The temperatures in Denver are on the rise, the birds are chirping, and there’s even more sunshine throughout the day. With the refreshing sense of spring in the air, also comes the desire to renew parts of life—especially the home. It’s spring cleaning season! Keeping your home decluttered, fresh, and deeply cleaned is important for the value of your home—especially if you have plans to sell soon; but it is also good for your quality of life and peace of mind.
A few tips for spring cleaning your home these coming months.
1.Start with the decluttering. You will instantly feel better as you purge unnecessary and unwanted items, not only lightening your load, but brightening up your spaces. Be ruthless—it will feel good, I promise.
2.Tend to the normally ignored. Spring is a great time to dust those nooks and crannies that don’t get everyday attention. Polish your baseboards, dust your light fixtures, clean screens and windows. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
3.Deep clean your appliances. Really, this should be a more-often-than-annual occurrence; but take the opportunity to purge the fridge of expired condiments; to scour your oven and stovetop; and to run the cleaning cycles on your dishwasher and washer.
4.Bring the out-of-sight back to mind. Get into those dark, lonely storage spaces like backyard sheds, unused garages, and basement cupboards. Most of that stuff likely hasn’t seen the light of day in years, and probably it can go.
5.Refresh the decor. With your newly deep-cleaned, de-cluttered space, you’ll feel inspired to update your look. It can be as simple as a new coat of fresh paint, or perhaps you’ll want a whole new room.
For more tips on how to spring clean, use this HGTV checklist.
And for the non-procrastinator, I love this list of monthly tasks that help you keep on top of major household projects.
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