The spring-cleaning season is upon us, and there are quite a few areas that need more care than others. A lot of people start with the easy areas and make their way from there, but most people end up stuck about a third or a half of the way through the cleaning regiment. If you want to make sure that you’re productive with your cleaning, take a look below. We’ve created a short guide on the main areas of the home you need to organize. From figuring out how to organize your mess of tools to making the kitchen a clean place of creation, these are the spots you should truly focus on in your spring-cleaning regiment.
This is an area a lot of people just pretend doesn’t exist during the spring-cleaning season. It’s understandable; garages tend to be the place that we put stuff when we don’t know where it should go. But this creates a ton of clutter that needs to be taken care of. Don’t skip over your garage this year—especially if you use it for actual storage and not just things that should be donated but haven’t been. For example, if you keep your tools in the garage, then you have to organize them. Whether that’s with different tool storage bags and containers or by getting rid of most of them, it must be done either way!
The kitchen is another big spot that needs focused attention with your spring-cleaning plan. Chances are you keep your kitchen pretty clean and wiped down, but it could also use a good decluttering. How many cups, mugs, plates, bowls, and utensils sit unused but take up a lot of space anyway? Think about donating those neglected items, and then consider reorganizing the rest of the cabinets to fit your kitchen’s needs.
Similar to the garage, the basement is an area that we often avoid decluttering. People choose easier cleaning tasks like the kids’ bedrooms. And although the clutter of the basement may be intimidating, it’s also vital to feeling like you actually accomplished something. Better yet, once you clean, declutter, and organize, you can turn that space into a place where the whole family can relax!
The Small Spaces
Once you’ve tackled those rooms, then you can get started on the smaller spaces. It will act as a reprieve from the overwhelming task of those larger, much more daunting spaces. Things like linen closets, laundry rooms, and other closets in the home aren’t very exciting, but when organized and maintained, they can make the home a much more efficient space. Since they’re smaller, it’ll be much easier to keep them clean as well.