Spring is in the air, and that means turning our focus to cleaning and organization. But we'd rather be knitting! So instead of undertaking a deep clean, we're going to focus on some quick things you can do to spring clean your space and get back to your knitting projects.
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
Next, 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, so 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.
During spring, we begin to get more and more sunshine, and 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:
As a result of 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!