Get Started on Spring Cleaning

Spring is near and the weather is slowly turning warm again!

With that comes one of my favorite things.. Spring cleaning! This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about de-cluttering your home, hosting a garage sale to get rid of things that aren’t needed and doing some updates/home projects that you’ve been meaning to get to.

In this post, are some ideas and tips for cleaning and/organizing closets, cabinets and other places in the home. In tomorrow’s blog there will be some fun ideas & inspiration for projects that you can work on – tiling bathrooms, building new headboards for the bedroom, lots of great ideas. Happy cleaning! (I feel like Danny Tanner from Full House being so excited to spring clean!)

First off, courtesy of Martha Stewart, is a spring cleaning checklist. Click Here: Spring Cleaning Checklist to download. She has a very intensive and all inclusive list with reminders for wiping down baseboards, washing windows & blinds, replacing the hvac filter, etc. It’s a good place to start to get all the cobwebs and dust removed from winter.

Clean a microfiber couch Click here to learn how to clean a microfiber couch!

clean the microwaveClick here to learn how to clean the inside of your microwave oven! So helpful

How to clean your dryer vent, which you should do every year to prevent fires!For the handy person, this is great to learn how to remove the dryer lint and ultimately prevent fires.

Mount a magazine rack to hold cutting boards.Use a magazine rack to hold cutting boards in the cupboard.

Store cleaning supplies in a shoe holder over the back of your laundry room or closet door.Store cleaning supplies in a shoe holder and hang over the back of the closet door or laundry room.

organizing bathroom closetCute idea for organizing your bathroom cabinet or closet – a different basket or two for hair, skin, face, medicine, etc.

Use spare ice-cube tray’s or pick up a couple new ones to use as all-purpose jewelry holders in your top dresser drawer.  No more tangled necklaces or late mornings spent endlessly searching for that second earring.Use spare ice-cube tray’s or pick up a couple new ones to use as all-purpose jewelry holders in your top dresser drawer.  No more tangled necklaces or late mornings spent endlessly searching for that second earring.

Organize the officeOrganize your office and outdated files that you’re not ready to part with, with the help of trunk or dresser

Spring Clean ToysThis is a great blog for cleaning toys out and disinfecting!

Step-by-step to a shiny, clean stainless sink. I thought I knew how to clean a sink, but this has some good detail tips that I didn't know!Click here to learn how to clean your stainless steel sinks!

Storage for baking pots and lidsHead to Ikea and pick up this drawer separator to organize your baking dishes and lids in the cabinets. Love this one!

Store sheets in pillow casesLastly, organize your linen closet.. my biggest downfall! Folding sheet sets and putting them in pillow case for easy storage and everything is kept together. No random pillow cases popping up anymore!

These are just a handful of ideas to get you on you way – to help maintain your home as your haven!

Happy Spring!

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