Moreland's Guide to Spring Cleaning

Moreland's Guide to Spring Cleaning

We understand the importance of keeping your home in tip-top shape, whether you're preparing to sell or simply maintaining your property. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to declutter, deep clean, and refresh your living space. Here are some tips to make the task less intimidating:

Make a plan. Before you begin, create a list of tasks you want to complete. This will help you stay organized and focused, and ensure that you don't overlook any important areas. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so be sure to break up your tasks in manageable sections. Your personal checklist may look a little different, but this blog is a great starting point.

  1. Decluttering & organizing: One of the most intimidating parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of all the stuff that's accumulated over the past year. Start by sorting through your belongings and deciding what you want to keep, donate, or throw away. If you haven't used it in the past year, it's time to let it go. Then, find an organizational system that ensures everything has a place.
  2. Dust: Dust all surfaces in your home, including shelves, tables, and picture frames. Don't forget to dust the tops of cabinets and ceiling fans.
  3. Floors: Consider getting your carpet or rugs professionally cleaned. Sweep or mop hard floors. Be sure to move large furniture or appliances to get the hard to reach spots cleaned. 
  4. Wash windows: Clean your windows inside and out. Use a squeegee or microfiber cloth to remove streaks.
  5. Clean kitchen appliances: Wipe down the inside and outside of your fridge, stove, and microwave. Clean your dishwasher filter to ensure another year of shiny dishes. Clean the oven if needed.
  6. Deep clean bathrooms: Scrub the toilets, sinks, and showers/bathtubs. Deep clean shower heads. Clean the mirrors and any other surfaces. Ensure your under-the-sink storage solutions are up to par. 
  7. Laundry: Clean your washing machine and dryer. Wash all of your bedding, including sheets, comforters, and pillowcases. Wash any other linens that haven't been cleaned in a while, such as curtains or tablecloths.
  8. Clean outdoor spaces: Sweep your porch or patio, and clean outdoor furniture. If you have a grill, clean it thoroughly.
  9. Don't forget the little things: Clean light switches, doorknobs, and other frequently-touched surfaces. Change the batteries in smoke detectors and replace air filters.
  10. Make it fun. Cleaning may not be the most exciting task, but you can make it more enjoyable by turning on some music, podcasts, or audiobooks. Be sure to take breaks and reward yourself for the progress you are making along the way.

At the end of the day, spring cleaning is all about giving your home the TLC it deserves. By following these tips and taking it one task at a time, you can make the process more manageable. Happy cleaning!

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