After a long and difficult year around the globe, it’s time to give ourselves the best fresh start to this new year. Instead of waiting until spring to turn your place into a clean space, there’s no time like the present to get the ball rolling. If just looking around for where to start is overwhelming you already, try these helpful ways to get a head start on spring cleaning.

Take it One Step at a Time

The fastest way to burn out before the actual cleaning even starts is to try and take on too many tasks at once. The best way to avoid stressing out from cleaning plan overload is to break each area into sections. In general, a home will have a front entrance, backyard or balcony, entry way, living room, kitchen, bathroom, pantry and closets, and bedroom. Make a cleaning plan by breaking each area into sections.

For example, breakdown the areas of a kitchen cleaning into sections, such as:

  • Throw away garbage from the floor, counters, and table
  • Clear away any excess clutter or things that don’t belong in the kitchen
  • Go through the fridge and cabinets and throw away expired items
  • Reorganize drawers
  • Wipe down windows
  • Once all the garbage and clutter are removed, clean all countertops and table surfaces
  • Finish by cleaning and mopping the floor

It’s important to remember that every part of your kitchen clean up doesn’t need to be finished in one day. Since we’re getting a head start on spring cleaning, you can take a few days or even a week to properly take on each section of your home.

Clear Out Clutter

The first, most important, step to a thoroughly spotless living space is to clear clutter from the inside out. That means cleaning all the junk and waste that’s inside and outside of your home. Begin by deciding where you want to target first, interior or exterior. For anyone wanting start outside and work their way to cleaning inside, make a plan to clear clutter from one target area at a time, such as:

  • Anything on the front porch that isn’t intended décor
  • Breakdown any old cardboard boxes taking up the garage or driveway
  • Remove anything that isn’t your mode of transportation off the driveway
  • Clear away any clutter off the back porch or from around the back and front yard

As you remove clutter from different areas, either put it in a proper place for storage or put it aside in a pile of things to potentially sell or to be donated. Use this strategy when clearing out clutter from each area of your home.

Consider External Storage Space

As you clear the clutter from around your home, there’s a good chance you have a lot to keep but no place where these things can be properly stored. Before parting with anything just to make some space, consider looking into the self storage College Station has to offer. This way you can clean your home to its clutter free potential, without having to decide what to keep or toss until you’re ready.