It’s that time of year! Get ready to pull out the rubber gloves, trash bags, and open up the windows for a good spring-cleaning. This is the perfect way to push the restart button on your home. Here are our top five things to put the clean on this spring.
Closets and Dressers
Yours, the kids, and the coat closet. It’s time to hit the clothing caves to declutter and pass on all those “too small” and unused clothes. Consider giving jackets, clothing, and gently used shoes to a local donation centers or the Salvation Army. Doing this will help you to know what your kids have grown out of, identify what’s been hanging in back of your closet for three years, and find that coat a mystery party guest left at your home six months ago.
Pantry and Fridge
It’s time to dig around in the pantry, fridge, and freezer to throw out all of those expired items. Remember salad dressing that you bought and never opened? The chip dip left over from your super bowl party? What about the leftovers from last week? Get rid of them all. This would also be the perfect opportunity to give the fridge and freezer a refreshing scrub down. Take the time, when you’ve decided what food you’re going to keep, to organize and store all your food in sealed containers. This will help keep bugs out, and your food lasting longer and staying fresher.
Underneath the Bed
This is a popular place for kids to stash away clothes, toys, and homework they would rather avoid than take put away properly. Keep in mind that this spot is great potential real estate for organized storage of unused winter clothes. You can find tons of “under the bed” storage containers at local home and super stores, especially around Back to School time.
With the exception of the floors, these can end up being one of the dirtiest places in your home. They also go overlooked most of the year. Grab a bucket of water, an old rag or sponge, and get on your hands and knees! This is a laborious project, but when you realize how much dirt and grime is hanging out down there you’ll be happy to get it done. You also might find parts that have been broken or chipped away and can take the appropriate measure to fix or repaint them.
If you have girls in your home, it’s likely you have cabinets full of fruity body wash, hair ties, and make up. This can be an easy clean up project without having to throw anything away. Use recycled containers and jars to sort out make up brushes, ponytail holders, and hairpins. Cheap baskets or decorative boxes can be placed under the cabinet to organize body wash, hair care products, and styling tools.
What are your spring cleaning tips and tricks?
About the Author: Michelle is a blogger for Forward Home Security. She loves social media, spending hours on Pinterest, and hanging out with her cat, Zoie.