Spring Cleaning and Décor Tips for 2022
As we enter the spring season, it is time to start thinking about how you can spruce up your home as we look towards a year of fun and entertaining our friends. Some people worry about spring cleaning because they think that there is too much to do, but you really just need to break it down into steps. Here at Storage Lookup, we love to help people clear out their unwanted clutter, so we have a list of tips to help with your cleaning and how to decorate your new space.
Go Through Your Closets
If you really want to clear some space in your home, the first step is to go through your closets and clear out what you no longer wear. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t worn an outfit or a pair of pants over the last year then you likely won’t again so consider getting rid of it. Do the same for your shoes that no longer fit. If you have moved from place to place and you no longer need winter coats, scarves, or things of that nature, then you also don’t need them cluttering up your closets.
Instead of throwing out those old clothes, consider donating them to charity as there is very likely someone who will find beauty in what you no longer need. It also helps to cut down on pollution when people can reuse clothing instead of forcing factories to manufacture new products. If you absolutely cannot let go of an outfit, you can also put it in a storage locker or garage so at least it won’t clutter your home.
Get the Areas You Forget
While you typically do a general cleaning throughout your house during the course of the year, spring cleaning is a chance for you to get the areas that we often forget. That includes:
- The top of your ceiling fan blades
- Inside the oven
- All of the walls
- Closet floors
- The underside of furniture
- Air filters and vents
- Toilet bowl bases
- Remote controls
- Door handles
You can clean most of these spaces with a damp sponge or a duster. While they are easy to forget, try to clean these spaces throughout the year and the job will be easier come springtime.
Another area that homeowners often forget is the inside of your windowsill. Over the year, dust and debris can collect there so this is a good time to clean it out. You can get the loose dirt with the vacuum and then finish it off with a damp cloth.
Now that you have cleaned the walls and removed the clutter, you can start to think about how you can decorate your new space, and you might consider adding colorful wallpaper. This trend is making a resurgence as of late, and the great thing is that you can design your own wallpaper or choose from an original design at websites like Spoonflower. They offer a variety of styles that fit almost any decor and your guests will be impressed with what you have done with your newly clean space.
You can also fill in some of this space by looking for a new piece of furniture like a bench or a small table that is not overbearing but will add a nice touch to the room. Another idea is to simply paint the walls of your clean room in a nice color that will put you at ease. For instance, sky blue and gray are colors that promote a sense of calmness which will pair well with your clean space.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can clean up your home for the upcoming year. Try these tips and you’ll grow to love your home even more than before. If you would like to know more about the services offered by Storage Lookup, then contact us at 877-756-6587.