Spring Cleaning: A Guide from Professional Movers
Preparing Your Home for Spring in 2020
What better way to start the new spring season than with less clutter? Spring is the time to finally get all the junk out of your home and your life. Whether you are already scoping out a Little Rock moving company for an upcoming move or you just want tidy up your home a little, get a head start on your 2020 spring cleaning goals.
While spring cleaning may not be everyone’s cup of tea, our Little Rock local movers recommend it, especially if you’re planning a move. Besides hiring a professional moving company like All My Sons Moving & Storage, spring cleaning should be at the top of your moving to-do list. Follow these tips from our expert movers to make your spring cleaning in 2020 a success.
Spring Cleaning Tips for 2020
Clean Out That Closet – and Everything Else!
Crack the windows open for a bit of fresh air, play your favorite tunes, and get ahead with your spring cleaning in 2020! As it’s now Spring, and Arkansas winters are pretty mild, you may want to start your spring cleaning in the closet and assess your heavy winter items to decide whether or not to donate an item. Think about what you actually wore this past winter as well as the condition each item is in as you decide to keep it or not.
Our Little Rock residential movers recommend investing time in reviewing all your belongings to decide whether you want to keep an item or not. Sort through the items you no longer want or need and then figure out whether it should be tossed or recycled, if it is worth selling, or if you should take it to any one of the donation centers in Little Rock. By reducing the number of items you have, you won’t need as many boxes when you move and it’ll be much easier to pack. Why move a load of stuff that will likely just stay in the box until the next move? If you didn’t use it in 2019, chances are you do not need it for 2020.
Divide Your Spring Cleaning Into Smaller Tasks
Rather than trying to tackle the entire house in one go, divide this massive undertaking into smaller tasks. You can opt to do an entire room at a time, then focus on different sections of that room, making them sub-tasks so you get a better idea of just how much you have to do, making the whole process more manageable. Besides, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of tasks checked off your to-do list to motivate you to keep going.
Deep Clean & Home Improvements for Spring
If you are looking to sell your home in the coming year, our Little Rock long-distance movers suggest taking the time to not only get rid of things you no longer need, but to deep clean as well. Pull appliances forward – the areas underneath and behind your refrigerator, oven, washer, and dryer probably aren’t cleaned that often, so it’s likely pretty dirty. Really get into those crevices and corners you would normally skip. As you’re diving deep into every area of your home, this also a great opportunity to make a list of home improvement tasks during your spring cleaning. Whether it is fixing a leak or a giving the exterior a fresh coat of paint, these tasks can go a long way to convince a potential buyer that this property is worth purchasing. A clean home that is move-in ready will likely be sold sooner.
After You Downsize, Reorganize
Use this time to get organized. Aside from downsizing, reducing the amount of stuff you have, reassess your spaces and organize the messier areas in your home. When everything has its proper place, whether it means buying storage bins or simply sorting items, your home will have a more tranquil atmosphere and you won’t feel overwhelmed or anxious with clutter. This also becomes an advantage when it’s time to move; without things scattered about, your home is like to sell faster. Moreover, whether you pack on your own or you opt for packing services in Little Rock, the whole process should be a lot easier since everything is already sorted.
Pat Yourself on the Back for a Job Well Done
Finally, reward yourself! Spring cleaning is not exactly fun, so blast some music and order a pizza for lunch when you are done. Celebrate by kicking your feet up, pouring yourself a glass of wine, taking a relaxing bath, or watching your favorite movie. You deserve it!
At All My Sons Moving & Storage, we know how good spring-cleaning feels. Use these 2020 spring cleaning tips to get your house sold faster, make you move a little easier, or just to get your home ready for the fresh new season!
*Updated in March 2020*