Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Home, Mind and Soul
Spring is right around the corner and I could not be more excited! After months of hibernation and adding Christmas presents to my (already) overstuffed drawers, I can't think of a more perfect time to show my home and myself the respect it deserves with the ultimate cleaning detox.
The thought of a total cleaning overhaul can be a bit overwhelming. To make things easier, I put together a list of my favorite ways to declutter and destress and, as Marie Kondo would say, "spark joy" in your life!
1.) Tidy Up
We live in a world with access to anything and everything. Before we know it, our drawers are overstuffed and our closets are overflowing. But there's a reason Marie Kondo has her own show! Her tidying up method works. If you're ready to try the KonMari method, follow the tips below:
Tidy all at once
Visualize the destination
Determine if the item “sparks joy”
Tidy by category, not location
Tidy In Order
2.) Make it Sparkle
Now that you've decluttered, I have a sneaking suspicion you've uncovered some unwanted, and maybe even unnoticed, dirt and dust. With less clutter in your way, cleaning becomes much easier. Now is a great opportunity to:
Vaccum, sweep, or mop
Wash walls, baseboards and molding
Wipe down mirrors and counters
Deep clean oven
Dust shelves, light fixtures and other surfaces
3.) Freshen Up
My favorite part of spring cleaning! Use this as an opportunity to freshen up the blank canvas you just made for yourself. It's not always in the budget to do a complete redesign, so start small!
House Plants - Plants make for a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. There are so many beautiful options that bring zen to any space. Some of Tule Fog's favorites are the Majesty Palm and the Snake Plant. Lacking a green thumb? No worries! There are a ton of artificial plants that look just like the real thing.
Home Fragrance - What's a better way to freshen up a space than with scent? Tule Fog just released a brand new scent, Agave + Citron, which will make you feel like you're soaking up the sun with beach waves by your side. With invigorating notes of bergamot, lemon and lime, this scent is guaranteed to be the icing on your spring-cleaning cake!
Wall Art - You would be shocked at how one piece of wall art can change the vibe of a room. Print out some of your favorite photos or bite the bullet on that piece of art you've been looking at. You deserve it!
4.) Recharge and Reset
Now that you've got your home in order, don't forget to give yourself the same TLC. Take some time for yourself to unwind. Whether it be at a local neighborhood cafe you've been meaning to get to or giving yourself 30 extra minutes in the day for "you time," taking care of your wellbeing is a must!
What are your favorite tips and tricks for spring cleaning? Tell us below!
Gina Simonelli is a lifestyle blogger living in Chicago, IL with her new fiancé, Chris. When she's not wedding planning, Gina loves to spend her time shopping, hosting parties or watching Friends over a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Gina's thrilled to share with you her passion for all things home - including decor, recipes, and everything in between!