There are times when life is just too busy for cleaning…especially for deep Spring Cleaning! Thankfully, you can make a big impact on the look of your home by just cleaning a few key areas.
One easy fix is to make your entry way look new again.
Spring Cleaning: Doors
I don’t know why, but the doors and door frames around our home are incredibly dirty. It’s apparent by the scuff marks that the doors are kicked quite a bit. I’m actually kind of baffled by this! Not to mention the hand prints strategically placed 2 feet above the floor. I’m blaming the toddler for those but I’m sure us adults have a small part in that too.
The scuffs, dirt, and sticky hand prints are most obvious on the white doors, but the dark ones are equally dirty…just not as visible!
Take a second to go look at your entryway door. Can you see dirt on the door or door frame? Think about how a guest feels when they enter your home. They may not consciously notice the dirt, but subconsciously they do! That is why I cringe when a guests enters our home through the garage door…for some reason, that one is disgusting!
What to do:
Cleaning the doors will most likely be as simple as wiping them down with a wet rag. In some cases, a good all-purpose cleaner may be needed. Just pay attention to the actual door, door knob, door frame and threshold and you’ll make a BIG impact in the cleanliness of your home.
Spring Cleaning: Walls
Remember the hand prints I mentioned above? Well, in our home, they aren’t just on the doors. They are everywhere. Our walls are in constant need of touch-up paint for this reason alone!
Perhaps you can relate if you have little ones at home too. Perhaps you can relate if you don’t have little ones at home!
What to do:
If you have extra paint hanging around, grab a brush and get to work. Just make sure you stir it first so you get the right shade.
Ask me how I know this is so important!
While your thinking about paint, you may want to check out these tips for remembering the paint colors used in your home.
If you only clean your walls and doors this Spring, you will make a big impact on your home. But if you want to deep clean your entire home, check out the ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST and follow along!
Do your walls and doors look brand new? Or could they use a little touching up?