Who’s as excited for Spring as I am?!?! OK OK, I may live in San Diego, which is pretty much awesome all year round BUT, although it may seem hard believe, we still love to get ready for “winter” just as much as the other states do. I’m talking jackets that are used once every 2 years (El Niño is a thing!), rain boots that we bought for vacation, Christmas decorations galore! Yup, even we need a great round of spring cleaning to de-clutter, reorganize, renew, and re-energize! These 25 Spring Cleaning tips & tricks are great ways to prepare your house for summer (or just keep it clean – a constant struggle in my house.)
25 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Here are some great tips for your deep clean, as well as how to maintain that sparkle year-round.
Spring Cleaning Checklist – ALWAYS start with a checklist! It will keep you focused and on task. This free printable covers the basics of each room and is a great help when spreading things out over a few days. Also, checklists rule.
Throw Away/Donate Checklist – One of the first steps in cleaning is to GET RID OF THINGS. Anything you don’t need or use. I once saved all of the corks from wine bottles I drank and, guess what? I never used them. After 3 years at the bottom of pantry, I trashed them. It was oddly liberating.
Maintaining Hardwood Floors – I have all wood floors, and these are some great tips for keeping them clean (or at least clean as I’ll ever get them.)
DIY Hard Surface Cleaner – There are so many cleaning products out there with so many chemicals. This is safe for your home and the ones you love.
DIY Scents – Make your house smell yummy whenever you have people over. Or just, whenever. It always make me smile 🙂
30 Day Cleaning Challenge – No, this is not a workout (although it sometimes feels like one.) This free printable is great for those of us who don’t want waste our entire weekend cleaning the house. Just a task or 2 a day to get your home to perfection.
Clean Your Grill – It’s grilling season! This great because I make my husband do it. Sorry, love!
DIY Cleaning Products – Here’s a fun list of 15 different products you can make at home.
Organization is an important element of all spring cleaning. These tools will help keep your home clutter-free and manageable.
Book : “Organization Hacks” – This books is perfect for all things organization…yesssss!!
Driftwood Jewelry Organizer – I lose jewelry – All. The. Time. These pieces keep it all together so that you don’t have to hold onto those lone earrings for years, hoping to find the other one (and finding it in the couch once you throw it’s partner away. Am I right?!?)
Storage Ottoman w/ Serving Trays – A lot of my friends with toddlers have moved away from coffee tables and are using these stylish ottomans. They are multifaceted – extra seating, toy storage (!!!), foot rest, and have built in serving trays for parties or dinner time!
Square 4-cube Bookshelf – I love that these are popular these days because they are so versatile. Use cute storage baskets to save space (these cactus ones are adorable), place photos on the shelves or actually use it as a…bookshelf!
Linen Storage – Now that it’s warming up, put all of your heavy blankets and jackets in these containers. Leave the light ones out…just in case.
Gift Wrap Organizer – I have 2 – 1 for Christmas paper that goes in the garage (sometimes before Christmas, even! Wooo!) and 1 for all other occasions (birthdays, weddings, etc.) It saves space and clutter and is always somewhere easily accessible.
Battery Storage Organizer – You know I have a problem when I want to organize my batteries #TheStruggleIsRealFolks Buuuuttttt does anyone actually enjoy all those loose batteries rolling around in the junk drawer?? There’s no way. There can’t be….
Watch Box – My husband has 3. THREE!! He has a whole different set of problems than I do….
Cosmetic Organizer – I’ve used these my entire life. They’re a must-have.
Desktop Storage Station – Gone are the days of pencil holders, piles of Post-Its, and random office supplies. Get it all in one place with a pretty caddie.
Tips for Toy Clutter – Here’s a list of ways to keep your kid’s toys off the ground. *crossing fingers*
Repurposing items from around your house is great way to freshen up your space.
Repurposed Dresser – Cleaning out a kid’s bedroom? Turn their dresser into a foyer or patio bench seat!
Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder – This rustic piece is SO easy to make, and is perfect for all you necklace lovers out there.
End Table Book Shelf – I LOVE books! I don’t have enough books! This old end table was turned into a cute little book caddie suitable for any room.
Dresser Drawer Under Bed Storage – Remember that old dresser we used for the bench seat? Wellllll, use the remaining shelves to hold toys and clothes under your kid’s bed!
Cabinet Door Jewelry Holder – Update your kitchen, and use leftover cabinet doors to make a pretty place for earrings. Not remodeling? Go to your local thrift store and find a cheap piece of furniture with cabinets. Nothing a little sand paper and paint can’t beautify.
Wooden Drawer Divider – I like having these in most drawers because, well, I am a freak when it comes to organizing. (See battery organizer above) Everything has a place! My dad would be so proud to hear me say that…. Don’t have the time make one? This bamboo silverware organizer is a classic.
Here are some other great ways to keep your home clean: