With the change of seasons comes the chance to take care of some chores. Spring cleaning is a vital part of transitioning to summer, but it can be a bit daunting. The key is to break it into smaller tasks. We’ve rounded up six spring cleaning projects that you can work on during your spare time. Check them out and enjoy a cleaner home, yard, and RV!
6 DIY Spring Cleaning Ideas
1. Repaint and Touch Up
Spending some extra time at home? Make the most of it by tackling painting projects around the home. Retouching areas that have been scuffed isn’t difficult, and there’s a good chance you already have the supplies.
Spring is also a great time to change the color palette. Turn neutral tones into cheery pastel colors to celebrate the spring sunshine. Now’s the time to have a bit of fun!
2. Dust All the Nooks and Crannies
Spring cleaning means cleaning the areas that don’t often get touched. An essential step is to dust all the nooks and crannies. Use a variety of cleaning tools, like dust wipes and a Swiffer duster, to get to hard-to-reach places. And don’t forget to move things around. The goal is to get rid of dust that’s been accumulating, which tends to hide in spots you don’t see.
3. Donate Your Unneeded Items
We’re not saying you need to go full Marie Kondo, but it might not be a bad idea. As you begin your spring cleaning, start gathering items you no longer need. Once you have a collection, sort through and see which items have enough value to be donated. Your donated item could be exactly what someone else needs.
Consolidating has additional bonuses for RVers. Space is already limited, so making the most of it gives you more room for the things you enjoy most. Especially focus on the RV kitchen, since space is at its highest premium there.
4. Clean and Prep the Yard for Spring
Getting the yard ready for spring is different depending on where you live. In warmer climates, it might mean using a leafblower and picking up sticks. In colder climates, you might have a lot of damp debris from autumn that’s been buried by snow. Some things to do might include:
- Raking and collecting wet leaves
- Picking up sticks
- Applying fertilizer or grass seed where needed
- Increasing watering
5. Plan a Garden
As you await summer, start planning your garden. Think first about what you want to grow. Is this a flower garden? Or are you interested in fruits and vegetables?
Once you have an idea of the type of garden, consider the climate you’re in and the soil you have. These factors will have a big impact on what you can grow. But once you consider them, you can pick the types of plants you’d like to have in your garden.
Finally, you can think about the design and structure of your garden. Sketching this out on paper is classic, but why not throw a little tech in. Try the Plan-A-Garden tool from Better Homes & Gardens to visualize your dream garden!
6. Wash the Windows and Screens
Part of the home that rarely gets cleaned are the windows. These objects, along with screens, pick up a lot of dust and dirt. They accumulate slowly, so you may not notice them developing, but you’ll see the difference after a good clean.
The inside of windows is easy to clean with glass cleaner and a clean cloth. The outside might need more work. Depending on how much dust has built up, you may have to start with a strong wash before focusing on smudges and spots by hand. This guide has some great tips for the process.
Screens are fairly easy to clean. Dirty screens can be removed, then cleaned with hot, soapy water and a soft brush. After, simply rinse each screen with a hose, let it air dry, and pop it back in.
We hope you’ve found these spring cleaning tips to be helpful. Don’t forget to share this post with family, friends, and neighbors who may also be looking to do some spring cleaning!