It’s March, which means that it’s time to start Spring Cleaning! It’s during this time of year that most people start looking around their homes and getting the urge to organize, declutter and clean. At Nature’s Edge, we put together a quick list of tips, tricks and hints to help you organize your home in spring or any other season—this list is perfect to revisit before a move or before the holidays (you may even be able to find some re-gifts using these methods).
If you look at your space and think, “Where do I even start?”, pick one of these 3 cleaning prompts to get you going.
If you have a large room or space to clean, don’t be overwhelmed! Start with a drawer, a jewellery box, or any other small piece of furniture. Every little bit accumulates over time until eventually your space is completely tidy.
There’s something so fulfilling about organizing a clean and empty cupboard, drawer, or closet, isn’t there? We recommend emptying out whatever you’re going to organize, cleaning it, and then organizing—unwanted items will already be out of the space, so they’ll be harder to put back.
When cleaning, always start from the top and work your way down to avoid getting dust or debris on your lower shelves. When organizing, use the top or upper levels to store your less used items to prioritize frequently used items at eye level.
To help keep organized when cleaning your home, try creating or finding a checklist to help you stay on track. And what feels better than enthusiastically checking something off a list?
Here are a few lists to help you create a cleaning schedule that’s right for you!
For a guideline on how often you should be cleaning your sheets, windows, mattress, and more, check out this useful infographic from Henry Hoover! How often do you wash or clean these home essentials?
Go green when you clean! Often you can combine natural products you already have around your house to create a mixture that will clean anything, from the formal brass in your cabinets to the grout in your bathroom. Using these household blends to clean your home is a great eco-friendly option for those looking to use fewer harsh cleaners. Here are some recipes to get you started:
As you organize, declutter, and clean, we hope you consider donating your gently used and unwanted items to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore or another organization that you support. Your donation could make a difference in someone’s life! We hope this list of tips, tricks, and hints helps you as you start your Spring Cleaning journey this year.