Cleaning your house is the best feeling in the world! The fresh smell of your natural cleaner lingering in the air, all items in their places, no dirt to be seen. Since spring is in full swing, we thought you might be ready for your annual spring cleaning. It is a good time to both organize your environment and your belongings. Getting rid of things and keeping only what you love and cherish will help you feel lighter and enable you to fully enjoy your space! Continue reading to learn all about our top tips for Spring cleaning:
- Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Pass on all of the chemicals you can’t pronounce, and pick products made from natural ingredients! Once you purchase a bottle from a natural, eco-friendly brand, you may only need to buy refills. Consider sustainable companies that seek to eliminate the use of single-use plastic. You can try organic laundry products or compostable sponges.
- Create Your Own Cleaning Spray
You can make an All-Purpose Spray by mixing water, vinegar, and essential oils! Oils like Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass, for example, have the best antibacterial properties. Invest in a glass spray bottle that you can use to refill!
- Don’t Forget About Rarely Cleaned Items
Sofa cushions, rugs, curtains, the inside of your dishwasher, as well as under your couch or other big furniture pieces are areas that often go ignored, even when you do a deep clean of your home. Make sure you take a good look at your space and see what areas haven’t received much attention. Don’t forget to look inside and beneath everything. List the areas of your house you have overlooked so you can revisit them later.
- Find a Home for the Items you Declutter
Reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills. Virtually anything can be reused. Clothing that can’t be donated can be dropped off at a textile recycling facility like Suay LA. It’s easy to google “donate shops near me” and drop items off- it’s take minutes to do! Old gadgets can be recycled at a SAFE Center in LA and Staples accepts electronic waste for free! Bring to the local shelter toiletries and skin care products you haven’t kept as part of your routine. Many pet stores have bins to collect blankets and other soft items they give to pet shelters to line their crates with.
- Cycle Out your Winter Clothes
As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to evaluate your cold-weather clothing. Identify which pieces you actually wore this past winter. Were there any pieces you didn’t wear at all? Are there any pieces that don’t suit you anymore? Are there any pieces that are too big or too small? If so, these are excellent items to declutter. After you have decided what you want to keep, move your winter clothes to the back of your closet and bring your warm weather clothes to the front. Put your heaviest winter clothing that you will not need access to into a bin and tuck it into the garage or storage closet if you have another area for storage.
Let us be a part of your Spring Cleaning ritual! Contact Simplify + Move LA to find out more about our professional home organizing service based in Los Angeles.