It's finally spring. In a year where part of winter felt like spring, and part of spring felt like winter, it will be nice to finally have the windows open and the sun shining. While spring is often the busiest season for families (those 6pm baseball/softball games can definitely put a damper on dinner time), it's also a good time to clean your house. If you're not sure where to get started, here are some family spring cleaning tips that can help.
Family Spring Cleaning Tips
Make a Plan
It's no surprise that my family spring cleaning tips list starts with making a plan. Depending on your spring schedule, you can either do a little bit of spring cleaning each day, or dedicate a whole weekend to it. I usually like to do a few things all in one day, and then do other tasks over a few weeks. It's really up to you and what your schedule looks like.
Make a plan and then stick to it. Remember to involve the whole family.
Clean AND Declutter
Spring cleaning should involve both cleaning and decluttering. Take the opportunity to throw out anything you don't need. You may even want to arrange a bulk trash pickup or get a small dumpster or dumpster bag.
Check out our decluttering tips here.
Don't forget to add these to your spring cleaning list:
- Refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, regular oven
- Dust baseboards
- Vacuum chairs and sofas
- Vacuum corners of walls and around light fixtures
- Clean window sills
- Steam clean all carpets
- Wash blinds and curtains
- Replace any filters in the house
- Wash down the deck
Hire Out Some Work
Spring is a great time to tackle some of the household projects that you may want to do. If there are a few items on your list, consider hiring a handyman who can take care of them.
There are other projects you may want to hire out for also. It's always a good idea to get your dryer vents cleaned on a regular basis. If you don't own a carpet cleaner, you may want to get a carpet cleaning service to do them. You may also need to hire someone to powerwash your house (if needed), open your sprinkler system, and handle some basic landscaping.
Tackle Your Closet
Living in New England, I always have to switch out my clothes with the change of season. Even if you don't have to do that, it's a good idea to go through your clothes. If you haven't been wearing something, consider reselling it or donating it. I go through my closet twice a year, and get rid of anything that hasn't been worn recently.
Have you started spring cleaning yet? What are your family spring cleaning tips.
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