Most people pick spring as the ideal time to go through the house, hence the term 'spring cleaning'. Because movement is limited in winter-time, many people are unable to clean properly and get rid of junk. This means that proper house-cleaning is top priority come spring.

You can make more out of your spring cleaning by getting rid of clutter/junk once and for all, so that you have a spacious and tidy home. This article highlights a few tips to help you along for best results.

1. Make a list

Spring-cleaning can be daunting task if you don't plan ahead of time. Start by making a list of what needs to be done in every room and then schedule a day for each task. It is most common to start with lighter tasks like washing dishes and clothes, light dusting and picking up/arranging. Starting with readily accessible areas makes it easier to clean the out-of-reach areas.

2. Vacuum everywhere

Next, set a day for vacuuming and thorough-cleaning the floor. This might be the time to organize for curtain cleaning: heavy or complex-constructed curtains aren't cleaned often and may need dry cleaning. Simple cotton and polyester curtains can be machine washed according to label instructions. If not washing, vacuum curtains in closed position using a handheld vacuum with the brush attachment on. Move furniture around to vacuum hard-to-reach carpeted areas and the finish by mopping the floor.

3. Go into the closets

This is where the real work lies. You should consider getting a skip bin if you intend to carry out major decluttering. If your junk isn't enough to fill up a small skip bin, you can come together with (a) neighbour(s) to fill it up together. Go through the closets and remove no-longer-worn clothes: if you haven't used it in a year, get rid of it. Lots of useless junk gets thrown into closets when tidying up rooms. Good clothes and toys should be organized in boxes and given to goodwill.

4. Work junk-filled zones

Once you're done with the closets, work your way into more notorious clutter zones like attics, kitchens and garages. You may be storing old toys, damaged electronics, party decorations, chipped or no-longer-used dishes, documents and books and memorabilia in these areas. Sort out what's still useful into labelled boxes and toss whatever you don't need anymore. Avoid hanging on to too many things for sentimental reasons; keep what's really meaningful/significant.

5. Get help and recycle

If you can't work through all the clutter alone or with family members, you can enlist the help of professional junk removal services. These crews can help you sort mountains of clutter within a day as well as organize for disposal, including junk that needs special disposal.

As you work, try to see what can be salvaged, so that as little of your junk as possible ends up in landfills. There are recycling centres for things like old electronics, plastics, most metal and wood components etc. When you're done, you'll be amazed at how much room your home actually has!