Spring Cleaning Essentials

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Winter is the time of year that we would generally keep windows closed and where dust and dirt settle upon our furnishings.  Spring resembles sunshine and fresh air which is a great opportunity to give our homes a freshen up and remove the dust to prevent allergies.

There is no right or wrong way to spring clean your home.  Some may want to give it a complete overhaul, cleaning every nook and cranny, while others are happy to give what the eye can see a good clean.  Time is the key factor, do what your schedule allows.  Know your limits, if you have a bad back and can’t easily get up and down a step ladder then don’t.  Seek help or delegate the task.

Are you ready to spring clean? I’ve put together a list of spring cleaning essentials to help you get started.

Open the windows

Before you start spring cleaning open the windows and let in the fresh air, this in itself will make a huge difference to your room before you even begin to work up a sweat!

Create a Cleaning Kit

Once you’re ready to start spring cleaning, you need to set yourself up with a well stocked cleaning kit.  Having a cleaning caddy filled with everything you need eliminates running from one room and back the laundry to get more cleaning products. You can read what I keep in my cleaning kit here (I have just recently updated this post).

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Create a Sorting System

As you are going through decluttering and cleaning your rooms you will come across items you no longer need. Gather together tubs that will help you to make a decision item by item, then tidily placing it in the desired tub so you don’t create a bigger mess than what you started with.

KEEP: something you find in one room that belongs in another.  Empty the contents of the tub once you have finished tidying the room. Remembering not to dump the item, but to place it in a designated home.

DONATE: put an item that you no longer want or need but is still in good condition and working order for somebody else to use, your trash can be another’s treasure! Once full put it in your car to drop off at your local charity.

SELL: items that you can sell if you are going to have a garage sale or sell online.

RUBBISH: items that are broken, can’t be mended, doesn’t work or is rubbish

I purchased these tubs from Kmart $5.00 each, they are great for so many different uses.  I stack and store them in the garage when not in use.

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These labels are available in my shop as an instant download.  Labels included are: keep, sell, rubbish, donate, recycle, hand down, shred and a blank one.

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Are you ready to start Spring Cleaning?


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