Spring Cleaning: Tips and Tricks to Refresh Your Home

by | Mar 13, 2024

Refresh, Renew, and ReStore your home this spring!

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your living space and create a clean, organized home. To make your spring cleaning efficient and effective, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist with tips and tricks for every corner of your abode. Follow this guide, and then check out ways to renew old items in your home and see how ReStore in Canton can be your one-stop-shop for donations and acquiring new pieces to be displayed in your refreshed home!

1. Upholstered Furniture:

Revitalize your favorite couch or chair by regularly vacuuming cushions and crevices. For fabric upholstery, create a mixture of water and mild detergent to remove stains. Always test on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility.

2. Mattresses:

Ensure a comfortable night’s sleep by vacuuming your mattress to remove dust and allergens. Neutralize odors by sprinkling baking soda, then vacuum again. Don’t forget to flip and rotate your mattress regularly for even wear and an extended lifespan.

3. Bedding and Linens:

Organize your linens by creating dedicated sets for each bed. Store sheet sets inside pillowcases for a neat linen closet. Rotate bedding seasonally, keeping cozy options accessible in winter and lightweight ones at the ready for warmer months.

4. Closets and Drawers:

Revamp your closets by decluttering and organizing clothes by category and color. Use drawer dividers for smaller items, creating a streamlined and efficient space.

5. Laundry Room Appliances:

Maintain your laundry room appliances by cleaning lint filters after each use and running a hot water cycle with vinegar in the washing machine. Wipe down surfaces to prevent lint buildup and ensure a more efficient laundry room setup.

6. Windows and Windowsills:

Achieve crystal-clear views by using a water and vinegar solution, a squeegee, and a microfiber cloth. Pay extra attention to windowsills using an old toothbrush to banish dirt and grime.

7. Walls and Ceilings:

Brighten up your living space by dusting walls with a microfiber cloth or a dusting wand. For deeper cleaning, use a solution of mild detergent and warm water to remove stains or marks.

8. Light Fixtures and Bulbs:

Illuminate your space by dusting light fixtures with a microfiber cloth or duster. Wipe bulbs with a soft, dry cloth. Always turn off the power before cleaning around electrical fixtures.

9. Floors:

Keep floors looking their best by regularly sweeping, mopping with a suitable cleaner, and vacuuming high-traffic areas. Use rugs or mats at entry points to trap dirt, preserving your floors.

10. Office Desk and Drawers:

Create a productive workspace by decluttering your desk and using organizers for pens and papers. Clean the desk surface and wipe down drawers regularly to maintain an organized office space.

11. Kitchen Cabinets and Pantry:

Organize your kitchen by grouping similar items together in cabinets. Use clear containers in the pantry for easy visibility. Regularly check expiration dates and consider adjustable shelves for different-sized items.

12. Refrigerator and Freezer:

Keep your fridge fresh by purging expired items and wiping down shelves with a water and baking soda mixture. Organize the freezer with labeled bins and use a vacuum sealer to prevent freezer burn.

13. Oven and Stove:

Refresh your kitchen by tackling oven grime with a baking soda and water mixture. Clean stove burners with a solution of vinegar and dish soap. Wipe away residue thoroughly.

14. Microwave:

Maintain your microwave by heating a bowl of water with lemon slices to loosen grime. For stubborn stains, heat a mixture of vinegar and water for effective cleaning.

15. Dishwasher:

Ensure your dishwasher runs smoothly by cleaning the filter and wiping down the interior with a vinegar and baking soda mixture. Run an empty cycle with a dishwasher-safe cup of white vinegar for a thorough cleaning.

16. Toilet Bowl and Tank:

Maintain a sanitary bathroom by using a disinfecting toilet bowl cleaner and a toilet brush. Add vinegar to the tank to eliminate mineral deposits.

17. Bathroom Sink and Faucets:

Keep your bathroom sink shining by wiping down surfaces regularly. Use a vinegar-soaked cloth to remove mineral deposits from faucets.

18. Entryway and Foyer:

Create an inviting entryway by organizing shoes, installing hooks or a coat rack, and placing a mat for wet shoes. Consider a small table or shelf for keys and mail.

19. Lawn Mower and Tools:

Organize outdoor tools by hanging them on pegboards or storing them in labeled bins. Keep your lawn mower in peak condition by regularly cleaning the blades, changing the oil, and storing it in a covered space.

20. Garage and Storage Areas:

Maximize garage space by categorizing items, using shelves and cabinets, and decluttering regularly. Install hooks for tools and consider overhead storage for seasonal items.

By following this spring cleaning checklist, your home will be fresh, ready for projects and a trip to ReStore. Find items you no longer need while cleaning? Schedule your FREE donation pickup here to make your spring cleaning a breeze. Happy spring cleaning!

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