7 Step Guide to Spring Cleaning
Happy Spring! We have survived another long winter here in Connecticut and we are more than ready to welcome the warmer weather and sunshine. The start of spring is the perfect opportunity to refresh your home with a thorough cleaning and maybe even a few small projects you’ve been meaning to get around to all winter. A clean, organized home will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the warm months ahead.
Courtesy of sylvane.com, we have provided a basic spring cleaning checklist below as a guide, as well as our top 7 spring cleaning tips.
1. De-clutter & Organize
A good place to start your spring chores is indoors de-cluttering. Before you begin cleaning it’s often helpful to sort through your belongings in closets, junk drawers and home offices. Creating keep, toss and donate piles will help you eliminate unnecessary items. After deciding which items to keep, neatly organize them back in their designated spaces.
2. Work from the Top to Bottom
Dusting and vacuuming your home is one of the most important parts of spring cleaning. It’s important to work from the ceiling down since dust will fall in the process and settle on surfaces below.
3. Walls & Windows
Walls and windows can build up grime over time that you might forget about. Wiping down walls with a damp rag can make a serious impact, as well a dusting off blinds and cleaning windows inside and out with a glass cleaner or a steam cleaner with a squeegee. Don’t forget to re-install window screens if you have taken them out for the winter.
4. Kitchens & Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. In the spring time consider amping up your regular cleaning routine to include wiping down cabinets, cleaning appliances, going through your pantry and refrigerator, and changing your shower curtain.
5. Replace Air Filters & Schedule a Tune-Up
Always remember to replace Furnace and HVAC filters in the spring. This is an inexpensive way to ensure that you are breathing clean air. Also consider hiring a professional to inspect your cooling system to ensure it's running efficiently and effectively.
6. Fresh Interior Paint
A fresh coat of paint on the interior of your home is a simple way to make a dramatic difference. New paint inside will look clean and feel refreshing. A bright pop of color is an excellent way to welcome spring!
7. Enlist Help
Spring is the perfect opportunity to speak to professionals about projects you may have been putting off during the winter. Are you thinking about a new kitchen or a luxurious master bath makeover? Speak to a professional kitchen and bath designer to explore your options.
Check out our slideshow below of several spring-ready spaces to spark your inspiration!