Spring symbolizes new beginnings, which is why many people use this season as an opportunity to deep clean their homes. We clean our windows to let in more light, declutter our living spaces to feel more relaxed, and get rid of old clothes and belongings we no longer need.
However, there are some things that people often forget to clean or don't even consider during their annual clean-a-thon. Add these things you might forget during spring cleaning to your list this year!
We all have them, those drawers full of miscellaneous items that have no purpose. But just because you don't know what to do with something doesn't mean it should go into the junk drawer!
Take everything out of your junk drawer during spring cleaning and sort through it. Toss out any trash, donate anything you don't need or use, and find a place for everything else.
Don't forget to wipe down the drawer before putting anything back in.
Your pantry might not be the first place you think to clean, but it's one of the essential places in your home to keep clean. After all, this is where you store your food!
Start by taking everything out of your pantry and wiping down all the shelves. This step will get rid of any buildup of dust and food particles. Then, go through all your food and get rid of anything that has expired or gone stale.
Donate any extra non-perishable items to a local food bank. Now is the time to try out a new organizational system as you put everything back into the pantry. Try to keep each shelf filled with similar foods so you don’t have to dig around too much when making dinner.
This spot is another place you might not think to clean during spring cleaning, but make this year the year you finally clean your attic. It is the perfect chance to get rid of old clothes, toys, and knick-knacks that you no longer need or use.
Instead of just dusting the outside of your computer, take an evening and clear out the files inside it. This spring is a great time to do a digital declutter and get rid of any old photos, documents, programs, and downloads that are taking up space on your hard drive.
These are just a few things you might forget during spring cleaning. Cleaner windows and floors are great but don't forget about these other important areas of your home.