The days are longer, the nights are shorter, and comfortable temperatures have returned to our area. That can only mean one thing; spring is finally here. It has been an unusually long winter in the Carolinas. It was not just the cold, the winter weather, and the season that kept people indoors. Most people found themselves with some combination of children learning from home while parents worked remotely. Many of the activities we would typically enjoy during the winter were postponed or held at a limited capacity while everyone tried to help slow the spread of the virus.
Finally, however, the weather is right for enjoying the outdoors. At the same time, and with your family spending extra time indoors, your spring cleaning checklist is likely longer than ever. As you work through your cleaning tasks, it can be easy to skip or overlook furniture. Sometimes furniture hides its dirtiness well. You have to really dig deep to find what all is hidden below the surface. We want to help make sure you know the best and most efficient ways to give your furniture a deep clean. Here is a quick checklist to help you get started.
Furniture Cleaning Checklist:
- Make a Plan: Before you begin cleaning, make a plan and priority list. Create a cleaning schedule that includes enlisting help from your family.
- Gather Cleaning Supplies: There is nothing worse when cleaning than running out of your cleaning products. Make sure you have plenty of your favorite safe supplies.
- Remember What Not to Do: Be careful not to damage your furniture by using incorrect products or methods. Wood requires polish, and leather should be conditioned. You might consider bringing in experts for some of your most valuable pieces.
- Check Under the Cushions: You may already be in the habit of cleaning your couch and chair cushions, but there can be a lot of dirtiness hiding underneath. Spring cleaning is the season to vacuum and deep clean underneath the cushions of your chairs, couches, and sectionals.
- Clean Table and Chair Legs: The legs of tables and chairs are easy to miss during your routine cleaning. Show them some love this spring. Also, while you are there, make sure they are screwed in snuggly.
- Clean Your Bed Frame: Even if you are disciplined enough to make your bed every day and change your sheets regularly, you may not realize the dirtiness underneath your mattress. This spring, pay attention to your bed frames and make sure they are cleaned thoroughly.
- Pay Attention to the Often Forgotten Pieces: There are many pieces that are easily forgotten in cleaning routines. Make sure you show some love to those accent tables, nightstands, dressers and chests, ottomans, consoles, T.V. stands, cubbies, armoires, vanities, etc.
- Outdoor Furniture: Once you have deep cleaned your indoor furniture, you will need to turn your attention to your outdoor pieces.
- Tackle One Thing at a Time: You have already been cooped up inside all winter. Do not get stuck inside cleaning this spring. Make time to stop cleaning and go outside.
Reevaluate Your Furniture Needs
While you are doing your spring cleaning, you are likely going to be acutely aware of clutter. This is the season to reorganize and determine what you do and do not need in your home. It is also a chance to think about whether you are ready to make changes regarding your furniture. If you have spent all winter staring at the same old objects you are not in love with, consider selling or giving away those pieces and replacing them with something fresh and new.
There are different methods by which you can shop for new furniture:
- Shop by the Piece: You can give away or sell furniture one piece at a time. Then you can begin replacing each as needed.
- Shop by the Room: You can take on one room at a time, replacing the old with the new.
- Shop with an Expert: You can reach out for help from a local expert. They will be able to guide you through the latest trends and best deals.
If spring cleaning has led you to consider replacing your furniture, the team at Johnston Casuals is here to help. We have been making hand-crafted furniture right here in America for over three decades. Our factory is located in the charming foothills of western North Carolina. We would love to talk with you more about your furniture needs. Contact us for more information about the highest-quality furniture made in the Carolinas.