It’s spring, and that can only mean one thing – spring cleaning! It means scrubbing off winter’s grime from rugs and curtains, and cleaning out closets stuffed with sweaters and heavy coats. It’s about getting a fresh start inside and out, but it also means spending time cleaning up and finding storage for all the items you won’t be needing, especially if you live in New York City where space is at a premium.
If spring cleaning is not an annual event at your house, and you are overwhelmed just thinking about it, here are some tips to help you get started:
- Change how you think about it – Instead of drudgery, think about this as an opportunity to re-evaluate what you own as you go room to room. It’s the perfect occasion to de-clutter.
- Have the right tools on hand – Make sure you have ample cleaning supplies and boxes or storage bins to put the clothes or items you may want to put in storage unit, and check to see that your vacuum cleaner is in tip-top shape. Prioritize what needs to be done and which rooms or closets need the most attention, and start there. Set aside a weekend to spring clean or allot a certain amount of time for each room so it doesn’t become too much of a chore.
- Reorganize, renovate, and repurpose – Now is a great time to lighten up the décor in your home. Recover pillows, replace the bedding, re-organize bookcases, and re-think anything that offers no room for storage.
The sense of accomplishment from a good spring cleaning should not be underestimated, so relish in a job well done and maybe even reward yourself. Don’t forget to call Chelsea Mini Storage at 212-564-7735 to see how we can help you by providing storage solutions for your spring cleaning items.