Why wait until spring to do your house cleaning? Get a head start now, so when spring comes around, you can focus on enjoying the warmer weather. Here are Kuna’s tips to get you going.
If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, now is definitely the time for proper holiday décor disposal. Once your decorations have been put away, go through all the gifts you and your family received, and decide whether to keep or donate them. This is a great time to go through your fridge and freezer as well. You may have leftover, inedible food in there, taking up valuable space.
Give your closet a makeover. We don’t mean buying new clothes. We really like the Konmari method of organization, which states that to live a more organized life, you should only keep items that you actually use, or those that “spark joy”. Maybe it’s time let to go of that leather jacket that you never wore. You’ll get a lot of energy and satisfaction with a clean, minimalist closet.
Another tip for a great looking closet: stack your clothes in equal columns vertically beside each other, instead of one big pile.
Go through your pile of documents, and have envelopes, folders and markers ready. Now is the time to file and keep those you need, and recycle or throw out the ones you don’t. This is also a great time to get a jump on your tax returns. Think of going paperless for your bills and bank statements, if you haven’t yet. You will be surprised at the amount of space you save, and it’s better for the environment too.
If you have a home security system like Kuna, now is the time to make sure the camera lens is clean. Check for the surrounding areas and make sure nothing is blocking the camera view. Wipe the bulbs to keep them bright and efficient.
Clean your furnace and maintain the filter regularly. A clean furnace works better, consumes less fuel, and ultimately saves you money. Never neglect the furnace filter because it keeps the air you breathe clean.
Stay on top of your cleaning goals by making a housekeeping checklist to follow each month. If you start in winter, spring cleaning will be a breeze. Most people only need to do one major house chore per week to keep their homes tidy. Daily routines should include sweeping the floors, wiping down sinks and tubs, washing dishes, cleaning countertops every after meal, and putting things back where they belong.
Any surface in your home can get dusty. This includes flooring, furniture, tables, chairs, windows, walls, fan blades, light fixtures, bulbs, and even ceiling corners. Winter air is dry and combined with dust can cause a lot of irritation and allergies. To make this task less overwhelming, tackle sections or rooms one at a time.
Did you know that you can vacuum your couch and your mattress for a deep clean? You can also clean visible spots using a small amount of white vinegar. If your couch covers are removable, it’s better to pop them in the washing machine for a thorough clean. Rotate your mattresses and cushions at the start of the season for more even wear.
If you have extra time, why not evaluate your interior lighting to brighten things up a bit? You can also read about how to change all your bulbs to more efficient ones? Or start a list of what home security hardware to change this spring.
Do you have a favorite winter housekeeping trick you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below!
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