With the end of winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get ready for a good old-fashioned spring cleaning. At Citiwide Self Storage, we know that finding the right place to start with spring cleaning can be a difficult process. These tips can help you tackle a good sprucing with ease.
Make a Plan
A whole-house clean can be daunting, but don’t let that initial hesitation stop you from getting your hands dirty -- just make a plan! Take a moment to break your house up into living spaces, like master bedroom, office, and living room. Then write a to-do list for each area. Once your deep cleaning plan is in place and separated out into manageable areas, you can tackle the cleaning at your own pace or delegate cleaning tasks for your whole crew with ease.
Baking Soda is a Cleaning Powerhouse
When it comes to deep cleaning surfaces, baking soda is a fantastic chemical-free option for your heavy-duty cleaning needs. After a winter’s worth of hearty meals, clean your stovetop and oven with the deep-foaming clean of a vinegar and baking soda paste. Or, try mixing baking soda and liquid detergent into a paste for an easy bathroom cleaner. Not only is baking soda an inexpensive and powerful cleaner, it’s also nonabrasive, making it perfect for those delicate surfaces.
Open Up Your Spaces
As that lovely spring light pours through your home, you might find the desire to lighten and brighten up your spaces. Spring is a great time to reassess what personal items you need in your home and what you can do without. If you want to reorganize your living spaces but don’t want to get rid of those key pieces of furniture, check out Citiwide Self Storage as a great place to store your furniture.
Top to Bottom, Back to Front
When tackling a deep clean, let “top to bottom, back to front” be your motto. Not only is it catchy, it’s a helpful way to make sure that you’re not canceling out your own cleaning efforts. Don’t make the mistake of dusting window treatments after vacuuming the carpets. Instead, start at the top and work your way down. Clean like a pro with that motto playing through your mind.
Clean out the Closets
It’s easy to let those clothes, shoes, and other items you don’t use regularly pile up in your closets. Take this year’s spring cleaning time as an opportunity to pull out the contents of your closets and review whether or not you want to keep every item close at hand. While everything is out of the closet, don’t miss the opportunity to wipe down the closet’s interiors, which are often neglected in day-to-day cleaning. Before putting your belongings back in the closet, be sure to give them a good clean as well. For those extra warm clothes and accessories you won’t need until next winter, Citiwide Self Storage has a variety of unit sizes to easily store your personal belongings for as long or as little as you need.