Spring has sprung and it’s time to do some spring-cleaning! Spring-cleaning is extremely necessary and the outcome is very rewarding. Many people don’t bother with this yearly task, but they really should.
Personally, I pick up my room at the end of the week– every week, and I usually vacuum. This makes spring-cleaning less of a hassle, but after a long winter of the windows being closed and the dust collecting, a thorough freshening of your room will help you sleep better, make your room more spacious, and help you find missing belongings.
Here are a few tips on spring-cleaning and how to spruce up your room for the new season. Note: these are not steps listed in a specific order.
The cleaning portion:
- Open up all of your windows. This will give you fresh air and energy as you clean.
- Put all of your laundry in the hamper, as well as your sheets and pillowcases.
- Pick up all of the small things on the floor that you don’t want to be vacuumed up.
- Move your furniture so you can vacuum under them. Dust collects the most under furniture.
- Clear all surfaces off (shelves, bureaus, vanities, etc.) and wipe them down with an all-surface disinfectant cleaner. DO NOT dust! Dusting just brushes the residue into the air, and it lands again on other objects.
- Clear and reorganize your bookshelf if you have one.
- Clear out that junk drawer! We all have that one drawer that tends to be the black hole of our room. You’ll be surprised what you might recover! I found 2 autographs, my missing grade six yearbook, and some nice ear buds.
- If you have fabric curtains, take them down and shake them out outside.
The freshening and/or renovation portion:
- If you have the time and patience, ask your parent or guardian if you can repaint your room. This will freshen up your walls and give a nice new look to your room. Preferably paint the walls a lighter color, and by all means keep your windows open to prevent the build up of chemical fumes.
- Contemplate getting a new rug. Having the same one for too long collects dust and stains.
Hopefully this helps you get on the right track for the new season. Have a great spring!