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Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    Life + Style
    laundry room
    Get your home in top-notch shape with these tasks, tricks, and products.
    LAUNDRY ROOM IDEAS
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    • Invest in a better iron. An iron with a slick soleplate will glide easily over your clothes, making the job go by more quickly.
    • Designate a place for finished laundry. A garment rack is a handy spot to hang freshly ironed clothes and air-dry long items.
    • Look up. A stepladder will help you access hard-to-reach shelves above your washer and dryer that you've been avoiding.
    • Work your wall space. Wall-mounted drying racks are tops for air-drying delicate garments. Wall hooks can hold extra hangers, cleaning rags, or even your reusable grocery bags.
    • Get a hamper that meets your needs. Whether you need a hamper that separates your laundry loads or a cart on casters you can wheel from room to room, the right one will make the job easier.
    CLEANING CHECKLIST
    ×
    In addition to the basics, such as dusting, vacuuming, and mopping, here are some often overlooked tasks to add to your spring cleaning list. 
    • Wipe down walls, cabinets, and ceilings
    • Deep clean carpets and rugs
    • Wash window treatments (may need to be dry-cleaned) and wipe down blinds
    • Dust inside lamps and light fixtures
    • Polish wooden furniture and metal hardware
    • Check cosmetics, medications, and first aid kit for expired items
    • Wash shower curtains
    • Rotate mattresses and clean pillows
    • Donate unwanted clothing and items in the attic or basement
    • Deep clean kitchen appliances
    • Clean refrigerator coils and defrost the freezer
    • Throw out old spices and condiments
    • Wash outdoor furniture, decks, and patios
    • Wash window screens
    CLOSET MAKEOVER
    ×
    • Remove everything. It's the best way to get a clear view of what you have.
    • Polish and shine. Take the time to give your closet a deep cleaning.
    • Swap out plastic dryer cleaner bags, which can trap moisture and cause garments to yellow, for more clothing-friendly canvas bags instead.
    • Discard flimsy wire hangers--they can leave clothes misshapen.
    • Organize by type. When clothes are sorted, they're easier to organize further.
    • Hang what you can. For closets with two hanging levels, use the top rod for shorter garments, and hang the bottom rod as high as possible to keep clothes from grazing the floor.
    • Show off your shoes. Keep the pairs you wear most often in sight.
    • Think high and low. Make use of floor space or upper closet shelves to hold shoe racks or clear, stackable bins.
    • Hang accessories such as belts and bags on hooks to keep them visible while minimizing clutter.
    • Freshen up with a sachet in a beachy scent.
    Photo: Jack Gardner

    SHOP SPRING CLEANING ESSENTIALS
  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    Life + Style
    white bathroom
    Get your home in top-notch shape with these tasks, tricks, and products.
    LAUNDRY ROOM IDEAS
    ×
    • Invest in a better iron. An iron with a slick soleplate will glide easily over your clothes, making the job go by more quickly.
    • Designate a place for finished laundry. A garment rack is a handy spot to hang freshly ironed clothes and air-dry long items.
    • Look up. A stepladder will help you access hard-to-reach shelves above your washer and dryer that you've been avoiding.
    • Work your wall space. Wall-mounted drying racks are tops for air-drying delicate garments. Wall hooks can hold extra hangers, cleaning rags, or even your reusable grocery bags.
    • Get a hamper that meets your needs. Whether you need a hamper that separates your laundry loads or a cart on casters you can wheel from room to room, the right one will make the job easier.
    CLEANING CHECKLIST
    ×
    In addition to the basics, such as dusting, vacuuming, and mopping, here are some often overlooked tasks to add to your spring cleaning list. 
    • Wipe down walls, cabinets, and ceilings
    • Deep clean carpets and rugs
    • Wash window treatments (may need to be dry-cleaned) and wipe down blinds
    • Dust inside lamps and light fixtures
    • Polish wooden furniture and metal hardware
    • Check cosmetics, medications, and first aid kit for expired items
    • Wash shower curtains
    • Rotate mattresses and clean pillows
    • Donate unwanted clothing and items in the attic or basement
    • Deep clean kitchen appliances
    • Clean refrigerator coils and defrost the freezer
    • Throw out old spices and condiments
    • Wash outdoor furniture, decks, and patios
    • Wash window screens
    CLOSET MAKEOVER
    ×
    • Remove everything. It's the best way to get a clear view of what you have.
    • Polish and shine. Take the time to give your closet a deep cleaning.
    • Swap out plastic dryer cleaner bags, which can trap moisture and cause garments to yellow, for more clothing-friendly canvas bags instead.
    • Discard flimsy wire hangers--they can leave clothes misshapen.
    • Organize by type. When clothes are sorted, they're easier to organize further.
    • Hang what you can. For closets with two hanging levels, use the top rod for shorter garments, and hang the bottom rod as high as possible to keep clothes from grazing the floor.
    • Show off your shoes. Keep the pairs you wear most often in sight.
    • Think high and low. Make use of floor space or upper closet shelves to hold shoe racks or clear, stackable bins.
    • Hang accessories such as belts and bags on hooks to keep them visible while minimizing clutter.
    • Freshen up with a sachet in a beachy scent.
    Photo: Tria Giovan

