Two words: spring cleaning. The concept of this major tidying fest might terrify you at first, but we promise: Refreshing your home post winter is indeed possible (and often enjoyable!), as long as you put a few key processes into place. To get you over the biggest hurdle—that is, simply starting!—we asked some of our favorite home bloggers to spill their springtime cleaning secrets. Got a tip of your own? Do share in the comments!
Rachel Smith, The Crafted Life: “Get rid of excess clutter! Don’t be afraid to toss or donate items that you no longer want or need. And when in doubt, bring in flowers! Fresh blooms can transform any space.”
Justina Blakeney, The Jungalow: “Pick a song that totally energizes you. For me, it’s Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Set your alarm to play that song once a day (at a time that you’re normally at home). When the alarm goes off, stop what you’re doing and clean for the duration of the song. Making your bed is a good place to start!”
Jessica, Bubbly Design Co.: “My favorite way to kick off spring cleaning is to open every window and door that I can. Winter has a way of making things feel stuffy and dry, so the moment I spot “60 degrees and sunny” in the forecast, I’m itching to let in as much fresh air as possible!”
Melissa, The Inspired Room: “Don’t underestimate the joy of clean windows in the spring! Give your front door a quick spring cleaning, too—polish the hardware and wipe off scuff marks with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!”
Image from Tamara Taggart’s home tour.