With spring finally on its way and the warmer weather starting to show its face, many of us have started thinking about doing some spring cleaning. Taking this time once or twice a year to really do some deep cleaning is a great way to help you stay on top of your chores and keep your home in tip-top shape.
This is a time to tackle bigger, more serious tasks that don’t need to be addressed on a weekly or even monthly basis, Here are a few tips and ideas to get started this year.
You might not realize it, but pests in your home can actually pose a threat to your health and safety. To kick off your spring cleaning routine, it might be a good idea to hire an exterminator, West Palm Beach, or from your local area, to have your home checked for insects and rodents.
This will help prevent the spreading of disease, and even bites or allergic reactions caused by various bugs that could get into your walls, bed, or even food.
Sometimes, we simply don’t have the right tools to do the perfect job when it comes to deep cleaning. This could be true of your carpets and rugs, your mattresses, your pool and deck, and anywhere you might have a mold or mildew problem.
In these cases, it’s always best to hire a professional with the right equipment and materials to get the job done right. In this way, you’ll be able to rest assured that the built-up bacteria has been truly taken care of and that these areas of your home are clean, shiny, and safe for use for another year.
We all have that random box of cereal from a year ago sitting at the back of our pantry that nobody wants to eat. Food can build up and be forgotten in the pantry (and even in the fridge and freezer) over time, and it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean it out every so often.
Pull all the food from your pantry, throw out what’s expired or stale, donate what’s edible but you know you won’t eat, and reorganize everything else so that it’s easy to see. This will encourage you to eat what you have and not allow it to get lost into the pantry void.
Your wardrobe is another area that probably needs some dust blown off it. The vast majority of us have more clothes than we need, and more than a handful of items that never see the light of day. Dig through your wardrobe and donate or sell any items you haven’t worn in the past season.
This will help you to live a slightly more minimalist lifestyle, and will even free up space in your closet for newer items that you’’’ actually like and wear.
Bonus tip: ditch the idea of keeping clothing that’s too small because you want to fit into it in a few months. Get rid of it and buy clothes that look flattering on you right now!