How to spring clean your home

How to spring clean your home

With the weather turning warmer and brighter, you want to prepare your home for the season change. Spring cleaning your home helps your home feel fresh, increases your productivity and reduces stress. 

To get you in the mood for spring cleaning here is some history about spring cleaning and how to effectively prepare your home for spring. 

Why do people tend to spring clean?

The tradition of spring cleaning goes back to the 1880s. Cleaning your home for the spring began because homes would get covered with soot from heat sources during the winter. People back then would use fireplaces, lamps or stoves that used coal or firewood to keep their houses warm during the winter. 

This would then result in soot and dust filling the homes. In today’s age, we have central heating systems that do not cover homes with soot. However, the tradition of spring cleaning still continues. 

How to spring clean your home

Clean every room 

With the pandemic, many homeowners have found themselves cleaning and disinfecting more often. This action should continue through spring. You want to deep clean every room to combat dust, germs and indoor allergens. Do not forget to disinfect your high-touch surfaces - like countertops, bathrooms, doorknobs and furniture. 

Rearrange your furniture

One way to more efficiently deep clean your home is by rearranging your furniture. With the change of the season, you might notice new spots on your rugs or dust that gathered behind the couch. Rearranging your furniture also allows you to improve your layout to maximize your space. Take out that extra piece of furniture that is only taking up space. Take it to a donation drop off Omaha NE spot.

Wash your windows

One thing that homeowners forget is to clean their home’s windows. Your home’s windows can get dirty from wind, rain and snow during the winter months. The spring is the perfect time to get those cleaned with a little water, soap and sprays. This also a perfect time to wash or replace window treatments - like blinds or curtains. If you are replacing window treatments, donate them at a donation drop off Omaha NE location instead of tossing them.

Declutter, declutter, declutter

As you start to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, you might find that nothing fits in your closet anymore. Instead of shoving everything deeper in your closet, get rid of it. Through the holidays, you might have accumulated new clothing or outgrown some of it. 

Start off by sorting out the items you want to keep. Put these items into a box that you can store in a storage room, attic or garage for next year. Next, gather all the clothing you no longer want and box or bag it. These clothes can be donated to a thrift store where it can be recycled or reused. This helps reduce textile pollution. 

Are you looking for a donation drop off in Omaha NE? 

Let Thrift World help! We have multiple bin locations around the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. You can drop off your donation there or take it to one of our store locations! If you cannot make it to one of our bins, we also offer at-home donation pick-ups. For more information, check out our website!