Spring is the perennial season of renewal. As you make plans to declutter, refresh, and revitalize your home, consider what a difference even a little effort will make in every room. Unlike the casual dusting and brief vacuuming you may do on occasion, this is the deeper annual cleaning that has the potential to transform your home just in time for sunnier skies and warmer weather. From rejuvenating unexpected areas to brightening living spaces with uplifting oil diffusers, these spring cleaning tips will easily rejuvenate your home.
Polish the Fixtures
Fixtures may not normally receive the type of TLC you give to your counters and appliances. During spring cleaning, take the time to polish them to a high shine. Slice a lemon in half and massage it directly onto water stains and calcium deposits on faucets and shower heads. You can also wipe down stainless steel and chrome with a paste consisting of baking soda and distilled water. Rub any residue away with a dry microfiber cloth.
Organize the Closets
Just because they aren’t visible unless you open them doesn’t make your closets and pantries any less important during your spring cleaning session. In fact, this is precisely the right time of year to toss or donate what you don’t need. Check expiration dates on stored foods. Create piles of clothes you haven’t worn in years. The more space you create, the cleaner your home will be in the long run.
Scent the Rooms
Freshly scented oil diffusers instantly revive even the most lackluster spaces in your home. The Clean and Crisp Collection produces a bright fragrance courtesy of brisk mountain air, refreshing citrus fruits, energetic mint, and clean cotton notes. The result is the perfect choice for a kitchen, a bathroom, a sunroom, or a living room. Darker, lesser used rooms benefit from a jolt of zesty fragrance courtesy of the Energetic Collection, which marries citrus, fresh, and green notes.
Clean the Rugs
Consider how often you clean your rugs, especially those with high-pile shag tops. Spring is a great time to shake them out to release some of the stubborn dirt and debris embedded deep within the fibers. You can also spot treat stains with a combination of equal parts of water and white vinegar. Be sure to test this out on an inconspicuous area first in case there is damage.
Tidy Work Spaces
If your desk looks like a cyclone hit it, it’s time to give the space a makeover. Doing so is a great way to increase your motivation, improve your work ethic, and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment — all critical as you step into spring with a renewed mindset. Invest in a file organizer tray and tabletop desk organizer to keep papers, pens, and other office essentials in their rightful places.
Refresh the Disposal
As you clean the kitchen fixtures, pay some special attention to the garbage disposal, too. While it’s turned on, toss a couple of ice cubes down the drain to clean out the blades. Then drop in a couple of citrus peels of your choice — grapefruit and orange are popular options — to eliminate harsh odors.