You’re starting to see the sun coming out – oh, and are those the birds singing? Yes – spring is almost here! With the warm weather approaching, many people just want to move around, take out the barbecue grill and just lie around the house, bring in guests and relax in general. With that in mind, now’s the perfect time to start moving around too and clean the house! Declutter some unused stuff and keep everything sparkling clean, getting ready for the summer.
Clean Your Fridge and Freezer
How often can you remember thoroughly cleaning your fridge and freezer? Throwing out food and wiping the drawers now and then doesn’t count. Many people are guilty of not cleaning their freezers thoroughly. You should – because dirt poses health risks. This is why you may want to seize this opportunity to clean your freezer and fridge. Take the time to remove all of the drawers, wash and dry them properly. Once you’ve got them back in their sparkling state, don’t forget to clean and wipe them every once in a while.
Under the Bed
Have you often heard of the phrase “out of sight, out of mind”? This is most especially true when we’re describing what’s beneath our bed. Some stuff may accidentally go under the bed and we may have completely forgotten about it. There may be instances where you’ve kept some things under and then you lose track – until you’ve started noticing that all the things are piling up just under the bed. If this persists, dust and germs may just accumulate, making it more difficult for people in the room to breathe. In some instances, people or even kids may start developing asthma. Instead of keeping those things under the bed, try and take them out. Get rid of the rubbish and for the things that you think you might need soon, you may want to consider hiring a storage unit for those things. This way, you’ll be aware of where your stuff is, and you can keep your bed with very minimal things under it – only those that you need, or even none at all!
Can you remember the last time that you scrubbed your bins? While this is a daunting task, and we all know that many people try to avoid doing it, scrubbing and keeping the bins clean prevents mould from growing. Even if you use bin bags, leaks are inevitable. When that happens, your home may smell bad – and it can’t be masked even if you finish an entire can of scented sprays. Other than the fact that it’ll leave your home smelling bad, it can also easily attract flies and even other nasty insects which can multiply and eventually spread germs. To do this, take your bin out, empty it and wash it. Give it a good scrub. Use a multi-purpose spray to finish the job.
There’s no denying that cleaning the outside of the cupboards has become a part of everyone’s cleaning routine – but have you cleaned the inside of your cupboards? Over time, they can get greasy and grimy. While it’s true that the cupboards holding your food or china are often cleaned and sorted, how about the other cubbies that you can find in your kitchen, and even in the rest of your home? They may accumulate and as a result – a huge clutter. For instance, the cupboard just below the sink is where we usually keep our cleaning materials – but at the same time, they’re also mostly the most disorganised ones.
Now that you’ve started cleaning out all areas of your home, it’s time to make sure that you have proper storage, as well as self storage insurance. While you’re clearing out things, you may have come across some items that you haven’t seen in years or those that you may need some time and can be stored outside the house. You can opt for self-storage solutions to keep your “non-daily” items out of your home, so you can free up space with less clutter, making your home feel like it’s brand new once again.