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Skip Spring Cleaning, Opt for Winter Cleaning Instead

Sure, Spring cleaning is great and all but after months of cold, dreary weather, wouldn’t you rather be outside in the nice weather? Do yourself a favor come Spring and get your cleaning projects done in th Winter instead. Green Haven Homes has put together a list of cleaning projects to help you find a place to start.

Closets/Drawers

A great place to start is with your clothes. We all have those items that are shoved to the back of the closet or dresser, that we do not wear, but somehow, we forget the reason why. Take the time to place all your clothes in front of you. Then, go through each piece and determine whether you are going to keep it, sell it, or donate it. If you have not worn a piece in years and it is not sentimental or for special occasions, it is probably best to get rid of it. Make a pile for keepers that need dry cleaning or some mending as well.

Pots and Pans

There is no doubt that you need an assortment of different shapes and sizes of pans, but if every time you go to grab one to cook, things tumble out in a jumbled mess, consider these solutions. Nesting like pans and pots together can work for some, but if you are an avid cook you may want to display them. Installing a hanging kitchen rack is an excellent way to display your pots and pans and have them easily accessible. As for your lids, a simple rack for plates or cutting boards can just as easily work to keep your lids upright and convenient to grab.

Cupboards and Pantry

As you bring in new groceries, older items, especially canned goods, tend to get pushed to the back of the pantry. When it is too yucky outside and you are inside anyway, take the opportunity to take stock of all the dry goods you have and evaluate if they are still good to use or not. Once you have together all the food that is still good, organize likeminded things together. Pasta, oats, and rice on one shelf and canned goods on another. Keep cans of the same food stacked together as well so it is easy to tell how much you have left of it.

If you are already in the kitchen, why not do something similar with the contents of your fridge and freezer?

These are just three suggestions to get you started, but of course there are many more you can add to your list! Cleaning baseboards, dusting ceiling fans, or cleaning the insides of windows are also important cleaning projects. For more tips on organizing and taking care of your home, feel free to take a look at some of our other blogs.

By Green Haven Homes 12-12-2019

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