Spring is in the air, and that means turning our focus to cleaning and organization. We'd all rather be knitting, though, so instead of undertaking a deep spring clean, we're going to focus on 10 tips to quickly and easily clear the cobwebs (both literally and metaphorically).
Follow along to freshen up your space and get back to knitting!
1. Open your windows and let the fresh air in.
You've most likely been keeping those windows closed all winter, giving dust and smells a chance to build up. Opening up your windows not only freshens the air, it allows you to enjoy the sounds of spring as you clean!
3. Edit books and patterns
Browse your bookshelves and pattern library to see if there is anything you don't plan on using or reading again. Likely, you know a newer knitter who would love to expand their library!
5. Quality check!
When is the last time you checked the quality of your supplies? Doing a quick check each year of all your notions and office supplies helps you make sure everything is in working order. If anything is broken and unfixable (or if you have too many of something), let it go. Dried-out pens, broken pencils, broken stitch markers and bent needles that you can no longer make work are not doing you any good... clear them out!
6. Clear the dust
Start from the top of the room and work your way to the floor. First, dust any cobwebs lingering in the corners and ceiling and around light fixtures. Next get the frames of any artwork and the tops of outlet and light switch covers. Lastly, wipe down horizontal surfaces like tables and shelves. If your table legs have cross beams, don't forget to get those too!
7. Wash your windows to let more sunshine in.
As we begin to get more and more sunshine, dirty windows will become more noticeable. Instead of letting them bother you, take ten minutes to wash both the inside and outside of the windows in your space.
9. Treat Yourself!
You're working hard to keep your space clean and organized! Why not treat yourself to some new storage options? Replace any broken storage containers or cardboard boxes with something pretty and functional.
10. Last but not least:
With all the dusting, pulling out of projects and moving things around, your floors might need some TLC. Do a quick sweep or vacuum of your floors (don't forget the edges) to really make the space feel clean!