Forget waiting for spring; we say winter is the unsung hero of deep cleaning and home organization. After all, who wants to be inside dusting when the flowers are finally blooming?
For this blog, we’ll discuss some practical winter cleaning projects that will not only rid your home of those pesky germs but refresh your living space so you can truly enjoy snuggling up indoors this winter.
Create Space for Comfort
Winter is the perfect season to declutter. Everyone is nestled indoors, making it easier to spot what’s no longer serving you. Plus, Christmas usually brings a lot of new “stuff,” and a family purging session can be a great way to start fresh in the new year.
When you declutter, you’re not just cleaning up; you’re creating a vibe. It’s a chance to make your space more you. And the best part? You don’t have to do it all in one go. Tackle one room, one drawer, one shelf, one folder at a time. Before you know it, you’ll have a space that’s less about mess and more about living. We recommend starting with the family room, where you likely spend most of your cozy evenings. Sort through books, magazines, board games, and DVDs (if you still own any!)—keep what you love and donate or recycle what you don’t.
Attack Overlooked Areas
Now, let’s talk about those neglected spaces. (We’re looking at you, under-the-bed cave and behind-the-furniture gap!) These are the hidden realms where dust bunnies and crumbs love to party, and winter is the ideal time to move furniture and get to those hard-to-reach spots.
Pull out those vacuum attachments you’ve never used (they’re not just for decoration!) and channel your inner ghostbuster, going after dust and allergens hiding in the carpet and woodwork. Those long, skinny nozzles? They’re great for sneaking into the tight spots between couch cushions or along the base of stair steps. The brush attachment? Perfect for scrubbing caked dust off of baseboards and molding.
Pro Tip: While you’re at it, give your floors some extra love—sprinkle baking soda on the carpet before you vacuum to neutralize odors. If you have hardwood or tile, a nice mopping with a mix of warm water and vinegar can do wonders. This kind of deep cleaning can make a significant difference in the air quality of your home, which is especially important in the winter months when windows are seldom open.
Refresh Your Closet
Revamping your closet is about so much more than organization; it’s about starting your day with less stress and more joy. Take a moment to assess your wardrobe—if an item doesn’t fit, you haven’t worn it in a year, or you just don’t love it, consider donating it.
Once you’ve streamlined your wardrobe, organize your closet in a way that makes sense for your daily routine (color-coordinated tops, anyone?). To save space and create order, consider adding accessories like multilevel hangers for pants and scarves or shelf dividers to keep your sweaters from toppling into chaos. Don’t forget about your shoes—clear boxes or a hanging organizer can turn a mountain of mismatched footwear into a navigable display.
Declutter, Deep Clean, and Decompress
This winter, take advantage of your time indoors to create a living space you love. (Your future self will thank you, especially if we get hit with an infamous Oklahoma ice storm and you’re stuck inside for days!) Whether you deep clean or declutter (or both), creating a tidier home isn’t just about appearances; it’s about making a space where you can relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy the winter season to its fullest.
If you want help with your winter cleaning, contact us today to receive a free estimate for our residential cleaning services. We’re here to help keep your home clean and cozy all winter long and beyond.