Babies grow very fast, and life changes so quickly, all we have to do is accept the changes and move on. Do you have outdated toys, decorations, clothes, and other stuff in your baby's nursery that you have not taken care of? The answer is probably yes. It is natural that as your kid grows, some accessories become outdated, and time is needed for a good clean up. Springtime is the best time to do so, and you can as well take this time to refresh your entire home.
Spring cleaning can be easier than you could think. The task of tidying can look tedious depending on how you plan and what you would want to use. Most people think that you need harsh chemicals, commercial-grade vacuum cleaners, and other expensive machinery for the success of the task. However, that is not the case. In this article, we cover spring cleaning tips for your nursery.
Let's get started;
1. De-Clutter the Nursery
Cleaning a nursery is more manageable when everything is out. You later take back a few essential items and dispose of the rest or give them away to charities. Another advantage of taking everything out is to reorganize and assess what your child needs at the moment.
Begin with cleaning the closet. Take out your baby's clothes and sort them out according to what your baby loves to wear and those still fitting. Dispose or give away those that no-longer fit or those that your kid doesn't love to wear. Deep clean the closet and take back the chosen clothes.
2. Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs
Toddlers spend most of their time on the floor, and you will often see them pick things straight into their mouths. Rugs and carpets contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may cause eye, lungs, and skin irritations. They also house bacteria, mites, and dead skin.
3. Read Cleaning Products Labels
Life has changed, and we have so many cleaning products in the market currently. A long time ago, the smell of cleaning agents and pine was associated with cleanliness. That is not the case now because the market is flooded with all kinds of harmful products but still smelling nice.
Babies have sensitive skin, delicate respiratory systems, and endocrine, and are very vulnerable to allergic reactions. When purchasing cleaners, seeing the word "organic" or "natural" in the label is not enough to guarantee the safety of the cleaner. Carefully read through the list of ingredients in detail before concluding on the safety. In case there is a chemical that you are not sure what it does, you can research to find more about it.
4. Make Your Storage Easy
Having everything stored in its perfect place makes your room look tidy with fewer things to deal with. Kinds of Stuff like toys can easily fit back into their original packaging. This is the easiest way to store them or instead get a basket where to place them.
Get your kid easy-to-use bookshelves, cubbies, and baskets for their toys and playing accessories. This will simplify your storage to a great extent. It is all about helping your kid to help you, more specifically, avoid fluffy things in the house.
5. Seek Help From A Friend
Getting a friend to help you with the cleaning is good. But it doesn't have to be necessarily a friend; you can get your spouse to help you clean. When you are two, the work rate is doubled, and at least you get someone to bring new ideas on how to organize things again.
Getting a friend is a better idea because there are chances you share more things in common. It is also motivating, and this can push you to do more than you had anticipated.
6. Plan Your Session
Spring cleaning needs more than you can expect, both mentally and physically. Depending on your work rate, set aside some hours for the cleaning. Remember to include breaks in between to avoid losing focus or drifting away. If you have a friend to help you with the cleaning; plan on what to do and what you will need help with.
During planning, make sure to arrange the activities in chronological order to avoid wasting time or inconveniences. Here is how to do the nursery cleaning.
- Strip baby's curtains and beds and take them to the laundry for cleaning. Meanwhile, continue emptying the rest of the things like books from the shelves.
- After emptying the shelves, use a damp rag for quick dust before scrapping them thoroughly. Also wipe down their destination.
- Using the damp rag or wet wipes, clean all wooden furniture, including your baby's changing table and crib.
- Use a vacuum cleaner or microfiber cloth to vanquish the vents. At this stage, remove all lampshades and dust them to allow more light in the room.
- Finish with the floor after getting everything in its place. Sweep clean, and mop the floor before finally vacuuming the rugs and carpets.
That is it! Your nursery will have a different new look and feel.