Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. And spring cleaning is a time-honored ritual that is part of this season – for good reason. When we breathe the fresh air, see the greenery and smell the fresh flowers, it motivates us to make our indoor spaces more beautiful and fresh too. But the mere thought of cleaning up your living space can be intimidating and overwhelming.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
Come Up with a Plan
Whether you choose to create a spreadsheet or make a list, start by mapping out every room of your house including your closets. Think about jobs, such as cleaning out the windows, walls, and baseboards, as well as moving furniture and cleaning out every alcove. Walk around and make a list. This will help you come up with a plan that is executable.
It’s one thing to get mentally ready for the job at hand. But, you also need to get prepared with the tools you need for the cleanup. This includes cleaners, mops, and brooms. You can even go green by using household items instead of chemicals to clean. For example, you could use items like white vinegar and baking soda and they will cost you a lot less than traditional cleaners.
Clear Out the Clutter
Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning. It is also about removing the clutter from your house. Set up bins for what you want to keep, what you want to get rid of and what you want to give away or sell. If you have items there that you don’t use now, but cannot part with, consider purchasing a storage unit for all those items. They don’t have to clutter your home and deprive you of valuable living space.
At STORBOX, we have storage units to fit a variety of needs. Our Pasadena storage facility can securely house items that you would like to keep for later.