Happy Spring, everyone! April showers are said to bring May flowers, but that’s not the only thing that comes with spring. That’s right – it’s that time of year for thorough spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great tradition to adopt because it gives homeowners the chance to refresh and revamp their homes and their styles while giving everything a much-needed scrub down.
Spring cleaning can be a little bit of a drag, so we wanted to make it a little bit more fun for you and your friends by proposing you combine your talents and throw a spring cleaning party! This may seem a little strange, but hear us out. We think it would be a lot of fun to get a group of friends together, blast some music, and clean up together. It will make the time go by faster and a boring task a breeze.
With a fun group of friends and family, you can keep this party going all weekend long! Here are some tips to help get the party started.
Everyone knows that the kitchen is the best (read worst) room when it comes to spring cleaning. The kitchen is the hub of many homes, so there’s naturally going to be a lot of dirt and grime that accumulates there. Along with that, the kitchen has a lot of nooks, crannies, cabinets, and drawers that can hide away unsightly items. It’s the perfect time to open everything up and throw away everything that you don’t need going forward with the help of your spring cleaning crew.
First, we recommend opening up everything that’s closed, which includes your refrigerator, drawers, cabinets, and pantry, and take everything out. This will feel overwhelming, but this will ensure that you and your cleaning buddies can see everything. Next, throw out anything that’s expired, broken, old, or generally not usable. Then, donate anything that you don’t use, but is in good condition (this includes unopened, non-perishable food items!)
Lastly, give the clear spaces a good scrub and put everything that made the cut back into their rightful spaces in an organized way. We recommend using boxes and container systems that will help you section things out in an easily understandable way. Finish everything up clean scrubbing all of your cooking and cleaning surfaces and then, voila! Your first room is done!
Bedrooms and Closets
Your bedroom and closets are next and, fortunately, they are going to be exponentially easier to tackle than your kitchen. But, with this, you’ll have to do a bit more soul searching because you’ll have to go through your clothes, linens, bed sheets, etc. This is can be hard for some people because these items can have sentimental value. But, with the help of your cleaning crew, you’ll get through it.
Again, we think it would benefit you to talk everything out of their storage area and separate things out into throw away, donate, and keep piles. Then, put the things you want to keep in the laundry so everything is fresh and then put them back into their rightful place.
Finally, give your surfaces, baseboards, and windows a nice dusting and your next room is complete!
Lastly, it’s time to tackle the living room, which is one of our favorite rooms to get to during spring cleaning. This task can be as big or as small as you want it to be. You can do a huge scale overhaul of your current style (which I’m sure your party-goers would love to participate in) or simply refresh the space by cleaning and rearranging your existing pieces. No matter what, this room is the last hump of hard work.
Read about how you should care for various types of textiles like fabric, leather, and weaves. Trust us, your sofas, decor, and coffee table will thank you for the TLC you’ll give to it. Many of the methods we use are quick and easy, so you can finally spend less time cleaning and more time hanging out with your cleaning crew basking in the glow of a hard day’s work.
We love this unorthodox way to make spring cleaning a little bit more enjoyable and we hope that you will too. Let us know if you do throw a spring cleaning party of your own by tagging us @joybird and #joybird on Instagram!