The warm, sunny days of spring are the perfect opportunity to freshen up your home after the cold months of winter. While the days are longer, it’s a great time to do some spring cleaning and organizing.
In addition to your usual routine, spend some extra time and deep clean each room in your home with these spring cleaning tips:
In every room:
Wash baseboards, windows, window sills, doors and walls
Wash window treatments and dust blinds
Shampoo carpets or mop floors
Dust and/or vacuum light fixtures and vent covers
Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
In the kitchen:
Clean out and wipe down pantry and cabinets
Deep clean oven, fridge and freezer
In the living room:
Vacuum or clean upholstery
Wash pillows and throws
In the bedroom:
Flip or rotate mattress
Wash comforter, mattress pad and pillows
In the bathroom:
Wash bathmats and shower curtain
Replace curtain liner
If you find any unused items, donate them to a local community organization or hold a garage sale to sell them. Once your home is clean, well-organized and pared down, it’s the perfect time to take a home inventory in case you ever need to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. Make a detailed list of all your belongings including serial number, purchase date and estimated value and store it in a safe, on a cloud service device or in a safety deposit box.
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