Freshen Up Your Home

Spring has finally arrived, bringing with it a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. It's the perfect time to give your home a much-needed refresh without breaking the bank. In addition to what you can focus on this spring we will also cover how, with a little organization and a well-planned cleaning schedule, you can keep your space looking its best all year long!

Declutter Your Space

One of the most essential tasks of spring cleaning is decluttering. Take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need or use. Not only will this free up space in your home, but it can also be a great opportunity to make some extra cash by selling items you no longer need.

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Spruce Up the Walls

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in transforming a room. Consider giving your walls a new hue to breathe new life into your space. We love the professionals at Generation Painting if a larger painting project is what you're considering! If painting isn't an option, adding framed photos, artwork, or even a few indoor plants can help liven up a room without breaking the bank.

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Work with What You Have

Sometimes all it takes to give a room a new look is to rearrange the furniture. Experiment with different layouts until you find one that enhances the flow and functionality of the space. Online resources, such as room layout planners, can be incredibly helpful in visualizing different configurations. I love this blog post from SoFi "33 Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Home Room by Room" if you need more ideas!

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While spring cleaning is a great way to kickstart your home refresh, maintaining a clean and organized space throughout the year requires consistent effort. Here's a simple cleaning schedule to help you stay on top of things:

Daily Tasks

1. Make the bed: Start your day off right by making your bed each morning.

2. Wash dishes: Avoid letting dishes pile up by washing them after each meal.

3. Wipe down surfaces: Take a few minutes each day to wipe down countertops, tables, and other surfaces.

4. Tidy up: Spend a few minutes tidying up cluttered areas at the end of each day.

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Weekly Tasks

1. Vacuum and mop floors: Keep your floors clean by vacuuming carpets and mopping hard surfaces once a week.

2. Clean bathrooms: Scrub toilets, sinks, and showers to keep your bathrooms sparkling clean.

3. Change bedding: Wash sheets and pillowcases weekly to maintain a fresh sleeping environment.

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Monthly Tasks

1. Dust surfaces: Dust furniture, shelves, and other surfaces to prevent buildup.

2. Clean appliances: Wipe down the exterior of appliances and clean out any food remnants from the fridge and oven.

3. Organize closets and drawers: Take some time each month to declutter and organize your closets and drawers.

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Seasonal Tasks

1. Deep clean carpets and upholstery: Schedule a deep cleaning for carpets and upholstery every few months to keep them looking their best.

2. Clean windows: Wash windows inside and out to let more natural light into your home.

3. Rotate seasonal items: Switch out seasonal decor and clothing to keep your space feeling fresh.

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By following this cleaning schedule and incorporating regular maintenance tasks into your routine, you can enjoy a clean and organized home year-round without feeling overwhelmed. So roll up your sleeves, put on some music, and get ready to freshen up your space!

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