-used condiments. Once everything is out of the fridge take out the glass shelves and clean them with warm, soapy water. If you have eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners, use them. To clean up the spilled juices and rotten fruits it might take a little more elbow work, but the glistening refrigerator staring back at you will have you jumping for joy. Be sure to clean underneath and behind the refrigerator as well. Dust on the coils can affect its efficiency.

Deep Clean the Carpets

Getting the most abuse day in and day our are your poor carpets. Dust, dirt, dander and hair get trapped in the carpet fibers, leaving them grungy and dirty. You most likely vacuum your home on a weekly basis, but only the top layer dirt and hair can be picked up. To really get your carpets looking like new again, hire a professional cleaning service to deep clean your carpets. Some companies offer deals and discount during the season so get the deals while you can.

Linen Closet

Do some damage control and clean your linen closet. Conserve space with all those beach and swim towels by rolling them into a tight roll and stack them on top of one another. Fold your sheets and place them inside the pillow case. They stay neat, compact and it’s easier to find the pair you’re looking for.

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