    SHOP SPRING CLEANING ESSENTIALS
  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    Life + Style
    white kitchen
    Get your home in top-notch shape with these tasks, tricks, and products.
    LAUNDRY ROOM IDEAS
    ×
    • Invest in a better iron. An iron with a slick soleplate will glide easily over your clothes, making the job go by more quickly.
    • Designate a place for finished laundry. A garment rack is a handy spot to hang freshly ironed clothes and air-dry long items.
    • Look up. A stepladder will help you access hard-to-reach shelves above your washer and dryer that you've been avoiding.
    • Work your wall space. Wall-mounted drying racks are tops for air-drying delicate garments. Wall hooks can hold extra hangers, cleaning rags, or even your reusable grocery bags.
    • Get a hamper that meets your needs. Whether you need a hamper that separates your laundry loads or a cart on casters you can wheel from room to room, the right one will make the job easier.
    CLEANING CHECKLIST
    ×
    In addition to the basics, such as dusting, vacuuming, and mopping, here are some often overlooked tasks to add to your spring cleaning list. 
    • Wipe down walls, cabinets, and ceilings
    • Deep clean carpets and rugs
    • Wash window treatments (may need to be dry-cleaned) and wipe down blinds
    • Dust inside lamps and light fixtures
    • Polish wooden furniture and metal hardware
    • Check cosmetics, medications, and first aid kit for expired items
    • Wash shower curtains
    • Rotate mattresses and clean pillows
    • Donate unwanted clothing and items in the attic or basement
    • Deep clean kitchen appliances
    • Clean refrigerator coils and defrost the freezer
    • Throw out old spices and condiments
    • Wash outdoor furniture, decks, and patios
    • Wash window screens
    CLOSET MAKEOVER
    ×
    • Remove everything. It's the best way to get a clear view of what you have.
    • Polish and shine. Take the time to give your closet a deep cleaning.
    • Swap out plastic dryer cleaner bags, which can trap moisture and cause garments to yellow, for more clothing-friendly canvas bags instead.
    • Discard flimsy wire hangers--they can leave clothes misshapen.
    • Organize by type. When clothes are sorted, they're easier to organize further.
    • Hang what you can. For closets with two hanging levels, use the top rod for shorter garments, and hang the bottom rod as high as possible to keep clothes from grazing the floor.
    • Show off your shoes. Keep the pairs you wear most often in sight.
    • Think high and low. Make use of floor space or upper closet shelves to hold shoe racks or clear, stackable bins.
    • Hang accessories such as belts and bags on hooks to keep them visible while minimizing clutter.
    • Freshen up with a sachet in a beachy scent.
    Photo: David Tsay

    SHOP SPRING CLEANING ESSENTIALS

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