Spring cleaning has become a yearly tradition for nearly anybody who lives in a home or an apartment. It’s a time where people decide to declutter and consider new decorations for their homes.
There is a lot more to spring cleaning than just tidying up. It entails all kinds of things that should be done to make your home or apartment looking just as clean as when you first moved into it.
This guide will give you all the details you need when it comes to spring cleaning. It will show you exactly what you need to do to make sure that the place you live transforms into the paradise you want it to be.
And best of all, if you follow this guide, it will take at most a week to not only get your entire living space cleaned, but also to get ideas for new decorations.
Planning your cleaning sessions
When a lot of people do spring cleaning, they usually do not plan to do it. They usually just begin cleaning when the mood strikes. While this is much better than not cleaning at all, it can be made that much better by planning.
Here is how to plan your cleaning sessions. You can spread this out as long as you need to, but it is suggested that you spend no longer than a week. If you spend longer than a week, you’ll run the risk of undoing some of the work that you do.
First, detect the one room in the house or apartment that needs cleaning the most. You’ll be spending the most time cleaning this one room. After detecting that room, go down from there until you have designated a time for cleaning each room.
Repeat this until you have “assigned” different lengths of cleaning sessions for each room.
Determine what you need in each room
The biggest issue anyone has while cleaning is whether they need to keep the things they are removing. They agonize for a very long time about whether to keep that piece of furniture, that small kitchen appliance, or anything else that has been taking up space.
Here’s how to handle this: Ask yourself if you have used the item on a regular basis over the last six months. If the answer is yes, keep it. If the answer is no, remove it. Do not allow speculation. If you live with other people, ask them the same question and get to a consensus.
Do not allow speculation or emotions to cloud your judgement. Keeping that drawer that no one uses “because you like it” is not an excuse to keep it in any room. The same goes for the kitchen appliance you have used exactly three times in the last year.
Once you have objectively determined what you want to remove, and have physically removed what you want to removed, you can then move onto the final step in spring cleaning.
Decorating after spring cleaning
The final “challenge” of spring cleaning is decorating afterwards. When doing this, you want to resist the temptation of undoing what you have done. While it is a good idea to decorate and make the rooms of your home look presentable, it is not a good idea to go too overboard.
One way of decorating that can give any given room some flair while not crowding a room is using neon signs. Because neon signs are more customizable than ever and because they take up less space than ever, it is possible to use these signs in place of nearly any decoration that is hung on a wall or anything of that sort.
Spring truly is the best time to do all these things. If you do everything right, you should be able to make this year’s spring cleaning process last the entire year.
Lara Douglas is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about new trends and fashion forward home décor ideas. She regularly posts at Neon Signs Depot.