I don’t like cleaning. Never have, never will. However, if there is one type of cleaning that I prefer, it’s spring cleaning. Why? Because it means warm weather is right around the corner.
So, what all does spring cleaning incorporate? It could be cleaning out bedroom closets, organizing the garage, or cleaning the windows, along with a whole lot more. With yesterday being the official start of spring, what better time than to go over a spring cleaning regimen?
Let’s get started.
This is a very important part of spring cleaning. It’s time to start looking at what summer clothes from previous years still fit and what you can get rid of. For the longest time, I hated getting rid of clothes. It was almost as if every old t-shirt or pair of shorts had sentimental value to me that wouldn’t allow me to part ways. Luckily, I’m over that phase. If something doesn’t fit or I don’t see myself wearing it anymore, I don’t think twice about donating it to the local Goodwill. By cleaning up your closet, you’ll know what you have and what you’ll need to purchase.
When is the last time that you cleaned out the freezer? It’s probably been awhile, right? Stop putting it off and take care of it. After emptying the freezer, turn off the freezer and let it thaw. Wipe everything down with a combination of baking soda and hot water.
Nobody likes cleaning the bathrooms, but it’s one of those things in life that just has to get done. Besides the usual cleaning, take the time to get rid of any expired medications or cosmetic products. Be sure to carefully discard such items.
During the winter, I rarely take the time to open up the blinds because I don’t like snow. I don’t like looking at it, walking in it, or driving in it. However, I enjoy looking out the window during a nice spring/summer day and enjoying the sunshine. To ensure you get a clear, crisp view of the outdoors, you’ll need to clean your windows. Use a squeegee instead of paper towels to prevent streaks.
For those of you who live in a state like Michigan, you know how fast the weather can change. One day it’ll be 80 degrees and sunny, the next day there’s four inches of snow. At some point, though, you’ll want to replace the winter coats in the closet with lightweight jackets. Also be sure to put away gloves, hats, and winter boots to allow for more room.
It’s finally time to bring out the golf clubs! Even though you may not be able to put them to use for a few weeks, you can still get them ready for that first round. Put away the snowmobiles and snow blowers and replace them with the lawn mower or a boat. Anything winter related can be placed in the attic or stored in the shed.
Are you as excited about the winter season coming to an end as me? What other tips do you have to make sure people get the most out of their spring cleaning? Let us know in the comments below!