Published: April 05, 2021
Spring has sprung in Chapel Hill! After a year of lockdown, staying at home, and social distancing, it’s more important than ever to breathe new life into your home. If you’ve been putting off your spring cleaning or don’t know how to start, here is a list of tips and tricks designed for your convenience. Pair these tips with convenient storage options from UNITS, your spring cleaning is bound to be a breeze!
There are lots of ways to get sidetracked while deep-cleaning your house. You may find items that need mending and get distracted repairing them, or you may find things that aren’t in their proper place and get sidetracked putting them away. By labeling a few boxes and putting items in them to take care of later, you can keep yourself focused on cleaning.
The easiest way to tackle the seemingly giant chore of spring cleaning is to clean room by room. Make a cleaning checklist for each room so that you can make sure to hit every area that needs attention. Don’t feel like you need to re-clean rooms that have been cleaned recently; feel free to dedicate your attention to the rooms that need it most.
By using an easy four-step approach to clutter, you can clear clutter for good.
If you live with roommates or your family, assign chores to divy up the work. If you have kids, assign age-appropriate chores like sweeping or dusting for younger children. Try turning on some tunes to make the work more enjoyable, or throw in a reward for incentive for everyone involved.
Don’t feel like you necessarily have to go out and buy tons of cleaners for your spring cleaning. Instead, opt for a multi- or all-purpose cleaner and some microfiber cloth. With this, you should be able to cover most of your bases. Then, add specialty cleaners as needed.
This might be the most important tip of this guide. The number one reason clutter and grime builds up enough to necessitate a spring deep clean is lack of good cleaning habits. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to start new cleaning habits. For example, instead of tackling all your spring cleaning in one day or even one weekend, try doing just 10-15 minutes of your spring cleaning checklist every day so you establish a habit of cleaning a little every day.