Spring is Here! Put Winter Away with These Spring Cleaning Tips

If your move to Dayton taught you anything, it’s that you own too much stuff. Now that you’ve settled in, you’re finally ready to put away your holiday decorations and break out the gardening tools. That is, if you can find them.

Any home organization project, especially spring cleaning, can feel overwhelming. Where should you start?

Consider these tips from trusted Dayton movers American Way Van & Storage:

  • Clean house before you clean the house. What do we mean? A good decluttering should be your first step. As you unpacked boxes after your move to Ohio, you noted, “This would be a lot easier if we didn’t have so much stuff.” You were right! Select clothes you haven’t worn in a year, appliances you have used in a couple years, and anything else extraneous and consider donating items like these to a thrift store. Suddenly you’ll have a lot less to put away and clean around!
  • Win the storage wars. Remember those holiday decorations you stacked willy-nilly in the basement or garage? It’s time to buy storage containers and bring order to the chaos. Acquire some clear, stackable storage bins. Put the decorations in them and label them to make retrieval go smoothly next year. Do the same with seasonal clothes, gardening tools and other items you don’t use year-round.
  • Cut no corners when deep cleaning. Even though you cleaned the house after moving in, we’ll bet there are some nooks and crannies that have gone ignored during periodic wipe-downs. Pay special attention to those trouble spots during spring cleaning.
  • Look up, then down. Start your deep cleaning at the ceiling of each room and work your way down. Use your vacuum’s hose extension to clean ceiling fans, as well as high window frames and ledges. Any particles you knock loose will fall to the furniture and floors. Vacuum them next.
  • Don’t forget the walls and windows. Sure, you wash your floors weekly, but what about these surfaces? Use a wet towel to wipe down walls, window screens and blinds. Steam cleaners are ideal for this task.
  • Clear the air. An often-overlooked aspect of spring cleaning is replacing furnace and HVAC filters. Dust collected in your ducts over the winter. Replacing filters is a cheap, easy way to ensure your family can breathe easy.
  • Fight off allergies. All this deep cleaning will unsettle the dust that collected on furniture and fixtures over the winter. This proves especially bothersome for allergy sufferers. Install an air purifier in the bedroom of anyone who wakes up feeling stuffed-up during allergy season.

Before and after your move, you can always count on the professionals at American Way Van & Storage for sound advice. When you’re ready to move, give us a call at 937-898-7294 or go online to get your free moving quote!

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