7 Ways to Speed Up Spring Cleaning

springCleanWhen the flowers start to bloom and the birds begin to chirp, only one thing can be around the corner: spring cleaning. After months of in-home hibernation, sunlight finally peaks through your windows, highlighting the crammed corners and dusty shelves of your home. To tackle this sometimes intimidating task, we’ve broken down 7 easy spring cleaning tips and tricks that will pack the biggest punch. If reading our tips gets you inspired, print out our 7 Day Cleaning Checklist to maintain your “spring-cleaned” house all year long!

Tip 1: Neglected Nooks

Whether you are an “under the sink stuffer,” or an occasional “behind the TV tosser,” your home probably has some areas that feel neglected. Cheer them up by giving them a little elbow grease! Cleaning those areas can drastically change how clean your home looks and feels. Plus, you may even find that missing sock or your child’s favorite toy you’ve been hunting for.

Tip 2: Donation Pile

Clutter can come about in mysterious ways. One of the reasons we hold onto things, or scatter them out all around our home, is because throwing things away feels wasteful. Luckily for us, many things can be donated that we wouldn’t even think of! Books and magazines can be donated to your local library, old towels and bedding can be donated to animal shelters, clothes and even old dishware and toys can be donated to certain charities and community resource centers, while gently used furniture can be dropped off at second hand stores. To make this process easy and ongoing, put a bin in cluttered rooms of your house labeled “Donations”, and fill each bin continually during your spring cleaning. You will feel better about being able to give back, all while clearing out more room in your home!

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