Freshen Up Your River Islands Home for Spring!

April 6, 2023

Freshen Up Your River Islands Home for Spring!

As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, it’s time to prepare for spring cleaning and give your River Islands home a fresh start. From decluttering to deep cleaning, there’s no better way to welcome the new season than with a tidy and well-organized home. In this blog, we’ll share tips and tricks for tackling your spring cleaning to-do list, so that you can enjoy the new season to the fullest.

Make a Plan and Declutter First

Before you begin cleaning, write down what you want to accomplish and how you plan to do it. This will help you stay organized and focused! Prior to cleaning, go through your home and declutter by getting rid of anything you no longer need or want to make cleaning easier. Decluttering beforehand, also helps you be more organized! Divide things according to what’s trash and what’s a “treasure” to be donated.
Not sure where to donate? There are plenty of places in and around River Islands to donate anything you no longer need or want:

  • Clean clothes in good condition that your kids have outgrown can be donated to various charities around Lathrop.
  • If you are looking to declutter your shelves, consider donating books and magazines to the Lathrop Library, or even the Little Free Libraries throughout our River Islands community.
  • Pantry a little too stuffed? Donate unopened, non-perishable food items to River Islands’ 365 Days of Giving.

Get the Right Supplies

Make sure you have all the supplies you need for cleaning before you begin! Cleaning solutions, sponges, and scrub brushes simplify each tidying task. Natural cleaners, such as lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda, are all effective cleaners and offer a great way to clean your home without harsh chemicals.

Start at the Top, and Don’t Forget the Details

Have you ever heard, “When cleaning a room, start at the top and work your way down?” This method starts with dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures, then wiping down the windows and walls, and finally cleaning the floors. Cleaning can be overwhelming if you try to do it all at once, so break it up into smaller increments. Focus on cleaning one room or performing one task at a time and only move on once it’s finished! Doing it this way makes it easier to take care of small details, like wiping down baseboards, cleaning vents, and dusting blinds. It’s amazing how these small tasks can make a big difference in how clean your home feels!

Get the Whole Family Involved

Cleaning is a lot easier when everyone pitches in. Get your family involved by assigning tasks and making it a fun activity. Turn on some music and host a cleaning party!

Take breaks and reward yourself

A full house decluttering and cleaning can be exhausting, so make sure you take breaks when you need them. For example, take a walk outside or relax with a book to recharge your batteries. Finally, remember to reward yourself for a job well done! Treat yourself to something you enjoy, like dinner with the family at The Boathouse.

Spring cleaning can breathe a breath of fresh air into your space! We hope with these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to tackle it with ease. Happy cleaning!

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