Ten Tips for Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
Spring is upon us, and you know what that means? It’s time to start getting our homes in the best shape after a long, cold winter.
Getting organized and performing a nice, deep clean not only helps your home feel fresh and renewed but also keeps your home healthy for your family. When it comes to spring cleaning, I know I have both feelings of excitement and dread. It’s exciting to get my home ready for a bright, new season, but I also have no idea where to even begin! I’m sure everyone feels this way at this time of the year.
That’s why I will provide ten tips for spring cleaning and decluttering that’ll make it a little easier, less stressful, and smell fresh.
Exploring All Ten Tips for Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
1. White Vinegar for Shower Heads
If you’re like me, you know getting that shower head sparkling clean is a challenge. White vinegar does wonders for getting rid of the grime.
Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it around your shower head with a rubber band overnight. This will help remove any buildup that has accumulated over time. When you wake up in the morning, remove the plastic bag and run the shower before getting in. It’ll wash away the grime and white vinegar. Viola!
2. Use Baking Soda for Stainless Steel
Did you know that you could use baking soda for more than just baking? It has many different uses, especially for any stainless steel appliances.
Whether you have a stainless steel faucet, refrigerator, oven, etc., wet the appliances with a cloth and sprinkle baking soda on the appliance itself. The water will help keep the baking soda attached and not fall off and clean. Wait two minutes to let it dry, then wipe it away with a sponge. If you need to, scrub a little harder to get those tricky areas spotless.
3. Newspaper to Clean Windows and Mirrors
I’ve heard this one from people throughout my life, but I’ve never tried until recently. My husband swears by it and says this is how he cleaned windows growing up. I started doing it but with a twist.
Instead of just using regular window cleaner, mix one-fourth cup of white vinegar, two cups of water, and two teaspoons of liquid soap (any kind) in a spray bottle. After spraying this mix on your windows, wipe them down with the newspaper for a streak-free window and mirror. Sparkling finish with all-natural cleaning spray? Count me in!
4. Unpack and Stack Your Clothes Vertically
This organizing hack does wonders if your drawers are all over the place like mine!
Instead of laying all your folded clothes flat inside the drawers in a row, stack them vertically for easy access. It’ll create more room if you decide to do a little spring and summer shopping! You’re also able to organize them by the type of clothes. Stack all your tank tops on top of each other, then next to them your t-shirts, followed by any bathing suits or light sweaters. You’ll save room and be able to reach for what you want without even thinking about it.
5. Towels for Rearranging Furniture
When spring comes around, I like to do more than just clean everything and get under those hard-to-reach spots. Sometimes changing up the location of my furniture gives that new, fresh feeling of a new season.
If you’re rearranging furniture or need to move couches, chairs, and beds out of the way to clean underneath, place towels underneath the legs to avoid scratches. I sometimes do this when my husband isn’t home, making it easier to slide along the floor if something is too heavy. No scratches, easy to move, and easy to clean – can’t go wrong!
6. Velcro Strips for Drawer Organizers
Drawer organizers are excellent for keeping everything in place for silverware, random items like pens or pencils, or even keeping papers in place. However, I always find they move around, and things get stuck underneath, preventing me from opening a drawer or seeing what I need.
Velcro strips are easy and affordable. Attach one of the grippy ends to your drawer and the other to your drawer organizer. This will help keep it from moving and keep everything in place. Another way you can use these is by placing them underneath the drawer organizer and sticking it to the bottom of the drawer. Either way, those organizers aren’t moving.
7. Cotton Swabs for Keyboards
Whether you work from home or have a computer for personal use, those keyboards fill up with dust and dirt quite quickly.
Take a cotton swab and sweep in between the keys to dislodge anything preventing you from typing with ease. It won’t hurt or damage your keyboard and should get you back to typing away. If you notice bigger chunks like crumbs stuck and can’t get it out with a cotton swab, try blowing on it to dislodge the pieces.
8. Coffee Filters for Dust
Coffee filters do more than provide you with your morning drink. It can help remove dust, fingerprints, and smudges on sensitive surfaces.
The fibers in coffee filters are gentle enough to remove these stains and dust on surfaces like your TV without causing harm. You don’t have to press hard to remove any stains; just lightly go over them with the filter. My youngest loves to touch the TV, so this comes in handy!
9. Clean your Grill with an Onion
Warmer weather means breaking out the grill, but does it still have stains from its last use? Onions are a great way to remove any remnants of last year.
Before cleaning it, make sure to heat the grill. If you notice there’s a good amount of residue on the grates, spray them down with white vinegar to loosen the grime before using the onion. After it’s been heating up and sprayed with white vinegar, take half an onion and firmly scrub the grill grates. Now you’re ready to start cooking those delicious meals again.
10. Use Call Emmy
If you don’t have the time to deep clean and organize the house like you were hoping, Call Emmy can help do it for you.
From cleaning, chores, laundry, and home organization, we provide different services based on your needs to fit your schedule and budget. We know you want your home feeling refreshed and renewed for the new season, and we do just that. When you download our app, you’re able to schedule the date and time of the services you need and the reassurance that what you want to be done will be done with the highest quality. Don’t worry about finding the time in your schedule to get your home ready for spring. To learn more, download our app and see how we can be of service to you.
Closing Thoughts on Tips for Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
Whether you’re looking for a deep clean, light cleaning, or organizing your home for spring, these tips can help you do just that. Having a clean, organized home is excellent for overall wellness and puts you in a great mood.
These tips are not only easy but also environmentally friendly and contain no harsh chemicals that could cause any harm to you or your family. I’m a big fan of using anything that doesn’t have a novel worth of ingredients and is safe for my kids.
If your schedule is just too busy, but you still want to get spring cleaning done, contact us at Call Emmy to help. We’ll work with you based on what day and time work best and help with precisely what you’re looking for with any of our services.
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