It's that time of year again: spring. And with this seasonal transition comes the perfect opportunity for homeowners to clean their homes. By giving your home a little TLC, you can improve its appearance, atmosphere, and even certain functions. So, what's the best way to do "spring cleaning" in your home?
#1) Remove Winter Items
First and foremost, go through your home and remove winter-specific items. Basically, this encompasses anything that's specifically used in winter (or fall). Some common winter items include seasonal jackets, coats, snow shovels, etc. Being that we're no longer in winter, there's really no point in keeping these items around.
#2) Remove the Clutter
In addition to winter-specific items, you should also remove any clutter from your home. We're all guilty of making clutter at some point in time -- and that's okay. As long as you clean it regularly, it shouldn't have a lasting negative impact on your home decor. So, go through your home and remove any and all clutter. Assuming you have a basement or attic, you can move items here instead of allowing them to accumulate in your living room or elsewhere.
When was the last time that you dusted your home? If it's been a while, perhaps you should go back over the furniture, shelves and other surfaces. Using a feather duster, simply brush away the dust from these surfaces. And when you are finished, you can vacuum the floors to remove any fallen dust, dirt and debris. This alone will make a big impact in your home's decor.
#4) Paint the Walls
Of course, you can also use the opportunity to paint your walls. Painting is one of the easiest ways to revitalize the appearance of a home's decor. All it takes is a few buckets of paint, some brushes and rollers, and a little bit of your time. Once painted, the room will look entirely new, allowing you to embrace the seasonal transition to spring.
#5) Rearrange the Furniture
Sometimes the easiest changes make the biggest impact to a home's decor. Contrary to what some people may believe, you don't have to spend a fortune buying brand new furniture to create a new look in your home. Simply rearranging the furniture can help you achieve the same results -- and it doesn't cost a dime. Look over your living room furniture to determine what alternative arrangements you can make with the furniture. If the furniture is currently arranged in a U shape, perhaps you can switch it to an L shape.
These are just a few simple ways to clean and prepare your home for spring.