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Your Guide to Spring Cleaning in Boise

Last updated February 19, 2024 by Totally Boise

Spring, with its sense of renewal and rejuvenation, is the perfect time to declutter, clean, and organize your living space. Spring cleaning is more than just a chore; it's an opportunity to refresh your environment and, by extension, your state of mind. In this blog, we'll walk through some essential tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning both efficient and enjoyable.

  1. Make a Plan
    Before you dive into cleaning, it's crucial to have a plan. Break down your tasks room by room, and decide what needs the most attention. Whether it’s deep cleaning the kitchen, decluttering the living room, or organizing the bedroom, having a clear plan will keep you focused and efficient.
  2. Declutter First
    The first step in any good spring cleaning is to declutter. Go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or throw away. Remember, less clutter means less to clean and more space to enjoy.
  3. Focus on Often-Neglected Areas
    Use this opportunity to clean areas that are typically overlooked during regular cleaning sessions. These include baseboards, window sills, light fixtures, and behind large appliances.
  4. Natural Cleaning Solutions
    Consider using natural cleaning solutions like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. These eco-friendly alternatives are not only good for the environment but also gentle on your home surfaces.
  5. Organize as You Go
    As you clean each area, organize it. Use storage solutions like baskets, dividers, and labels. An organized space is easier to keep clean and makes for a more harmonious living environment.
  6. Seasonal Wardrobe Change
    Spring is the perfect time to switch out your wardrobe. Pack away winter clothes and bring out your spring and summer attire. Don’t forget to donate any clothing you no longer wear.
  7. Involve the Whole Family
    Make spring cleaning a family affair. Assign tasks to each family member based on their age and ability. It’s a great way to teach responsibility and work faster together.
  8. Don’t Forget the Exterior
    Spring cleaning isn’t just for the interior of your home. Take some time to clean up your yard, wash the windows from the outside, and maybe even power-wash your siding.
  9. Properly Discard Your Unwanted Items and Trash
    When discarding unwanted items during spring cleaning, consider donating usable items to local charities or thrift stores, like Goodwill or Deseret Industries. Recycle materials following local guidelines and dispose of electronics and batteries at the Ada County Landfill Recycling Center. For general waste, ensure it's securely bagged and placed in the trash receptacle for curbside pickup in Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, Star, and Kuna, or take your discards to the Ada County Landfill on Monday-Saturday. A mindful disposal strategy is key to an effective and eco-friendly cleaning process.
  10. Regular Maintenance
    Once the deep cleaning is done, establish a regular maintenance schedule. This will help keep your home clean and tidy year-round, making next spring's cleaning session even easier.

Spring cleaning might seem daunting at first, but with the right approach, it can be incredibly satisfying. It's a chance to reset your living space and, in a way, your life. So open your windows, let the fresh air in, and embrace the clean, organized, and rejuvenated space you’ve created.





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