Preparing Your Home for Spring Cleaning

February 28, 2022

As winter melts away, spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means — time to clean. Indeed, spring cleaning is a time-honored ritual that signifies new opportunities both in and out of the home. If you’re wondering how to prepare for spring cleaning, though, you aren’t alone. It can be daunting to embark on a tidying spree if you don’t have a spring cleaning checklist ready to go. You can start with these four simple steps, and while you’re at it, check your home insurance policy to ensure you have the best rate available. The only thing better than spring cleaning is spring saving!

Plan Your Mud Defense

Winter may be waning, but that doesn’t mean that wet weather is gone. On the contrary, spring showers will turn dirt into mud, and that mud will turn your house into a mess. As you approach spring weather, you should develop a solid defense against the threat of mud. Potential solutions include ground coverings such as gravel, absorbent grass, or decorative rocks. Remember that mud isn’t just a cleanliness problem. It can also contribute to slips and injuries, and injury claims can impact your home insurance policy.

Clean the Entry Way

As the weather gradually gets brighter, you will likely find yourself going outside more frequently. As your entry way gets more traffic, it’s likely to get messier, though, too. You can get ahead of this problem by giving the area a preemptive deep clean. Wash any rugs, scrub all the floors, and ensure that dirty shoes aren’t left to linger. Keeping your entry way clean is one of the best ways to maintain a sense of order in your home, regardless of what season it is.

Invest in Organization

Spring cleaning may entail a good amount of scrubbing surfaces and laundering linens, but it should also include organization. Without an effective home organization plan, it’s difficult to keep your belongings where they belong. How can you get started, though, with a home as busy as yours? Luckily, there are plenty of strategies for quick and easy organization. Find the method that works best for you and take control of the clutter.

Outsource Small Tasks

Sometimes it’s okay to ask for help. This is especially true if you need help with minor household tasks that would be better left to a professional. Do you want to update the paint in a spare room? Replace the molding? Retexture the ceiling? Spring cleaning offers a great opportunity to tackle jobs like these, but if you aren’t confident in your own home improvement abilities, you can find a handyman to do it for you. Look for apps that connect you with local talent for more information.

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