When giving your home a Spring refresh, there are things you should do and things you should avoid. In order to do the best job, we have compiled a list of the top tips for tacking that cleaning.
Cleaning up the miscellaneous spaces-
Don’t: Take on a whole room all at once
Do: Start with a small project, like that drawer filled with junk, you’ve been avoiding.
Don’t: Leave dust and dirt behind in an empty space. Make sure you empty the drawers, give them a good clean and then put the contents back in, of course throwing away things you no longer need.
Do: wipe down all the cabinets, and shelves.
Don’t: Skip the beginning proces.
Do: Remove everything from the space, and lay the items in front of you, grouped into categories. By doing this, it makes it easier to decide what to keep, or throw away. Once you’re done doing this, then you can decide what items can go together. If you skip these steps, it’s easier to revert back to cluttered habits.
Linens & Laundry-
Don’t: Clutter up your laundry cabinets with various types of bulky detergents and supplies.
Do: Purchase glass canisters that can fit the liquids, pods, or dryer sheets in bulk.
Don’t: Stack items like towels, t-shirts, and linens.
Do: Maximize space by rolling them neatly. If you don’t have access to shelving, these items can be rolled and stacked in a bin or basket.
Don’t: Concentrate soley on the aesthetic.
Do: Create a space where function and form are both equally as important. Think about it: You can buy all the brightly color-coded containers in the world, but if items are shoved messily inside, it’s not helping anyone. Plus, by creating a beautiful and well-maintained system, you’ll be motivated to keep it that way.