Spring is just a wonderful time to organize and declutter around the house. After all the mayhem during the winter season, spring cleaning is an indication of a fresh start around the house.
Here are some of the ways you can spring clean your dining and living room.
- Like any room, it is best that you start your spring cleaning by removing the clutter and placing them in their designated storage area. Having to clear the clutter in the room would allow you to have the space and the clarity on what you need to do next.
- Vacuum drapes, furniture such as couch cushions, couch pillows, heating vents, corners and edges of the walls and woodwork around doorways and windows.
- Wash windows inside and out.
- Move all furniture (one piece at a time) to vacuum under and behind it.
- Remove newspapers and magazines that are outdated.
- Wipe down and dust all knick-knacks.
- For extra shelving space, sort books that you are done reading and donate it or better yet, sell it. After that wipe and dust off your books.
- Vacuum and clean the carpet.
- Dust wall corners and lighting fixtures. Remove cobwebs from your chandelier and wipe crown moldings.
- If the light in your dining room has glass covers on it, remove them and wash them in the sink with soap and water.
- Remove your chair slipcovers, treat them for stains, and toss them in the washing machine or have them dry cleaned.
- Wash dining room windows as well.
- Clean the floors. Start by vacuuming dust and if there’s carpet in your dining room take this opportunity to have it steam cleaned.
- Spring cleaning is also a great time to polish furniture and your silverware. Don’t worry, polishing the silver isn’t as daunting as it used to be, all you need is foil, baking soda, a sink and some boiling hot water. Get the full instructions in this post.
- Don’t forget to polish your hardwood floors with wax or you can use this DIY trick. To polish wood furniture, without harsh chemicals, follow these directions at Stain Removal 101, to make your own furniture polish with oil, vinegar and lemon juice!
Elaine Fernando is a Professional Organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or email@example.com