Now that the flowers have bloomed and the air is fresh and warm, it’s time to get our homes freshened up as well!


Before you start your spring cleaning, its important to scope out your home and make a cleaning schedule. What rooms feel the most cluttered? Once you tackle the big items, everything else will feel like a breeze. If you still don’t know where to start with your spring cleaning, check out our favorite tips below!


1. Get Rid of Any Clothes You Haven’t Worn in the Last Six Months

It’s so easy to accumulate clothing throughout the year! The best way to go through your closet is to go through each article of clothing and think about when you last wore it. If it’s been more than six months, you probably won’t be wearing it any time soon! Donating your clothes and accessories to a local charity is a great way to get them out of your closet.

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2. Go Through Bathroom Cabinets

We all have a stash of beauty products in our bathroom that we know we’ll never use. From tiny shampoo samples, to expired makeup, to that lotion that doesn’t work but you haven’t brought yourself to throw away. It’s time to go through these items and part with anything you know you won’t use.

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3. Polish Wood Furniture

Periodically polishing your furniture gives the wood protection against damage, while also cleaning and disinfecting by closing any gaps in the wood that bacteria may reside in. Wood polish also brings out your wood’s natural qualities by restoring its shine and highlighting the grain. A great option is Curator’s Choice Fine Wood Polish. Stop by the Emporium to grab a bottle today!

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4. Clean Your Baseboards

People don’t pay as much attention to their baseboards as they should and they can end up being a dust nightmare! To clean yours, use a vacuum brush attachment or a microfiber mop to get off the top layer of dust. For any remaining dirt, wipe them with a warm water/vinegar mixture. Finally, dry with a microfiber cloth and you’re all set!

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5. Go Through Your Kitchen

Start off Spring cleaning your kitchen by tackling the grease. Wipe surfaces with a degreaser, then wipe again with warm water to avoid streaks. Go through your dishes and throw out plastic take out utensils, dishes with cracks or chips, or items that remain unused.

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Do you feel prepared to take on your spring cleaning? Leave us a comment sharing your best tip, and don’t forget to stop by the Emporium for some supplies to freshen up your home this season!

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