Spring Cleaning Tips
For many, Spring is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Numerous homeowners use this time to take on home improvement projects they might have delayed due to cold or rainy weather. Whether it’s exterior projects like painting and gardening or interior projects like redecorating or cleaning, it can be troublesome knowing where to begin. Below, we compiled some of our favorite tips to get you started on this year’s Spring cleaning.
Organization experts stress that removing clutter is the way to get a headstart on Spring cleaning. To remove clutter from your home, experts suggest you divide items into four different categories:
- Trash: items that have outlived their use and can be immediately discarded
- Donations: books, clothing, or shoes that can be donated to local charities
- Sale: higher value items that can be sold to a thrift shop or in a garage sale
- Storage: items that can be stowed away in the garage or a storage location until needed
Stow Away Seasonal Items
In line with the clutter reduction philosophy is the notion of stowing away seasonal items. Austin Van & Storage suggests storing away any bulky, off-season items until those seasons come again. Such items can include bulky fall and winter clothes, Halloween and Christmas lights and decorations, or sports equipment, like snowboards and sleds. When storing these items, make sure to be organized and label boxes appropriately so they’re not difficult to find when you need them.
Store Unused Belonging at a Storage Facility
So you’ve stowed away seasonal items, and now you’re out of garage space? Free up your home by storing unused items at a reputable and professionally managed storage facility. Items kept in storage facilities often remain in optimal condition for longer periods. Austin Van & Storage offers full-service storage services across Texas. Our storage facilities are a secure and cost-effective way to ensure the safety of your belongings. To do this, we offer alarm and sprinkler systems, storage vaults, dedicated staff for excellent warehouse and management controls.
Spring cleaning involves more than just removing clutter and storing it. As the name suggests, a big part of spring cleaning is actually cleaning your home. Chances are the nooks and crannies in your home have acquired gunk, dirt, dust and other grime-laden materials over the past year. If not swiftly addressed, the problem will only increase as your family begins to spend more time outdoors and bring external elements indoors with them. For a deep Spring cleaning, purchase cleansing products, like hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, vinegar, and baking soda, that can be used to thoroughly sanitize the inside of your home and its surfaces.
Pertinent safety devices, such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, can easily be overlooked when not needed. However, the efficacy and functionality of these safety devices can ultimately save you and your family in an emergency situation. Spring cleaning is the perfect occasion to ensure your alarms have working batteries and are functioning properly. It’s also a good time to set a reminder to check again come Summer.
Spring into Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning can be a daunting task. However, it’s an important task that helps to improve the appearance of your home, and can make it safer, healthier and more comfortable for you and your loved ones.