Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

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Some may dread the standard spring cleaning routine, but I find myself looking forward to it (along with just about everything that comes with the season).  I think it always feels good to purge the clutter and reorganize, and it’s easy for me to get motivated by seeing so many gorgeous interiors every day. It makes sense why so many people use this time to really get down and dirty with cleaning projects; I believe a clean home can properly welcome the freshness and newness of spring. What spring cleaning projects do you plan to tackle? Cheers, Kat

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REPLACE YOUR AIR FILTERS

REPLACE YOUR AIR FILTERS

THIS SHOULD BE DONE EVERY THREE MONTHS, AND WE KNOW WE'RE NOT ALONE IN SOMETIMES SLACKING ON THE JOB. BUT WITH WARMER TEMPS COMING YOUR WAY, YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU TOOK CARE OF YOUR AC UNIT BY DOING SO. TRY SPRAYING ROOM SPRAY DIRECTLY ON THE FILTER FOR A SUBTLE AIR FRESHENER.

PHOTO VIA DOMAINE HOME BY CHRIS PATEY
DEEP-CLEAN YOUR APPLIANCES

DEEP-CLEAN YOUR APPLIANCES

PUSH UP YOUR SLEEVES AND DON'T BE SHY WITH YOUR FAVORITE CLEANING PRODUCTS IN THE KITCHEN. AND REMEMBER NOT TO USE YOUR OVEN'S "AUTO-CLEAN" FEATURE; THE TOO-HIGH HEAT IS BASICALLY A GAME OF RUSSIAN ROULETTE EACH TIME YOU DO, AND IT MAY CAUSE YOUR OVEN TO BREAK. INSTEAD, TRY A NON-TOXIC OVEN CLEANER TO AVOID THE RISK.

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DECLUTTER THE PANTRY

DECLUTTER THE PANTRY

REGARDLESS OF IF YOU'RE WORKING WITH A PRISTINE OPEN-DOOR PANTRY OR NOT, IT'S A GREAT TIME TO DECLUTTER, ORGANIZE UTENSILS, AND SWITCH OUT SEASONAL DISHWARE AND SERVING PIECES.

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FLIP AND ROTATE YOUR MATTRESS

FLIP AND ROTATE YOUR MATTRESS

DON'T FORGET TO FLIP AND ACTUALLY ROTATE YOUR MATTRESS TO AVOID THE "VALLEY" WE ALL KNOW AND DREAD, BUT ALSO TO EVEN OUT THE HEAD AND THE FOOT OF THE BED. USE THIS TIME TO ALSO TREAT YOURSELF TO FRESH NEW SHEETS WHILE YOU'RE AT IT.

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GO THROUGH THE FREEZER AND FRIDGE

GO THROUGH THE FREEZER AND FRIDGE

REPEAT AFTER ME: THE FREEZER (AND FRIDGE OF COURSE) IS NOT A CATCH-ALL. IF SOMETHING HAS BEEN IN THERE FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS, GET IT OUT! TRY DATING AND LABELING BAGS TO AVOID A CLUTTERED ICEBOX.

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CLEAN YOUR RUGS & VACUUM YOUR DRAPES

CLEAN YOUR RUGS & VACUUM YOUR DRAPES

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR TO SCRUB 'EM, HANG 'EM, SHAKE 'EM‚ÄĒDO WHATEVER YOU CAN‚ÄĒTO RID THE DIRT AND DUST BUNNIES. AND HERE'S WHERE THE BEST VACUUM EVER WE'VE MENTIONED BEFORE COMES INTO PLAY; TAKE A STAB AT VACUUMING YOUR RUGS, BUT ALSO USE THE ATTACHMENTS TO VACUUM YOUR BLINDS AND DRAPES.

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CLEAN OUT THE GUTTERS

CLEAN OUT THE GUTTERS

I'M NOT HERE TO TELL YOU IT'S GOING TO BE FUN, BUT JUST THINK HOW HAPPY YOU'LL BE AFTER YOU CLEAN OUT THOSE GUTTERS ON A FREE SATURDAY. BY DOING SO, YOU'LL ENSURE THEY WORK PROPERLY FOR ANOTHER YEAR (SO WORTH IT).

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GET YOUR GRILL READY

GET YOUR GRILL READY

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET YOUR GRILL READY FOR BBQ-SEASON. INVEST IN A HANDY STAINLESS STEEL BRUSH AND NON-TOXIC CLEANER TO CLEAN THE GRATE.

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  • I couldn’t agree more! My closets are in desperate need of organizing. I feel like everything gets so out of place in the winter…probably because I just throw stuff in closets as quick as possible so I can go snuggle under a blanket and get warm from how awfully cold it is in Chicago ūüėČ

  • I need to pull my appliances out and clean them like WOAH! So glad I don’t have an exterior to deal with though, too much work! Great photos!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • Kat Neunaber / 03.31.2015

    I do too! And I’m in the same boat about the exterior so I’m breathing a sigh of relief this go-around. xo

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