Licensed Louisiana Realtor
30th Mar 2015 | by: Chris Smith

The warm air is felt and the sun is shining longer. Spring cleaning may not be the most fun thing to do, but it has rewards and can breathe new life into you home. Below are some tips that can help make the spring clean as smooth as possible and help refresh your home.

Clean Windows First

With the spring time change, extra daylight plays a big factor and likely will be the center piece during the season. Clean your windowsills and clean away the dust and dirt around the windows. Clean the inside of the windows and also the outside (if possible). Clear old cutter around the windows to maximize light.

Purge, Purge, Purge 

Throwing or giving things away isn’t always easy, but it’s essential to clear “cutter” every so often. If you have old items in closets or storage areas, go through them a little at a time and ask yourself “Does this spark joy?” If it sparks happiness keep it around, if not either donate it or get rid of it. Getting rid of things can help benefit those in need and clears space in your home! There are many great local organizations to donate your old items including: The Bridge House, Saint Vincent de Paul of New Orleans or Goodwill of Southeast Louisiana.

The Power of Baking Soda 

Sprinkle baking soda around mattresses and let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum the mattress; this helps clear dust mites and freshens your mattress. Also with baking soda, sprinkle some onto an old toothbrush and go to town on the garbage disposal, to clear all the ickiest residue. Afterwards, grind up a lemon in the disposal and you will have one fresh sink!

Take Your Time

No need to conquer Rome in a day. Focus on one area at a time and for limited blocks of time as well. The whole weekend doesn’t need to be shot by a spring clean. Three hours a weekend, for a few weekends in a row, will really have a great impact on your home.

Those are just a few ideas to help you get started in the right direction. Please share in the comments below with any tips or ticks you may have.

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