You may think that the actual “cleaning” element of spring cleaning is where the real work lies. But you’d be surprised to learn that what comes before and after is even more important. Before you pull the first box down out of the garage, you have to make a plan. Once you get the cleaning out of the way, making sure your storage and organizational systems work with you will ensure you stay tidy year-round.
So, without further ado, here’s how to prep efficiently for this year’s spring cleaning mission and effectively organize your home for the future!
Set up designated boxes for sorting
In each room you clean, you’ll likely be making decisions about what you want to keep or toss. Use clearly labeled bins that are easy to tow from room to room to keep things organized. Have one box for things to be donated, one for things to be thrown away, and one for things to be stored elsewhere. Everything left in the room is all you have to deal with. This will minimize the amount of reorganizing you have to do and make sure you aren’t wasting space with items you don’t need anymore.
If your spring cleaning is going to be a family activity, consider setting up boxes for each member so you can make sure everyone’s storage and donations go to the right place.
Put together a cleaning caddy.
Once you’re finished with the first stage of sorting items, you’ll jump into cleaning surfaces, shelves, floors, and more. Avoid having to leave your spring cleaning mess mid-way to go to the store and buy cleaning products. Prepare yourself by taking a look now at what you have and figuring out what cleaning products you need to buy. Some common cleaning items you’ll want to check if you have are:
- Rubber gloves
- Microfiber cloths
- All-purpose cleaning spray
- Paper towels
- Trash bags
- Scrub brush
- Cleaning sponges
- A comfortable foam pad (for kneeling jobs)
Next, you just have to clean! While this is a time consuming task, you’ll feel so relieved to get the clutter out of your house. When you are going through the rooms and organizing your items, take note of how everything is stored and think about the ways that you could improve the efficiency and functionality of your space. Here at Closet & Storage Concepts Colorado, we specialize in crafting custom storage systems that transform underutilized areas into spacious and functional rooms. Here are a few things to consider upgrading with custom shelving, furniture, cabinets, and more.
We wish you the best of luck this spring season in all your cleaning endeavors! If you would like to learn more about custom storage solutions for your home, contact the team here or visit our showroom! We offer free in-home design consultations and proudly serve the greater Denver area.