Okay, technically, winter is just beginning, so it might seem a little odd that we’re already starting to talk about spring and spring cleaning. The truth is, though, there are plenty of things you can do this winter to make spring cleaning a (spring) breeze when the weather starts to warm up. Here are a few of our best tips.
Envision your ideal home.
It may sound silly, but taking a few minutes to sort through catalogs (or Pinterest) to get ideas for organization, storage, and design will come a long way when you’re finally ready to tackle the challenges in real life. Create a vision board, whether physical or digital, that will allow you to really see what your home could look like if you just put in the work. This will help you feel inspired and motivated to get going on your spring cleaning.
Declutter, declutter, declutter.
Decluttering is the perfect winter activity, for a few reasons. First of all, chillier temperatures means you’re probably spending a lot of time inside, and decluttering is a great indoor activity. You can even declutter as you watch Netflix! Second, the influx of new “stuff” that comes with the holidays is sure to leave you feeling a little crowded in your home. There’s no better time to get rid of all that older stuff you aren’t using anymore. Clearing out the clutter now will set you up for success when the time for spring cleaning comes around.
Make a plan.
Start noticing the “problem” areas of your house. Is there a closet you always dread opening? Is there something you never seem to be able to find, because it doesn’t really have a place where it belongs? How long does it take you to get ready in the morning, and does your messy closet have anything to do with that? Make a list of all of these problems so that you can prioritize them and fix them when spring rolls around.
Rent a storage unit.
A storage unit is going to be your best friend come the end of winter. You’ll be able to store all your holiday decorations, your winter clothing, winter sports gear, and other items you won’t need in the warmer months. Now is a great time to hunt down a storage unit that is nearby, safe, and within your price range.
Right after the holidays and into the new year, many stores put their organizational supplies, including large storage bins, on sale. If you think there’s even a possibility that you could use some of these, buy them while they’re on sale. Unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll use them, buy from a store with a decent return policy, and keep the receipt. You also might be able to find good deals on cleaning supplies with holiday-inspired scents.
What needs to be cleaned?
Separate from your list of what needs to be organized, start taking notice of deep-cleaning jobs that need to be done around the house. Sometimes, things like dusting the tops of cabinets or cleaning under the refrigerator can go unnoticed. Start your list now so you have all winter to get a comprehensive list. The especially great thing about this list? It will last you for years to come.
We hope that these tips will help you as you face next year’s spring cleaning tasks. If you get started now, you’ll be saving yourself time and hassle in the future!
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