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Interior Spring Cleaning Tips

17 April 2018

Indoor Polishing and Organization
Being cooped up in the house during cold winter months can be a good time to catch up on some R&R. Now that the snow is melting and the sun is shining again, you may be feeling a lot more energetic and ready to take on some new projects!

We all know there is a never-ending list of things to do and sometimes home maintenance can slip to the bottom of your to-do list for a number of reasons. A lot of the time, when you think home improvement you think about your pocketbook and how costly and time consuming it can be. Luckily, we made this list with a few simple examples of how quickly and easily you can upgrade the appearance and function ability of your home with little to no expense or effort!

Since it’s finally getting nice out, unfortunately now is the time of year to think about some much-needed spring cleaning. It’s not the most fun thing to do, so let’s focus on a couple things you can do to quickly polish the interior of your home without having to completely tear it apart and start from scratch.

One thing to pay attention to is the hardware in your home. Do you keep noticing your kitchen cabinets are starting to look a bit dingy, yet you don’t have the funds to spare on replacing them? Why not think about replacing just the hardware alone? Not only could this improve the appearance of your kitchen, but it’s performance as well. Sounds like a win-win. Plus, the hardware is pretty inexpensive and easy to replace yourself.

Have you ever been trying to focus and all you can hear is creaking and squeaking doors in the background? Another simple thing to do is to check the doors in your home and take care of that distraction. Just spray a bit of lubricant on those hinges and problem solved! No follow up needed.

Now also may be a good time to do a walk around and make sure all of your pendant lights, chandeliers, and ceiling fans are clean and dust free! Especially considering soon you will need that ceiling fan to do its job, the last thing you need to worry about is the circulation of allergy-causing dust in the air.

After those long winter months, it is shocking to see how much dirt is tracked into your home. Snow, then rain, then mud makes for a bad combination for not only your shoes but your floors too. Especially carpeted floors! If you don’t already have one, you can rent a carpet steamer and really get a deep clean and spruce up your living space at the same time. If you have linoleum or wood floors, consider finishing them. Clean off your floors and use a wax or sealant to polish and protect them from future damage.

Have you noticed lately that you are running out of closet space? Are your laundry baskets filling up just because you don’t even know where to go with any of it anymore? Are your dresser drawers barely closing? I’ve definitely been having this issue and it’s not only inconvenient but it makes you claustrophobic and downright uncomfortable. If you are experiencing these symptoms as well, it may be time to organize your closet space and go through some old things. First, start by getting rid of worn or ill-fitting items. I know you want to hold on to those old high-waisted jeans from high school, but sometimes it’s just time to part ways. Once you have all of your items sorted through, you can donate them to a thrift store or shelter.

Now that you have cut down on a lot of the bulk that is causing issues, it’s time to make sure you’re utilizing all space available as efficiently as possible. Especially if you have a smaller closest and less storage space; the organization is key. You can find handy fabric organizers at nearly any department store. Some are stackable and others even have drawers that slide out. They offer a range of sizes and styles, perfect for everything from winter jackets to jewelry. I mention these fabric organizers because you can even use them if you are renting, but if you want a larger project you can install shelving units yourself as well. It really all depends on how much time and money you are willing to invest in this project.

We hope that these tips and tricks can help you get things done in your home quickly so that you can start enjoying the weather! And remember, if you’re looking to save time and hassles, install LeafGuard gutters so you never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again! Speaking of gutters, let’s not forget the exterior of your home. Stay tuned for quick tips on outdoor touch-ups.