Spring is here! The weather outside is warming up, but chances are that your home could use a little TLC to catch up after the long months of winter. Taking the time to get your house clean and organized can help pave the way for a relaxing and cheerful spring. If the thought of spring cleaning your whole house at once has you feeling overwhelmed, Murphy Door is here to help. Check out these practical tips to make getting your home ready for spring a breeze.
1. Stock Up on Supplies
Before you begin cleaning out your closets and moving things around your house, it's a good idea to restock your cleaning supplies. The last thing you want to do is block off a day to tidy up, only to realize that you're out of essential cleaning tools. You don't need to go crazy buying an abundance of cleaning supplies. But having a few staples that can be used for a variety of purposes is helpful, including:
- A vacuum, broom, and dustpan
- Dishwashing and laundry detergent
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Glass cleaner
- All-purpose cleaner
- Microfiber cloths and sponges
- A plastic spray bottle
2. Be Strategic
Once you've stocked up on cleaning supplies, it's time to start the spring cleaning process. To help you get your house spick and span as quickly and efficiently as possible, be sure to work smarter, not harder.
One way to do this is to clean one room at a time, rather than bouncing from room to room. Write down a list of rooms that needs to be cleaned. Also, list the tasks that need to get accomplished in each room. This can help you stay focused without overlooking anything. Likewise, it's a good idea to make your way around each room in a circle, working from top to bottom. Doing so will ensure that dust and debris won't fall from your counters or ceiling fan onto your freshly cleaned floors.
3. Declutter As You Clean
Spring is a great time to let go of household items that you no longer need or use. As you're working through each room, separate the items that can be donated, sold, or thrown away from the ones that your family truly needs. If you're unsure if an item is worth keeping, ask yourself:
- When was the last time you used it?
- Will you honestly use it again?
If it's broken or outdated, or you just don't like it, give yourself permission to let it go. You'll be thankful you did when your home looks bigger, brighter, and more inviting.
4. Involve the Family
Chances are that you didn't create a dirty house by yourself. With this in mind, don't hesitate to get your entire household involved in the spring-cleaning process. Even children can carry their weight by performing age-appropriate tasks. Older children, for instance, can help fold laundry, vacuum, or dust, while younger children can put toys away and carry items to different rooms of the house as needed. Having a few extra helping hands may not seem necessary. But they can make a big difference in helping the spring cleaning process go smoothly.
5. Keep Things Hidden
Even when your house is tidy and free of excess clutter, you'll likely be left with items that are difficult to store in a visually pleasing way, such as sports equipment, pool toys, and patio chair cushions. To keep these things neatly tucked away yet still easily accessible, a hidden door from Murphy Door can help.
Visit us online today to browse our large selection of bookcase doors, mirror doors, and more to find the right hidden door solution for any space in your home this spring and beyond!