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Spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home – time to de-clutter


If you have freshly moved recently you have chosen the right season. Spring is the perfect season for a move. Everything around you will be blooming and you will have a new start in your new home. Yes, spring can be a perfect season to enjoy yourself. However, there is an event that makes spring less perfect. It is the spring cleaning. It is a must, and it can be stressful and overwhelming. That happens when you don’t know how to organize yourself properly. We are here to help you by giving you tips for fast spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home. To begin with, you can temporarily remove some furniture that is in the way of cleaning to a self-storage Brooklyn unit. When everything is out of the way you can do a spring cleaning in one day with our tips.

Spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home in one day

The best local movers Brooklyn has to offer can conduct a move in just one day. You can do a spring-cleaning of your Brooklyn home in just one day as well. It is just a matter of good organization and motivation. Some help from your family or friends wouldn’t hurt as well. Before you start cleaning anything you have to gather your supplies. You can do this the night before you decide to have your big spring-cleaning day. Prepare everything and put it in a bucket. You need to prepare

  • cleaning products
  • rubber gloves
  • trash bags
  • a lint roller
  • some motivational music with a good beat

After you get everything ready you can start spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home. Creating a family budget is a good idea. Make a list and a budget for everything you need to buy.

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Prepare all of the supplies before spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home

Plan the cleaning time

Before you start you should make a plan. Plan which room to clean first and in which order you want to clean. In addition, use a timer and think about the time you will need to clean each room. Make a little challenge. This will motivate you to finish cleaning more quickly. For example, set a goal to clean one room in 45 minutes. See if you are able to do it. You might be surprised at how fast you can be when you challenge yourself.

Start the washing machine

Dirty laundry can only slow you down and demotivate you. So before you start cleaning gather all of your dirty laundries. Go from room to room and collect everything that is dirty. So all of these go to the washing machine

  • small rugs
  • pillows
  • slipcovers and bedding
  • shower curtain and bath mats
  • dirty clothes

While you are working your washing machine will be working as well and doing its own cleaning.

Clean the front door and front porch

Start from the front door and the porch if you have one. If it is necessary, change the bulb of your porch light and clean all of the cobwebs and dust. In addition, don’t forget to clean the mailbox and doorbell as well. A clean entryway is going to make your home look inviting. Your guests will be fascinated and you will have nothing to worry about.

Start with the bathroom when spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home

The first room that you should start cleaning in your home is the bathroom. Most people kind of fear the bathroom and clean it last because they think it is too difficult. This is one of the cleaning mistakes you should avoid because it is quite the opposite. Once you clean the bathroom everything becomes easier. Your cleaning products that eat through the dirt without scrubbing will help you here. When it comes to the toilet seat use a paste made of baking soda and water on the inside and on the outside. Apply the same paste on the sink and the bathtub. Wait while this works and clean the rest of the bathroom.

clean bathroom
Baking soda is your friends when cleaning your bathroom

Clean the bedroom next

The next room you should clean is the bedroom. Your bedsheets should be in the washing machine by now. In addition, it is time to refresh your mattress. Put some baking soda over it. This will neutralize the bad smells and kill bacteria. After a couple of hours vacuum clean the baking soda. In the meantime vacuum the bedroom. Don’t forget to vacuum under the bed and dressers.

Proceed to the living room

You might use that lint roller to clean the lampshades. This is the right time to focus on the small details. Use a wet Q-tip to clean the remote control. Clean the light switches. Moreover, vacuum cleans the furniture and the crevices of the sofa and armchairs. A great way to freshen up the wooden furniture is coconut oil. Put some coconut oil on a microfiber cloth and wipe the wooden parts of the furniture for that new shine. As you can see you should make plan guidelines for each part of each room in the house.

Next is the dining room

When you clean the table and chairs clean the underparts. Some guests can touch them with greasy hands. So don’t forget to lean down there. If you smoke in the dining room you can clean the walls with a special mixture. Use half water and half white vinegar solution and wipe the walls with a damp cloth. Put on some spring tablecloths and fill the vase with fresh flowers. Your dining room will be ready for your guests.

clean dining room
Freshen up your clean dining room with some fresh flowers

It’s time to clean that kitchen

When spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home you mustn’t neglect the kitchen. Start with the cabinets. You should clean them from top to bottom. In addition, clean their handles and doors. First, clean them with some cleaning spray. In addition, polish the surfaces with some coconut oil. Next, you should focus on the fridge and freezer. Get rid of all of the food that has gone bad. Moreover, wash the fridge rubber gasket with soapy water. This is a detail many people forget about. If you want to clean the oven and stove without chemicals you should use lemon dipped in baking soda. This will decrease and clean everything. Finish spring-cleaning your Brooklyn home by replacing winter clothes with summer clothes. Make that seasonal transition in your closet. You can store some of your bulky winter clothes in a Brooklyn self-storage.

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From Brooklyn, NY

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