How to clean your house for spring: A room-by-room guide

Warmer weather is on its way, so get your home in gear with our spring cleaning strategies, with help from expert Maeve Richmond.

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Ahhh, spring—a time of warming temperatures, blossoming greenery, and the guilt-ridden realization that it’s been five months since you’ve dusted. Yikes.

Don’t panic. This year, instead of going spring cleaning crazy, you can follow our handy room-by-room guide to neatening your house, replete with pointers from Maeve Richmond, founder and head coach of home organizing company Maeve’s Method. “Spring cleaning is a time to restore and rejuvenate the home from top to bottom,” she says, “and peel back the layers of dirt and clutter that accumulate over long winter months.”

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Let’s get to tidying.