We are continuing our spring cleaning series with 3 steps to spring cleaning your living areas. Depending on your home, you may have a separate living and family room, office, and playroom. Or, you may have these areas all combined into one space. It doesn’t matter how big or small these areas are, they should still be on your list of areas to clean this spring! We have broken down the steps for spring cleaning your living areas below, so let’s get started.
3 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Living Areas
1-Get Rid of It
The first step to spring cleaning your main living areas, is to get rid of the clutter. We all have areas that somehow hold onto clutter. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to really dive into those areas and get rid of the excess clutter.
When we are looking at our living and family rooms, those areas are where we spend a lot of time with our families. Because of this, you’ll find that these rooms attract all kinds of clutter. Take a good, hard look at your living room and family room and think about where your trouble spots are when it comes to clutter. Once you’ve identified your trouble spots, get to work and get rid of it. Go through the magazines and mail and toss anything that isn’t useful or current.
In your office area, the process is similar. Maybe it’s your desk that seems to attract papers of every kind? Or do you have a hard time saying “no” to cute pens from Target? Just like in the living room, spring cleaning is the time to pare things down so you won’t have as many distractions while you’re working.
Now, when it comes to the playroom and the toys for your kids, every family is different. However, spring is a great time to go through toys and get rid of anything that is broken, unusable, or just not being played with. If your kids are old enough, have them help you sort the toys. There may be some toys that you are more attached to than they are! (And vice versa.) Since it’s been a few months since Christmas, chances are good that your kids will be ready for some changes in their toys. They get bored of seeing the same things everyday, too, just like we do.
When it comes to spring cleaning your living areas, you’ll need to use some muscle and move the furniture a bit. You may need to call in reinforcements for this step! While you don’t need to wipe down baseboards and clean under your large furniture on a weekly basis, you should make a point of doing this every few months at least. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to really get those corners and edges scrubbed and dust free.
Pull the couches and chairs away from the walls and thoroughly vacuum or sweep and mop behind and underneath them. If you have kids, you may find a few surprises under the sofa, so be ready for that! When it comes to your other large furniture, you can decide if it is possible to move them or you can merely deep clean around them.
In your office or playroom, do your best to pull furniture away from the walls to clean underneath and behind it. Be sure to check the nooks and crannies for odds and ends that like to hide. Even little pieces of clutter can add up over time. And remember, spring cleaning your living areas means that we are hitting the spots that don’t normally get cleaned. If you’ve been putting off moving your desk or the toy bins out of the fear of what you might find, it’s time to crank up an encouraging playlist and get to work!
3-Wipe It Down & Get It Clean
The last step in our 3 steps to spring cleaning your living areas is to actually wipe down, scrub, and clean your items. After all, what was the point of all of the work we did in the previous steps if you aren’t going to end up with a sparkling clean home?
We love to spring clean with Homage Essentials Cleaning Concentrates. They make our spring cleaning routine so much easier. No longer do we have to lug around a big box of cleaners for each area of our homes. With Homage Essentials hydrogen peroxide based cleaners, we can have clean homes while also feeling good about the ingredients of the products we are using.
You can clean so many things with Homage Essentials Cleaning Concentrates. Here’s a short list of items in your living areas that can be cleaned with Homage Essentials:
- throw pillows
- ceiling fans
- electronics (carefully, of course)
- and so many more!
We hope you know that spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right products, the right steps, and a good cleaning playlist, you can be on your way to a clean home in no time! Follow these 3 steps to spring cleaning your living areas and you will love the results.