Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s the spring season and you know what that means: spring cleaning! This is the perfect time to prepare your home for the warmer weather up ahead. To help get you started, here are a few tips for that perfect clutter clearance.

Windows

Your windows may not have gotten any love this past winter. Use either a streak free glass cleaner or mix up your own (2 cups of distilled water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil). Wipe down the inside and outside and prepare to feel those cool spring breezes.

Closets

When most people hear ‘spring cleaning’ they think about purging old clothes. After weeding through any unwanted items, choose a method to organize the remainder. This can be by color or even the order in which you get ready. Whichever method you go for should make getting dressed a breeze.

Pro tip: Face all of the hangers the same way and when it is time to wear a piece, turn the hanger around. At the end of the year, get rid of the items that had not been turned around.

And let’s not forget the outside of your home! Here are some tips from Saluda Hill Landscapes to get your yard in tip top shape!

Pre-Emergents

Apply Pre-Emergents. Pre-Emergents are a group of lawn and garden products that offer homeowners a break from the vexing task of spraying and pulling up weeds, because they help to prevent weeds before they grow. Homeowners should apply Pre-Emergents in early spring and again in the fall. When applied precisely as instructed, homeowners will enjoy the removal of weeds without killing the surrounding grass. Weed infestations will also lessen with each treatment.

Landscape Design & Plants

Have the winter months left you with a dull landscape? Introduce flowering shrubs to add a pop of color to your yard’s curb appeal! Encore Azaleas, Knockout Roses and Gardenias are all gorgeous shrubs that re-bloom from spring to fall. 

Looking to create a focal point in your landscape? Use the charming blooms of Endless Summer Hydrangea to bring attention to your favorite areas of the front or backyard.

We can all use a little more privacy. Use landscapes trees and shrubs such as Nellie Stevens Holly, Wax Myrtles, and Leyland Cyprus to provide a natural, evergreen screening.

Bring in the spring season with fresh spaces!