Spring is finally here and it’s time to dust the winter away. If the thought of spring cleaning overwhelms you, review this handy checklist we put together to help our homeowners stay on track and motivated during their spring cleaning sprees this season.
Clean out all of your kitchen cabinets by taking everything out and wiping them down. This is a great way to find and finally get rid of any mismatched Tupperware and purge old or unused items from your cabinets in general.
Take everything out of the fridge and begin sanitizing! Finally, take care of that jam clump that’s been stuck on the top shelf for way too long. You want to make sure you work swiftly so your grocery items don’t get too warm. Also, use this time to double-check the expiration dates on your items to make sure you get rid of anything past its prime.
Speaking of expired food, did you know most spices have a quick turn around? Make sure to check your spices and seasonings for their expiration dates. Don’t forget to check the label of your baking soda. Once opened, baking soda only lasts for about 6 months.
Give your bedding a deep clean. Get some fresh sheets from Target to lift up your room and make it whiter and brighter. You should buy new sheets every two to three years. In the meantime, use Oxiclean to help keep your sheets whiter for longer.
Time to Marie Kondo your closet. If you haven’t worn it within the past year or it doesn’t “spark joy,” then it’s time to donate it. ThredUp is a great place to start! You might even get some money. If your clothes aren’t good enough to resell, they donate it to one of their charities. JCrew and Madewell also take old jeans in exchange for $20 off your next pair.
Steam clean your carpet and vacuum to get rid of dust, pet dander and bacteria. You can do a daily rental with Bissell. You’ll want to go barefoot the rest of the season just so you can feel your soft carpet again.
Start pairing those socks and throwing away the ones that don’t match. This is also a good time to throw out those shirts that have holes or stains that you haven’t been able to get out. If you want to be more green, recycle clothes and use them as cleaning rags.
Go through your toiletries and see if there are any expired items and toss them. Most lotions and body washes are only good within 12-24 months. Check the bottle! Get organized by getting small baskets to group your toiletries together. For extra tips, check out The Home Edit.
Time to change that shower curtain! Does it have a pale pink look to it, that’s a sign that it’s time for a new one.
Just like your bedroom, give your living room rug a deep clean with a rug cleaner. You can get them at your local grocery store for cheap.
Disinfect your throw pillows by throwing them in the wash or using a Lysol fabric disinfectant.
Give your tv a good dust front and back. Your TV screen will look more clear! If you are annoyed with looking at your TV cords all day, check out these cable concealers.
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