Our ancestors knew a thing or two about the importance of freshening the family home after a long, hard winter. Although scrubbing the surfaces of the home was an important part of their spring cleaning ritual, they knew that the act of clearing away the clutter of a long winter would also help improve the quality of life for everyone in the family and this concept remains true today. With an exceptionally long, hard winter finally drawing to a close, these simple steps will help you freshen and rejuvenate your home for spring.
Purging the Clutter
Staying cooped up inside the home during the winter often translates into more clutter, making homes feel dreary and cramped. Just clearing away this excess will immediately make your home fresher and more welcoming for spring.
In the Kitchen
Kitchens get a lot of wear and tear, especially as families tend to gather there more often to cook, bake and enjoy comforting winter meals. To rejuvenate this area for spring:
- Start by thoroughly cleaning the refrigerator, freezer and range, inside and out, to remove crumbs, grime and cooking residues.
- For even more freshening power, opt for cleaners that freshen safely and naturally, such as white vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda, instead of harsh, smelly commercial cleaners.
- Clean and organize counter tops, drawers and cupboards, removing those extra pieces of cookware, gadgets and appliances that never seem to get used. Box up these items and donate them to a local shelter, church or community organization where they will be used.
In the Bedrooms and Closets
Bulky winter wear takes up a lot of closet space and makes bedrooms feel more cluttered. Pack away items that won’t be needed again until next year, and box up outgrown items for donation. As you sort through clothing, watch for ripped and stained items and remove them to add more usable space.
Add Natural Freshening Power
Add large pots of green plants throughout the home to add a spring time feeling and freshen the air. Choose plants that have energizing scents, such as mints and aromatic herbs in the kitchen and restful ones like lavender for bedrooms and living areas. Just seeing and smelling the freshness of a growing plant in the entry way will automatically lift the spirits of your family and friends as they enter.
Pass the Towel to the Pros
Clear away winter’s stagnant energy and easily make room for spring by hiring the eco-friendly cleaning professionals from Mopfrog to help you purge, organize and deep clean your home. Their all-natural cleaning solutions and techniques will have your home looking and feeling fresh and clean for spring!