Because Spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information.
Take it one room at a time. Deciding to clean or organize your entire home can quickly get overwhelming. If you focus on just one area or room, then move to another only when you’re finished, you’ll likely work more efficiently.
Follow the six-month rule. Generally, if you haven’t used something in six months (with the exception of seasonal items), it’s a good idea to consider throwing it away or donating it.
Don’t forget the kitchen. Just like other rooms, your kitchen likely has things that haven’t been used in some time — this includes food in the refrigerator or freezer. Give those appliances a thorough cleaning and get rid of anything you won’t be using.
Set yourself up for success. Paper clutter is something we all could cut back on pretty easily. Set up a recycling container and invest in a paper shredder to dispose of any papers you don’t need to keep.
Make some money! Of course, the spring cleaning garage sale is a tradition for many homeowners, and can be a great way to bring in some extra income. Talk about a win-win situation — you get rid of stuff you don’t need, and someone pays you for it!
Spring cleaning is also a great time to pull out your Insurance Policies and take a good look through them to verify that nothing has since changed that you need to notify your Agent about.