Spring Cleaning: How to Best Organize and Clean Your Home

By Brittany Loeffler on May 3, 2019

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As the weather gets warmer, it signals that it’s time to start your spring cleaning. Now that you have moved out of your parents’ house, you’re responsible for keeping your living space clean. That means getting out the duster and mop and doing an annual deep cleaning.

Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean scrubbing the floors and washing windows, though. It also means going through your belongings and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. It’s a great time to go through your old spring clothes, books, and knick-knacks and reduce clutter in your home.

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Prepare with Cleaning Supplies

Before you start your spring cleaning, make sure that you have the necessary equipment. This includes a broom, dustpan, rags or a duster, mop, vacuum, and cleaning sprays. You are also going to want to wear some comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty. Expect to get down on your hands and knees to scrub things and possibly get some stains from the cleaning sprays you’re using. The best place to buy these items is at your local grocery store, Walmart, or Target.

One Room at a Time

Depending on how big your apartment is, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to spring cleaning. The best way to start is to clean one room at a time. This will make your cleaning more manageable and you’ll feel less overwhelmed.

If you aren’t sure where to start in the first room, begin in one corner. You can then make your way around the room, focusing on small areas until the room is completely clean. This is the most effective way to clean up a large space. Once you’re finished with one room, it’s time to move on to the next!

Clean Up Clutter

Before you get to the scrubbing and washing that comes along with spring cleaning, you should first start by cleaning up the clutter in your home. Put items back where they belong to clear surfaces and floors. This will make it easier when it comes time to dust and wash surfaces.

If you find an item that doesn’t have a place in your home, consider either getting rid of it or a sensible place to put it. Avoid throwing items into a junk drawer or in a closet. While it hides them away temporarily, it isn’t a permanent cleaning solution.

Go Through Your Belongings

Minimalism is the latest trend when it comes to healthy living. This means you only own items that bring you joy and are useful. Spring cleaning is a great time to go through all of your belongings and get rid of things you haven’t used in years. This includes little knick-knacks that have been sitting on your bookshelf or clothes that you may have worn once or twice and don’t expect to wear again.

When you donate or throw out your belongings, you will feel lighter because your space is less cluttered and will look simple and precise.

Dust All Surfaces

Once you’ve cleaned up all of your clutter and cleared surfaces, it’s time to get out that dust rag. Wipe dust off of every surface you see such as tables, bookshelves, light bulbs, ceiling fans, windowsills – everything! Springtime is already a terrible season for allergies, you don’t want dust making you sneeze too.

Wash and Vacuum Floors

Floors are the quickest thing in a home to get dirty. While you should be cleaning your floors more than just once a year, spring cleaning is a great chance to give them a good, thorough cleaning. If you have rugs or carpets, consider renting a carpet cleaner to shampoo and deep clean them. Use a mop or Swiffer to thoroughly clean hardwood or tiled floors.

Clean Appliances

Spring cleaning is a great time to clean those household appliances you usually don’t pay attention to. This includes your dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, oven, air vents, clothes washer, and dryer. If you look around your house and notice something that you never thought to clean it before, get your spray and rag ready. It’s time to clean it now!

Organize and Clean Your Home this Spring

Take a look at your calendar and mark a day this spring to complete your annual spring cleaning. Make a trip to the store to buy all of your cleaning supplies so you’re prepared. Throw on some comfortable clothes and take your cleaning one room at a time. Clean up any items that are on the floor or are where they do not belong. Once everything is put away, start dusting, scrubbing, and washing those floors. It’ll be a long day and you’ll be exhausted by the end, but at least you’ll have a sparkling clean home.

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By Brittany Loeffler

Uloop Writer
Brittany is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing at Temple University. After growing up in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, she found her calling in the streets of the big city of Philadelphia. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, movies, baking, and photography.

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