It’s that time of the year! It’s the annual spring-cleaning ritual! As avid home lovers, this could quite honestly be our favorite holiday!
Okay, well, maybe it’s a close second.
Springtime is the perfect opportunity to reset and get your home into tip-top shape before summer rolls around. But how do you start? Great question! Maintaining your home’s cleanliness can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task. We all have busy days; whether that’s a 9-5 job, dropping your kids off at soccer practice, walking your dog or Zoom fatigue – it’s hard to fit cleaning into your day. Here are some tips and tricks to maintain the cleanliness and freshness of your home!
Consistency Is Key
First, it’s all about consistency. Creating habits and sticking with them is the best way to sustain a tidy home. By having a steady schedule, you will exceed your expectations in achieving your goals while simultaneously creating a sense of accountability. While everyday cleaning habits can be exhausting, you should prioritize which ones are necessary for achieving your desired results. Tackling those daunting tasks in small chunks is a great way to get started. And don’t forget to involve the entire household! Maintaining your residence’s cleanliness doesn’t have to be a one-person job, so be sure to include your family and make this process enjoyable for all!
Gutters and Windows
While the gutters and windows are frequently overlooked, regular maintenance on these elements of your place helps with your residence’s overall aesthetic, safety and well-being. Eliminating gutter debris is no easy task; however, it is essential to clean the gutters every once in a while to avoid an expensive repair. Suppose you want to make this process easier. In that case, you can install mesh guards to keep leaves from entering, purchase a reliable ladder and invest in the right equipment such as waterproof gloves and standoff stabilizers. Now that you have those gutters emptied, climb down that ladder and spritz those dirty windows! Individuals frequently clean the inside of their windows, but what about the outside? Not only will this enhance the appearance of your house, but it will also give you a clearer space to look out from.
Another way to keep your home feeling fresh is to incorporate the use of scented candles, incense, essential oils or air fresheners. (And who doesn’t love a good candle?) Individuals associate smells with feelings therefore you have the creativity and capability to choose how you want your guests to feel when they walk through the door. Another decoration to make your house feel fresh is the inclusion of plants. Potted plants don’t have to be just for show! They are natural air purifiers and assist with providing clean and fresh air through their secretion of oxygen. Some of the best air-purifying plants are peace lilies, geraniums, Arabian jasmine, Cuban oregano, gardenias, eucalyptus and corsage orchids.
Maintaining your place’s cleanliness and freshness doesn’t have to be intimidating. With a consistent schedule and help from the family, it will soon be implemented in your daily routine. Looking for more tips to enhance your residence? We can help! Let Kentwood help you live your best life and find your next dream home. Give us a call today at one of our four unique locations in Colorado!