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Spring Cleaning Tips

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Spring is the perfect time to clean and refresh your home. You can make your home feel new again with a little effort and organization. This blog will provide some spring-cleaning tips to help you get started.  Start with a plan: Before you begin, list all the areas in your home that need cleaning. Prioritize the areas that require the most attention then break it down and create a schedule that works for you. This will help you stay focused and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Declutter: Take time to review your belongings and remove anything you no longer need or use. This will not only free up space but will also make it easier to clean your home. Donate or sell items that are still in good condition and throw away anything that is broken or unusable. The Prop Shop in Eden Prairie is a great local donation center supporting families in need.  Focus on one room at a time: It’s easy to get sidetracked when cleaning, so focus on one room at a time. This will help you stay organized and ensure you get all the areas needing cleaning.  Dust from top to bottom: When dusting, start at the highest point in the room and work your way down. This will prevent dust from settling on surfaces that you’ve already cleaned.  Remember the windows: Clean windows can make a massive difference in the overall appearance of your home. Use a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean the inside and outside of your windows now that it is warming up.  Deep clean the carpets: Over time, carpets can accumulate dirt and dust that regular vacuuming can’t remove. Consider renting a carpet cleaner or hiring a professional to deep clean your carpets.  Clean your appliances: Your appliances, such as your oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher, can collect dirt and grime over time. Use a cleaning solution specifically designed for your appliances to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned.  Freshen up your bedding: Wash your bedding, including your pillows and comforter, to remove any dirt and dust that may have accumulated. Consider investing in new bedding to give your bedroom a fresh look.  Organize your closet: Spring is a great time to go through your closet and get rid of clothes that you no longer wear and store away your heavy winter clothes. Use organizing tools like shelves and hangers to keep your closet tidy.  Take care of outdoor areas: Remember to clean and organize your outdoor spaces, such as your patio or deck. Sweep away any debris and consider adding some plants or outdoor furniture to make your space more inviting.    Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but by following these tips, you can make the process more manageable. Remember to take breaks when needed and reward yourself once you’ve completed your cleaning tasks. You can make your home feel fresh and new for the spring season with a little effort. 

Tips for Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here, the sun is shining, and it’s time to open the windows—that also means it’s time to get out the cleaning supplies! April is a great time to do your spring cleaning, especially after a Minnesota winter where salt and snow have been tracked into the home for months. Because deep cleaning tends to be done seasonally, many allergens get trapped inside during the year, which is tough for those with allergies. A big list of chores can be daunting, so we’ve put together some tips to help you with your cleaning this season. De-clutter and organize. Before grabbing the cleaning supplies, go through your clothes, knick-knacks, and other items that have been sitting in the bottom of a drawer or collecting dust. Organize your jam-packed closet by putting out of season clothes and accessories in bins to help keep it tidy. Create two piles for your unwanted items: trash and donate/give away. Clean room by room. Cleaning tasks can be forgotten if you clean your home at random—instead, tackle your chores room by room. While some people get their cleaning done in a weekend, you may need to spread your cleaning out over a week or two, so make a schedule of what room you’re cleaning on which day. This can lessen a lot of the stress that can come with deep cleaning. Think about air quality. It’s important to replace HVAC filters every couple of months so that you and your family are breathing clean air. Many people open the windows during spring, which lets pollen and other allergens in, so dust frequently to get rid of these extra particles. If anyone in your family suffers from spring allergies, consider adding an air purifier to their bedroom to alleviate those symptoms. Don’t forget about trouble areas. While you may keep a clean and tidy home throughout the year, there are certain tasks that homeowners tend to forget about when handling routine chores. In the kitchen, make sure to wipe down cabinets and shelves, and throw away any old items. It’s also a good idea to clean out the refrigerator and wipe down the exterior and interior. In the bathroom, clean or replace the fan if it’s dusty or performing poorly. If you haven’t recently, change out the interior shower curtain, as this gathers mildew and mold over time. You should also clean those hard-to-reach areas, like behind the toilet. Spring cleaning should feel like a refresh and a breath of fresh air, so don’t stress too much about it. Split up your chores between family members, turn on some music, and get cleaning!