Spring Cleaning 101:
How to Open Up Space for Summer
Once we get to the end of winter, most of us can't wait for that one spring day when we can open up our home and let in some fresh air. Spring cleaning might not be your favorite seasonal pastime, but with the right new accessories you can open up your home and feel less trapped in winter's grasp.
Wash the windows
Now that warm, sunny days are right around the corner, you'll want to be able to enjoy the view of crabapple trees budding and crocuses popping out of the ground. Clean windows are a must! There are wonderful new products on the market to make window washing less of a chore, such as power washers on telescopic poles, 2-in-1 sponge/squeegees, glass cleaning pads and more.
Clean or dust all surfaces
Although you mop the floors and sanitize the bathroom porcelain on a weekly basis, spring is the time to make everything shine. Take one room at a time and clean it from floor to ceiling. Scrub the floors, dust the pictures on the walls and brush the cobwebs from the ceiling. Get into cracks and crevices, such as under the refrigerator or in the tracks of shower or patio doors, with brushes designed especially for the job.
Clear out the clutter
Get rid of anything you haven't used in a long time. Clean out your closets. Recycle old magazines that you've already read. Box up and give away those baby toys that your preschooler never plays with anymore. Communities often sponsor recycling drives for old computers, TVs and other electronics in the spring. Time to empty out your basement!
Organize what's left
Give everything its own place and always put it away when you're done with it. That way, it'll be easy to find next time you need it? and your home will always look neat and orderly. There are handy organizers available for use in the kitchen, garage, broom closet and more. Some are designed for hanging over the door or on the wall and some sit on the floor or countertop.
Refresh your decor
Take this opportunity to do a little redecorating. Replace your bed linens with something new in a spring-like pattern. Order towels in vibrant spring colors. Bring the outdoors in by hanging artwork with a floral or garden motif. You might even want to purchase some new accent rugs or a welcome mat for the front doorstep.
Spruce up your home for spring and see how much more you'll enjoy it all year 'round. The Lakeside Collection has everything you need to clean, organize and refresh.