While we all take this time to do our part for society and self-isolate, why not get your spring cleaning checklist completed? To help keep busy during these extraordinary times we’ve put together a list of ideas with projects that you might want to complete in the weeks ahead.
1. First things first, Spring Clean!
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2. Work on your green thumb
It’s the perfect time to plant that garden you have always dreamed of, or create an indoor herb garden. Have a wall in your kitchen that has space? You can’t go wrong with a gorgeous living wall like the one pictured below. They are very on trend right now with the rise in popularity of natural textures in interior design and so eco-friendly as well. Don’t forget to give your outdoor flowerpots some love too by adding some fresh spring flowers.
3. Declutter Marie Kondo Style
The key to success is committing to tidying up. Make sure you have more than enough time to complete the task at hand or you will most likely give up before you are through. Before organizing, start by discarding any unwanted and broken items. How do you know what to keep and what to get rid of? Follow Marie Kondo’s philosophy— keep only the items that spark joy. Order a couple of bin or baskets from Amazon, Wayfair, Ikea, etc. and organize what remains.
4. Organize Your Home Office
File important paperwork and shred any documents that you are throwing away to protect private information. Organize your email (inbox/sent, etc.) and back up important files to a cloud or external device.
5. Tackle DIY Projects
The typical home has many DIY projects that they want done, both big and small. Maybe freshen things up with a coat of paint or paint your front door. If you are feeling ambitious, paint your entire home! Want a subtle but noticeable change? Create a feature wall.
Trendy tip: Colour blocking is popular right now and easy to accomplish for any DIY’er.
If you are a little more ambitious and have the DIY skills to match, tackle a flooring project. Nufloors offers a ton of flooring options for cash and carry, so you can start installing your new floors asap. The best part about our cash and carry items is that you are getting high-quality flooring products in beautiful on-trend styles and colours that you won’t find at big box stores.
Finally, have an unfinished basement? Now is the time to finish it and create a beautiful space for your family to enjoy.
6. Beautify Outdoor Living Spaces
Get your patios and decks ready by power washing them. If they are wood, sand, repair any damaged areas, and paint or stain for a beautiful finished look. Clean off your outdoor furniture as it has probably been sitting under the elements all winter or in storage collecting dust. Clean and prep your barbecue for those family dinners and don’t forget to fill up your propane tank, too.
Finally, clean up any yard waste and garbage that might have gotten buried by snow over the winter. Mow the lawn if it weather permits and clean out the dead leaves and debris from your flower beds.
7. Inspect Your Home’s Exterior
This is maybe the most important item on the spring checklist because it can potentially save you a lot of money in the long run. With routine and thorough inspections, you can catch things and repair or replace them before they become an even bigger problem. Don’t forget to inspect your roof for any damage and repair shingles as needed. While you are up there, clean out your gutters. Finally, clean and re-caulk your windows and doors to help your home keep your home more energy efficient.