Spring is a special time, and it’s not just because the flowers start blooming again. There’s a particular “itch” that people feel when it starts warming up outside here in Minneapolis. This itch makes people want to clean up their living space and get rid of their excess clutter from the holiday season. We call this phenomenon “spring cleaning”, and we welcome it with open arms! Now, it’s time for Spring Cleaning 2022, and we couldn’t be more excited. How about you?
For those of us in Minneapolisand the Twin Cities Area, spring cleaning is incredibly important. That’s because when you live in a region as busy as ours, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you’re otherwise occupied, it gives your house a chance to become dirty and cluttered, so it’s good to take some time to clean up now and then. Another reason why it’s important to do spring cleaning is that we Minneapolis natives sometimes find ourselves hosting our out-of-town relatives—especially during spring break.
It’s okay if coming up with spring cleaning ideas makes you nervous. After all, there are a lot of chores to consider doing around the house. Don’t worry, though. Junk Masters has a spring cleaning checklist for you, so let’s walk through it step by step.
Cleaning Up In and Around the House
Do all these tasks around the house, and you’ll notice the difference right away!
Dusting. There are surfaces all around your house, and all of those surfaces gather dust as time goes on. There are obvious spots, such as countertops, baseboards, shelves, and on top of furniture. But, don’t forget to dust off those easy-to-forget areas, too, such as on top of fan blades, underneath the computer desk, and in the deep recesses of your closets.
Vacuuming and mopping. Cleaning the floors is a great way to make your home shine. We recommend vacuuming to get rid of bigger pieces of dust and debris, then mopping to get rid of any leftover grime. Don’t forget to move heavy furniture items out of the way so you can clean beneath them, as well.
Laundry. In addition to your regularly scheduled laundry run, now would be a good time to consider other washable items, such as couch covers, blankets and quilts, pillowcases, and even your dog or cat’s favorite pet bed. Washing these items helps you get rid of not just dirt, but also allergens that could irritate your eyes and nose.
Clean the bathrooms. A filthy bathroom is an awful place to be, and your guests will hate it even more. Don’t embarrass yourself with a dirty lavatory. Instead, get some cleaning solution and some paper towels and clean the place up. Wipe down the sink, the mirror, and the toilet. Don’t forget to scrub out the bathtub and wash the shower curtain liner if needed as well.
Clean the yard, too! In addition to the interior of your home, there’s an entire world outside that could use some touching up, too. Don’t be afraid to take some time to pick up sticks, gather any trash the wind might have blown in, and rake up the last of last autumn’s dead leaves.
Losing space to unwanted stuff? Take some time to get rid of the clutter during Spring Cleaning 2022.
Consider your belongings. There are two kinds of belongings: those that get used and those that are taking up space. Sort through your things and ask yourself earnestly whether each individual item serves a purpose around the house. If it doesn’t serve a purpose, perhaps it should be added to a “disposal” pile.
Reassess old furniture. Sometimes, we find that old furniture items are just taking up too much space and can’t be used. That’s when it’s time to clear out the clutter! You can get rid of your old furniture items by donating to a charitable company such as Bridging, which repurposes unwanted furniture items and provides affordable home furnishing options to those who are less fortunate in the Twin Cities area.
Get rid of old clothes and toys. An example of some items that don’t serve a purpose is clothes that no longer fit and toys that no longer get played with. Unless these items serve some sort of sentimental purpose, these are great candidates to be donated to charities such as the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Reclaim space through disposal. To get rid of clutter and open up free space around the house, you have to dispose of your “junk” items. Chances are, the weekly trash pickup servicecan take what trash you have. Of course, in the case of a large load you need to get rid of quickly, you can always visit a local landfill on your own. Or, consider a full-service junk removal company such as Junk Masters.
Take it Easy and Have Fun!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be all serious business. Our final spring cleaning tips to you are as follows: turn on some music, grab a friend or a family member, and have some fun while you clean up around the house. The work always goes by faster when you’re having a good conversation or just enjoying someone else’s company. Maybe even order a pizza to enjoy together once you’ve finished your work so you have something to look forward to.
We wish you the best on your spring cleaning endeavors. Here’s to a happy clean home!