5 Of Our Favorite Spring Cleaning Tips

March 14, 2024

Springtime has arrived! If you’re ready to give your home a deep clean, now is a great time to freshen up your space and get rid of the clutter! Although spring cleaning is great in theory, it can be challenging to put into practice. Not sure where to start or what to focus on? We’ve got you covered! Here, we share a few of our favorite tips to help you get started and set yourself up for success. 

Start With a Purge

Before you get into the nitty gritty of spring cleaning, it’s wise to start with an honest evaluation of your home. Like Marie Kondo suggests, take some time going through each room and determining what you really need–and what can go. If it’s not an active part of your daily life and it doesn’t hold sentimental value, then you’re probably better off parting with it. Cutting down on clutter is a great first step in creating a space that you love (and that’s easier to maintain). 

Use Dishwashing Soap to Clean Under Large Appliances

Large appliances are notoriously difficult to clean under, so the crevices collect crumbs, dust, and other unwanted debris. Because these areas are so hard to reach, consider moving the appliances a few times a year to give the floors a good clean. Be careful with this endeavor, and bring in some helpers to give you a hand with unplugging and gently moving the appliances just far enough for clearance. Depending upon the condition of the floors, you may need to use dishwashing soap and hot water to remove built-up grime. For stubborn cooking grease and caked-on dirt, use a scraper. 

Give Your Microwave Some Attention

Even if you’re diligent about covering food in the microwave, it’s very easy for splatters to escape. Because of its frequent use, the microwave is often one of the dirtiest parts of the home. If you want to show this appliance some love, add it to your spring cleaning list! To get an efficient clean, start by microwaving a cup of water to loosen debris. If you’re wanting to keep your microwave spotless all year round, consider investing in an AngryMama. This award-winning microwave cleaning device is great for effortlessly loosening grime using a mix of vinegar and water. 

Optimize Entryway Space

The entryway sets the tone for how your home feels. If it’s cluttered with shoes, coats, and other belongings, just a few simple steps can help you optimize the space. If you don’t already have a key rack and shoe holder, these two space-savers are great. A key rack or multipurpose organizer is perfect for ensuring that keys and other items, like mail, have a home so they never get lost again. Having a dedicated place for shoes is also ideal, and will make a world of difference in how your entryway looks and functions. 

Shred Old Documents and Digitize Important Ones

If your household is like many others, you may have piles of mail to sort through. Whether your documents accumulate on the countertops or in a junk drawer, your spring cleaning schedule should include shredding everything you don’t need. When you do come across a document you’d like to hang on to, digitize it for paperless filing. While you’re at it, take some time to set your preferences to paperless so you’ll receive fewer paper documents to keep up with in the future.

Spring in Colorado is a beautiful time of year, and leaves many homeowners feeling motivated for a fresh start. The tips shared here are a few of our favorites for livening up your space. If you’re interested in a fresh start, we invite you to explore our move-in ready  homes in Elizabeth, Colorado. To learn more about our community and new construction homes, please contact our team.