JJ Team Editor

Are you ready to give your home a fresh start this spring and organize your life? There’s nothing better than a good spring cleaning to help you love where you live, updating the vibe of your home! Declutter, organize, deep clean, and get rid of things that are taking up space and are no longer serving a purpose.  In this JJ Team Homes blog, we’ll share some tips and tricks for spring cleaning that will help you fall in love with your home all over again.

Organize Your Life

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Spring cleaning is more than a seasonal chore; it’s a chance to clean up your life and embrace a beautifully organized home that fosters tranquility and well-being. It’s the perfect time to spring clean your life, creating an environment where you can thrive. Decluttering and deep cleaning not only banishes grime but also purifies your mind, paving the way for new opportunities. With everything in its rightful place, you’ll swiftly locate what you need, eliminating time wastage and frustration, embodying the essence of a beautiful day cleaning.

A pivotal aspect of spring cleaning organizing is ensuring every item has a home. Kickstart the process by decluttering each room, adopting a systematic approach to sort belongings into categories: keep, donate, or discard. This method not only streamlines your space but also simplifies your life, allowing you to declutter and organize with ease.

Experiencing a thorough purge, clean, and organization session at home can unleash a burst of renewed energy, akin to a breath of fresh air. This invigorating feeling can revitalize your living space, refresh your space, and even enhance the room’s aesthetic through improved furniture placement. Ultimately, a tidy, clutter-free environment offers you a blank canvas to reimagine your home, infusing it with organizing prowess and a zest for life.Love Where You Live!

Super Donation Weekend

If you’re seeking the perfect time to give back, St. Raymond’s Super Donation Weekend is just around the corner. This event represents an ideal opportunity to donate items no longer needed, contributing to a worthy cause while simplifying your own space.

Mark your calendars for April 20-21, when Super Donation Weekend takes place. The subsequent weekend, St. Raymonds invites you to its 11th annual Rummage Sale on April 27-28. For any inquiries, reach out to Karyn Leahy at the provided contact details.leahyfamily@msn.com

HOT TIP: Why wait? Start now by bringing your donations to the conveniently located storage unit behind the priest’s house off Arbor Road. Available Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm, the unit’s hours align with school drop-off and pick-up times, making it easy to contribute to the cause without disrupting your daily routine.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Before you dive into the cleaning frenzy, it’s crucial to have a strategy. The best way to spring clean is by tackling one room at a time, preventing the sense of being overwhelmed. By following our top 10 Spring Cleaning Checklist featured on our spring cleaning blog, you’ll maintain focus and ensure that every nook and cranny of your home receives the attention it deserves.may have provided this list to our cleaning crew, don’t judge…

Checklist

  1. Gather Supplies: Stock up on cleaning supplies.
    • microfiber cloths
    • sponges
    • gloves
    • trash bags
    • all-purpose cleaner
  2. Dust: Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and electronics.
  3. Declutter: Remember: sort items into categories: keep, donate, or discard.
  4. Deep Clean Flooring: Vacuum carpets, mop hard floors, and wash baseboards.
  5. Windows and Mirrors: Clean windows and mirrors using streak-free glass cleaner.
  6. Kitchen: Deep clean appliances, cabinets, and countertops.
  7. Bathrooms: When cleaning, don’t forget to clean the grout and replace shower curtains if necessary.
  8. Bedrooms: Wash/dry clean all the bedding and organize the closets.  Sort items into categories: keep, donate, or discard.
  9. Living Room: Vacuum upholstery and dust light fixtures and all electronics.
  10. Outdoor Spaces: Sweep patios, clean outdoor furniture, and trim any overgrown plants.

DIY Cleaning Solutions and Natural Alternatives

While traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals, the market now boasts an array of sustainable cleaning products that align with clean beauty standards, offering a safer and eco-friendly choice for your home. Check out our blog for a list of sustainable products and ideas for the future.

For those who prefer a more natural approach to spring cleaning, consider these four DIY cleaning solutions as alternatives to commercial products, aligning with the ethos of a clean makeup brand.

  1. All-Purpose Cleaner: Create a homemade cleaning solution by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, perfect for use on countertops, windows, and other surfaces, embodying the principles of clean makeup without the harsh chemicals.
  2. Glass Cleaner: Craft a window and mirror cleaner by combining one part water with one part rubbing alcohol and a few drops of dish soap, a formula that complements the ethos of clean beauty products.
  3. Carpet Freshener: For a fresh start in your home, sprinkle baking soda on your carpets before vacuuming. This simple, natural cleanser helps eliminate odors and revitalize your living space.
  4. Furniture Polish: Blend one part fresh-squeezed lemon juice with two parts olive oil for a homemade furniture polish that not only cleans but also infuses your home with a serene ambiance, leaving it smelling lovely and feeling tranquil.

Decluttering Tips and Tricks

Decluttering and organizing are pivotal elements of spring cleaning, which not only helps you clean your life but also assists in creating a tidier living space. By letting go of possessions that no longer benefit you, you pave the way for a more orderly existence. Discover our top 5 decluttering tips and tricks to streamline the process and make it more manageable:

  1. Set Realistic Goals: Don’t feel like you have to declutter your entire home in one day. Set realistic goals and work on one area at a time.
  2. Start Small: Begin with a small area, like a drawer or a single shelf. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to tackle larger areas.
  3. One in, One out: For every new item you bring into your home, consider getting rid of something else. This will help prevent clutter from building up again.
  4. Ask Yourself: When deciding whether to keep or discard an item, ask yourself if it brings you joy or serves a practical purpose. If not, it’s time to let it go.
  5. Create Sorting Categories: Continue to sort items into categories such as keep, donate, or discard. This makes the decluttering process more organized and efficient.

Maintaining a Clean Home Year-Round

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Spring cleaning is just the beginning. We also recommend you follow your spring cleaning with an 18-point home inspection for easy updates from HomeSmiles. To maintain a clean and organized home year-round, it’s important to establish good cleaning habits. Get the hubs and the kiddos involved as well.

  1. Daily Cleaning Routine: Spend a few minutes each day tidying up and wiping down surfaces. This will prevent dirt and clutter from accumulating.
  2. Weekly Cleaning Tasks: Set aside specific days for cleaning tasks. Having a schedule will make it easier to stay on track.
  3. Delegate Chores: Get your family involved in the cleaning process. Assign age-appropriate tasks to children and divide responsibilities among household members.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Stay on top of regular maintenance tasks, such as changing air filters, cleaning gutters, and inspecting appliances for any signs of wear or damage.

Enjoy Your Fresh and Revitalized Home

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Embrace springtime cleaning to revamp and rejuvenate your home. By following the tips and tricks from our blog, you’ll pave the way to an organized space that radiates joy. You’ll adore the sense of serenity that comes with a home that’s not just clean, but also a reflection of your personal haven.