The smell of freshly-tumbled dirt and the sound of chirping birds are signs that spring has finally arrived. Now is the time to start spring cleaning and finally organize your home after that long winter we just had. And what better way to start than by tackling your less-than-organized spring cleaning list?
The big spring clean will be a distant memory if you’re ahead of the game. But there are likely some important jobs that you might miss. But don’t worry; this article will take you through those overlooked jobs so your home has the best spring clean of its life.
Clear Out The Junk Drawer
If you’re anything like us, you probably have a dedicated junk drawer somewhere in your home. The place where things go that don’t have an obvious home. Think batteries, takeout menus, random wires, and screws for furniture you no longer own!
Because of the nature of this drawer, it’s easy to forget it exists. And that means it often escapes the spring clean. But now’s the perfect time to get a handle on all that stuff you’re keeping for no real reason! Start by purging the drawer of things you don’t need. Then purchase handy storage containers that fit snugly into the drawer. This way, you have room for all the random stuff you accumulate, but it won’t be a mess. Organized chaos is the goal.
Check Your HVAC System
Your air conditioner is running all summer long, and it’s taking up a lot of energy. Plus, there are probably some dust particles that need to be cleaned out. So, why not do it all now? Yes, it’s not a fun job, but it’s a really important one.
You can also take this time to check if any other parts need to be replaced or fixed. If you notice any loose parts or ones that don’t work anymore, you can easily take care of them now. Because there’s nothing worse than your air-con breaking in the heat of summer. Plus, you can arrange to have it serviced as part of your spring cleaning.
Wash All Fabrics
This is a no-brainer. We’re talking bedding, towels, cushion covers, and sofa fabrics. They often escape a thorough clean because they can be a bit of a nuisance to sort out. But now’s the time to tackle it all. First, ensure to properly check the washing instructions before throwing it all in the washer. Because opening the appliance to find your favorite throw pillows have shrunk is no fun at all.
It’s recommended that you purchase new towels and bedding at least once a year. This allows you to easily clean stains from accidental spills. Plus, it also signals to your home that it’s time for a new set of towels and bedding. So, why not do it now?
Wash And Polish Your Windows
Likely, you’ve already washed your windows. But have you done them thoroughly and followed them up with a good polish? You can be forgiven for not going the extra mile. Yet it’s well worth the time and effort you’ll have to put into it.
Properly washing and polishing windows means you’re taking care of them well and won’t have to replace them because of neglect. It also gives you a chance to really check out if they’re still in good working order. This way, you can get them replaced or fixed sooner rather than later. It could save you a pretty penny and a big headache. If you have hard-to-reach windows, consider hiring a professional. They’ll get the job done without any issues, and it’s an excellent investment for you.
Get Rid Of Scented Candles
Did you know that candles can release toxins into the air if they’re not properly taken care of? And not just any toxins, but some of the most harmful ones? So, keep your family safe by purging any that have been hanging around for too long. It’s also a good excuse to purchase some new ones. Because who doesn’t enjoy buying a lovely new candle?
Wash And Wax Your Car
It’s not just your home that should get the whole spring clean service. Your car shouldn’t escape your cloth-wielding hands! If you drive to work or school every day, you know how dirty your car can become. Luckily, this is an excellent time of year to wash your car.
But what if you want to clean it even more thoroughly? Some people even choose to wax their car for a shiny and clean exterior. This is a great way to get your vehicle clean and ready for the spring season. And it will keep your car looking and operating well for the year ahead. Washing the car is also a great time to give it a once-over to ensure everything is still in good working order.
Clean Out Your Gutters
If you’re anything like us, you probably don’t clean your gutters often. We would recommend doing it every few years, at a minimum, so that your gutters remain in tip-top shape. Plus, it’s also a great way to get rid of any unwanted leaves that have accumulated in your gutters. This will keep water from entering your foundation, which can cause some severe damage.
If the worst has happened and there’s no saving your gutters when you get up there, then you’ll need a gutter replacement company in pronto. Unfortunately, waiting around can lead to even more extensive and more expensive problems rearing their ugly heads. So get it done as soon as you discover the issue.
Wash Blinds And Curtains
Yes, your curtains and blinds can get quite dusty. You could try to vacuum them, but this is usually not an efficient way to clean them. Instead, why not have them washed? You may have to clean them before washing them, but this is a great way to get them right back to looking like new again.
This goes hand in hand with washing all fabrics in your home but is worth a separate mention. That’s because not looking after blinds and curtains properly will make them inefficient. So spend the time cleaning them properly this spring clean season.
Power Wash Exterior Walls And Patios
If you have an outdoor space, this is a great time of year to power wash them. This will get rid of any dirt, dust, and grime that is on your exterior walls. If you also have a patio, then this is a great time to power wash it as well. This will make your patio look clean and ready for the spring season.
Taking the time to power wash your home’s exterior will really pay off in the long run. You can take the time to ensure no problems are lurking around outside. And cleaning the outside means you can keep weeds and algae away from your home. Just make sure not to have it on too high a setting. You don’t want to damage your exteriors!
A complete redecorate often gets overlooked in the great spring clean. That’s probably because you’ve got enough on your plate cleaning the whole house. Let alone take on decorating plans. But it’s actually the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and get to it.
So this is why redecorating is probably one of the most critical jobs on the list. This will give your home a fresh new look that you can choose to DIY or hire a professional for help. This will also lets you declutter your home Marie Kondo style and prepare for the year ahead. Finally, doing this will give your home a more organized and structured feel.
So, what are you waiting for? Get inspired and get started on those important spring cleaning jobs!