Now that it’s officially Spring in Australia, even though my biological clock says it’s Autumn, I decided to have a good cry about skipping cider donuts and pumpkin spice this year and get ready for the Springtime.
The Spring season brings in a fresh, new start and there’s nothing better than a fresh, clean house. Spring cleaning can seem overwhelming which is why I laid out small steps that can make a huge dent in your Spring cleaning.
A very commonplace in the household that people tend to tackle first when Spring cleaning is the closet, which I think is a great place to start. Cleaning out your closet and either donating items or selling items on apps like Poshmark, will help you clear out your space and declutter your life.
One area that should definitely be on top of your priority list is your sock drawer. Personally, I know my sock drawer can easily fill to the brim with mismatched socks and countless socks with holes. With the ruined socks, I definitely recommend just throwing them out and getting them out of the house. As for the mismatched socks, keeping some to use for cleaning surfaces or windexing will come in handy and save you on having to purchase paper towels.
Dusting your house can do a lot in the appearance of your home, but also to your health. Whenever I start to feel myself getting sick, dusting, in particular, does wonder in my recovery. Some common places that people end up missing are the floorboard and windowsills. This area collects so much dirt and dust over time, it’s honestly pretty gross. A duster or using your mismatched socks will work perfectly to get the job done.
Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer
When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer or pantry? Most people clean out their fridge regularly due to food noticeably spoiling. However, areas like the freezer or pantry can easily go unnoticed since the food doesn’t noticeably go bad. Checking expiration dates and how long items have been in your freezer and cleaning those items out if they’re bad can make a huge difference. An easy way to keep track if freezer food or condiments are still good, is to write the date you froze or opened the food somewhere on the packaging or the freezer bag. That way if you have any doubts about an item, you can simply check the date.
What I mean by this is your standard cleaning routine. Sweeping, wiping down surfaces, windexing, vacuuming etc. things you would normally do when cleaning the house on a regular basis. Finishing off your Spring cleaning with a full clean will finish the deal. I personally like to wipe all surfaces with something like Method cleaners, which I love because they’re organic and don’t contain a lot of the harmful chemicals that a lot of other products contain. After wiping everything from counters, tables, the nightstands, and the bathroom, make sure to shake all the rugs in the house and vacuum the entire house.
DIY All Purpose Cleaner
As I mentioned, I love all-natural cleaners such as those from the Method brand. If you’re interested in putting a little bit more effort, but save a bit of money, DIY All Purpose Cleaners are a great, simple, alternative to store-bought cleaners. The base recipe for the all-purpose cleaner is 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 gallon of water. I like to switch things up with using apple cider vinegar for a more citrus scent or adding some essential oils orange, lavender, or eucalyptus oil. The awesome thing about this all-purpose cleaner is that you know that you’re not using any crazy chemicals in your household and you can tailor the scent to your preference.
Of course, you can tailor this Spring cleaning routine to your needs, but following this routine will sure make a difference in your house and in your life. What is your Spring cleaning routine? Let me know in the comments down below!