Spring is in the air here in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, and while it’s many peoples’ least favorite aspect of this season, there’s no denying the importance of your yearly spring-cleaning ritual. Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we think that spring-cleaning should be as painless as possible, and while it may be a necessary evil, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done quickly and effectively! If you’re dreading spring-cleaning this year, use these tips in order to help you make the most of your space and start the season off on the right foot!
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Down and Dirty
Over the course of the year, dirt, grime, dust, mildew, and every other imaginable irritant can build up in all of the nooks and crannies in your home. This accumulation of ickiness can be disguised and masked by regular cursory cleans, but at least once a year you should really get down to the foundations and battle the nitty-gritty build ups that would otherwise go unnoticed. This means doing things like moving furniture that you wouldn’t normally move, or cleaning out areas that normally go neglected. Clean your oven or give your fridge an overhaul. Scrub the baseboards and clean your exterior windows. Rent a power-sprayer and give your driveway a cathartic clean-up. While this may not be the most appealing prospect, we promise that doing one really thorough clean once a year will make it that much easier to keep your home in the best shape possible with less effort for the rest of the time.
Invest in Good Cleaning Materials
If you want to make the most of your spring overhaul, with the least amount of headache and effort, then be sure to come to battle the dirt well-armed. Having a properly stocked arsenal of cleaning supplies will make it easier and faster to get the job done. Don’t waste time shaking out the final bits of floor cleaner from that bottle you’ve had for a decade. If you’re old cleaners contain harsh chemicals and irritants, then invest in some newer, greener, eco-friendly products, and ditch the dirty mops and sponges for clean new ones, since the old ones have likely begun to mold in the interim.
Don’t Forget Your Storage Spaces
It can be easy, when you’re facing a large project like spring cleaning your entire home, to want to cut corners. One of the areas of many peoples’ houses that often is neglected during this period is the storage areas. Places like basements, attics, garages, pantries, and storage cupboards don’t see a lot of action or use, so it can be easy to assume that they don’t need the same cosmetic treatment that the other rooms in the house do. Don’t fall into this trap though, as neglecting these areas can lead to pest infestations and the growth of mold and mildew. Take this opportunity to air out your storage spaces, and to go through everything you’ve been storing in order to get rid of the things you no longer need.
For more spring cleaning tips, come into Closet and Storage Concepts today!
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