Simple & Effective Spring Cleaning Tips
It’s that time of the year again. The flowers are blooming, and it’s getting warm outside, yet your house still feels like it’s stuck with winter blues. It’s time to spring clean and freshen your home. Spring cleaning can be an overwhelming task, and oftentimes it’s a hassle. You’re probably not looking forward to the dusting, scraping and organizing.
Despite this, spring cleaning is an important tradition for everyone. It signifies a new beginning and has great health benefits, particularly if you sometimes struggle with allergies.
One of the most important aspects of truly cleaning out your home is eliminating all the junk and clutter that accumulated during the winter months. A clutter-free home will leave you feeling refreshed with more physical space and mental clarity.
Because Spring cleaning can be a daunting process, let’s share a few tips to help you declutter and simplify the process.
1. Have a Plan
Scope out your home and figure the areas that need the most work. Those are the best places to start. Approaching your house room by room is the most efficient way to spring clean. So, you need a schedule. Create cleaning checklists for every area of your home to ensure you cover all the bases. Having a plan will help you stay focused on the task at hand. Be sure to give extra attention to the parts of your home that were largely neglected all through winter.
2. Organize and Clear the Clutter
Clutter has a tendency to sneak up on you, before you realize you have jam-packed junk drawers, overflowing closets, a messy garage and clutter all over your floors, shelves and other surfaces. The first step should be clearing off these surfaces.
Junk King’s systematic three-step sorting approach can help you organize into categories – trash, donate or stay. You want to get the clutter out of the way as soon as possible. Then you can get to the deep cleaning. Eventually, once you’ve sorted through everything in your house, from the basement to the garage, you should have some piles of junk that you’ll have to get rid of.
Good news! At Junk King Minneapolis, we have the resources to sort you out.
3. Always Work from Top to Bottom
It’s important to start from the ceiling, then work your way down to the walls, countertops and finally to the floors. This way, you won’t have to re-duct or re-clean your surfaces. Make sure to dust your fans and remove any cobwebs dangling from your ceiling. And don’t forget about walls and windows. You can use a damp towel to wipe down your walls to get rid of the dust.
Once every top surface is done and dusted, you can proceed to your floors. Make sure to move heavy appliances and furniture to get to those hard-to-reach corners.
4. Tackle the Seasonal Chores
While there are cleaning tasks that need to be tackled daily or weekly, some areas only require seasonal cleaning. It’s advisable to incorporate them into your spring-cleaning routine as you might just forget about them. Once you’re done cleaning the indoors, you should tackle some outdoor cleaning tasks. Again, always start at the top of your house and work your way down. For instance, clean your gutters and downspouts before you can get to the windows.
Be sure to check the roof and conduct an outdoor inspection while you’re at it. Winter winds and snow can damage your roof. So, look for loose shingles, cracks or broken seals around pipes. If you notice damage, you might need to call in a professional.
5. Clean Up the Air
Your HVAC system needs a cleanup too. This has to be one of the most overlooked parts of spring cleaning. Replacing your furnace and HVAC filters will ensure you’re breathing in clean air that’s free from pet dander, dust and pesky pollen.
When replacing the HVAC filter, make sure to check your current filter’s MERV rating. Filters with a high rating will catch smaller, irritating particles. Remember to clean the area surrounding your HVAC unit. Yes, and that humming box outside your home. Get rid of any debris, dirt and debris that may be clogging up your system.
Call in Reinforcements – Get Junk King Minneapolis to Help You Out
Ready to take your cleaning game to the next level? If you’re set to go all-in with your spring cleaning, Junk King Minneapolis can be your perfect cleaning teammate.
Junk King provides safe, efficient and eco-friendly junk removal services to help you declutter your home. With us, you can spring clean your home without a worry. We’ll pick up and dispose of the debris and any other junk.
Junk King specializes in all types of junk removal, from simple spring cleaning services to helping hoarders clean out their homes. Our team specializes in trash and junk removal -and we recycle much of the material we pick up. We’ll get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and respectful fashion.
We’re here to help, no matter the mess you find yourself in. Call us today, and we can be at your home in a reasonably short time.