Spring has nearly sprung! And you know what that means…spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get out of the winter blues. If the mere thought seems overwhelming, here are 5 spring cleaning tips to get you started!

Get your spring clothes out of hibernation

The warmer weather is coming which means spring attire! It’s time to take your spring clothes from the back of your closet or the bottom of your drawers and move it all to a handy spot to avoid having to dig for them. Store away your thick fuzzy sweaters and snow gear in bins to free up some space in your closet and/or drawers. This goes for your shoes too! Bring your winter boots to your basement storage to free up some space in your front entrance for your spring and summer shoes. Here are some additional helpful tips on how to properly store your seasonal attire.

Dust off your patio furniture

Now that the snow is melting and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! Do a thorough clean of your patio furniture and bring it back to life. Check out these DIY tips to properly clean outdoor cushions, canvas seats and chair backs, and white and colored plastic. Don’t forget to store away your shovel and snow blowers until next winter.

Wash your whole bed

It’s time to strip your bed! Remove all sheets, duvets, pillows, and pillow cases. Give your mattress a good vacuum to rid it from crumbs that have been there for who knows how long. Put your sheets and pillow cases in the wash, but be sure to check the manufacturer’s label before tossing them in. Do this for all the beds in your home – there is nothing better than sleeping in freshly washed sheets!

Get rid of unnecessary items

Toss items like old magazines, catalogues, junk mail, unworn clothing, and anything broken or unused in your home. You don’t need ’em! Take a trip to the dump or a second hand store to get rid of the items that are causing preventable clutter.

Maintain the spring cleaning

Check out these simple and quick tips to help you maintain your freshly cleaned home.

Now that (some) of your spring cleaning is complete, open up your windows and let the fresh spring air in! What are some of your tips to spring cleaning? Comment below!