Although it may not seem like it right now, spring is coming…this means it is time to organize, de-clutter and clean for the warmer months! Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home and give certain areas some much needed TLC.

The idea of spring cleaning may seem overwhelming, but with a little planning it can be done fairly painlessly. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Get Yourself Moving

Listening to music is a great way to get energized and motivated to take on any task! Music that gets you moving and makes you happy can help you get the job done faster and make the process a little more bearable.  You can trick yourself into thinking you are doing something enjoyable!

Clear Clutter

A big part of the cleaning process is organizing and getting rid of clutter. Here are a few de-cluttering tips:

  • When deciding what to keep and what to throw out, keep the things that make you happy. Do not focus on how much something cost, but rather if it serves you well.
  • Go through individual cabinets and drawers and throw out anything that has not been used in the last year.
  • Make sure to throw out any expired medication, beauty products, and cleaning solutions.

Consider the Weather

Some projects are better done in the sunshine while others should be left for cloudy, cooler days.

Warm weather: Save the outdoor and garage cleaning for a bright warm day – this will make the process more enjoyable.

Cooler weather: Wait for a cloudy day to wash windows, if it is sunny, the cleaning solution will dry too fast and you might be left with streaks.

Make a To-Do List

Do a walk-through of your home and list all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Prioritize your tasks, starting with the most daunting. Getting the big projects out of the way first will help keep you motivated to carry on with other tasks. If you are unsure of where to start, or could use a simple guide – I have included a printable list to use as a reference.

Looking to get your home clean and ready to sell this spring? Have some questions? Call me at 416- 921-1112, and I would be happy to help.