It’s that time of year again, the heavy grey cloud of winter is beginning to lift and everyone is coming out of hibernation! Spring is a great time to clean those spots that don’t regularly get lots of love. Check out our brief list of things you can do this season.


Whether you have one on the outside, or the inside (preferably both!) doormats are the first thing you interact with when entering the house. Still, how often do you think to clean them? For outdoor mats, hose them off and then air dry to give them a refresher. For indoor mats, vacuum both sides of the mat. When you vacuum the underside, it pushes dirt onto the ground underneath to clean up after!


We’re constantly interacting with door handles and light switches, and dust can collect on the frames of the door, baseboards, and even the walls themselves! Start by wiping down those areas of high traffic (right around the door handle and light switch plates, including the switch itself!) and then move to baseboards and walls. When cleaning walls, start by vacuuming up dust with a wand extension and then wipe down the walls in circular motions using a sponge or microfiber towel with warm water mixed with an all-purpose cleaning solution.


Reusable bags are great for the environment, but after continued use, they can get pretty dirty. Some bags may be machine washable, while others will require hand washing with a sudsy sponge or cloth. Make sure to check the labels on each bag to see the best way to get them clean!


Give your fridge a little extra love this spring cleaning season! Remove the drawers and shelves and wash them in warm, soapy water. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry them before putting them back. After you do your deep clean, make sure to maintain that cleanliness by regularly wiping down shelves and drawers as needed.


Yet another item that often gets overlooked is your bath and/or shower mat! Shake out and give a quick vacuum to the rug to start and from there make sure to check the washing instructions on the tag. Most bath mats can be put in the washer set on a normal setting with cold water. Depending on the material of the bath mat, either tumble dry on low heat in your dryer or air dry to finish.


Take a look at different spaces in your home and see what you can donate, reorganize, or just throw out. After you’ve done that, try sorting like items together into aesthetically pleasing bins. This time of year is also great for looking at spaces that haven’t been touched in a while. Check out areas such as your attic, garage, or the back of your closet and see what you can cut down on.


Don’t let this task get swept under the rug! To start, take your broom outside and smack it on something such as the sidewalk or a tree to dislodge dust and dirt. Then, fill a pail with warm soapy water and soak the bristles for a half hour. Then, rinse off the broom with water and let air dry.