06 Apr Spring Cleaning during the Quarantine
Are you bored in quarantine with nothing to do? COVID-19 has changed the daily pace of homeowners around the world, but try your hardest not to go stir crazy. Instead, take advantage of the free time and engage in some spring cleaning and preparation.
How Can You Prepare Your Modular Home for Springtime?
Being holed up in one building for who-knows-how-long can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Your home should be a place of relaxation and comfort, and you can make it even more so by viewing it with a fresh perspective. Prepare your home for a new season by cleaning and redecorating.
Tips for Deep Spring Cleaning
Spring always feels like the best time to deep clean, but this year more than ever. Guard against both viruses and boredom by working systematically through your home.
1. Create a schedule.
If you know how long you will be home, divide your house into daily sections so that you have somewhat of an agenda to follow. This will increase productivity and ensure you don’t miss anything.
2. Take it one room at a time.
Speaking of sections, it is best to work through one room at a time, going end-to-end. Then, you have the satisfaction of checking one room off your list before moving to another.
3. Focus on obscure areas.
You might be tempted to dust and mop and call it a job well done. However, in order to truly deep clean, focus on the areas that rarely receive attention. Walls, baseboards, vents, cabinet and closet interiors, etc. probably don’t get a lot of love during the normal cleaning schedule.
4. Pull all your furniture out from the wall.
Don’t forget that dust and dirt gather underneath and behind furniture. Make sure to pull everything out and go for the hard-to-reach areas.
5. Sanitize as you organize.
If you decide to organize drawers, closets, storage areas, etc., sanitize as you go. If you organize first, you’ll only have to take everything back out to clean it later.
6. Eliminate unnecessary items.
Don’t be afraid to throw away trash or donate extra clutter. You’ll feel better in the long run.
7. Don’t worry about “picking up” until everything has been deep cleaned.
If you finish deep cleaning one room and the next day it seems untidy, don’t stress too much. It’s still clean! Wait until all the rooms have been deep cleaned, and then go back through and do a final pickup.
Spring Themes to Consider
A little decor goes a long way to boost comfort and morale. Once you have finished spring cleaning your home, take the time to create a living space that reflects your personality and interests. Remember, you don’t have to start from scratch. A minor change of scenery may be all the “spring decorating” you need. Consider these spring themes.
- Light and Airy
- Pops of Color
- Natural and Botanical
- Bright and Cheerful
Sometimes a minor adjustment is all you need. However, if you have a modular home, remember that you can schedule a home addition any time you wish.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of modular homebuilding, do not hesitate to call us today. At Next Modular, we know that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make. As an experienced modular home builder, we are committed to being your guiding light through this process.