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Spring is near! That means coming up with a game plan to give our favorite spaces a spring refresh and shake off the long winter with some much-needed spring cleaning. Over the winter, the baby would have outgrown toys, clothes, and other items- so it is the perfect opportunity to purge and deep clean the nursery. Below, we share our favorite tips to tackle nursery spring cleaning- with a mix of projects big and small so you'll have a pretty, well-organized, and clean nursery to waltz into the warmer months.
Unlike the rest of the spaces in our homes, the nursery might be the hardest to spring clean. Purging is part of spring cleaning, but getting rid of baby clothes and toys is never easy because, as parents, we get sentimentally attached to the baby's things. However, purging helps clear the space, declutter, and make space for new age-appropriate toys and clothes.
The best part of nursery spring cleaning is how good it feels afterward. You'll feel calm, happy, and so in control every time you walk into the nursery and ready to enjoy the glorious warmer days on the horizon!
1. DECLUTTER the nursery
The first thing you'll want to do is to declutter the nursery, especially toys, clothes, and other baby items. Take inventory of everything and determine if the baby can continue using or has outgrown it. Next, decide if those outgrown items should be donated, thrown away, or stored for a future sibling. We suggest you tackle the nursery dresser, closet, toys, etc., separately to keep things less overwhelming and more manageable.
2. DUST the nursery
Nursery spring cleaning involves quite a bit of dusting. There is a lot of dusting to tackle, starting with the ceilings, vents, light fixtures, artwork, and baseboards.
3. WIPE THE WALLS
It's also the perfect time to look for stains or marks on the nursery walls and take care of those by wiping, washing, or touching up paint where necessary. Don't forget to wipe down the nursery windows as well.
4. DISINFECT SURFACES
Next up, you'll want to thoroughly disinfect surfaces such as the changing table, side table, etc.
5.CLEAN NURSERY MATTRESS
Your little one spends so much time on the mattress, so strip it and give the crib bedding a good wash. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum to remove dust on both sides of the mattress, and if you find any spots, spot clean. If there’s an odor, sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over the top of the mattress and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it.
6. VACUUM AND SPOT CLEAN THE NURSERY CHAIR
The nursery chair gets a lot of use and is overdue for a cleaning. Start by vacuuming around every crack and crevice of the nursery chair. Then identify any spots and spot-clean the upholstery if needed.
7. WASH nursery CURTAINS
Your nursery window treatments are also due for a spring cleaning. If they are machine washable, remove and toss them in the washing machine. Alternatively, you can use a clothes steamer to steam the curtains.
8. SHAMPOO / STEAM-CLEAN CARPETS AND NURSERY RUG
Whether it's tummy time or playtime-your baby, is bound to make contact with the carpeting and any nursery rugs. So shampoo or steam clean them with a professional-grade carpet cleaner if you have one or have it professionally cleaned. You could also rent one.
9.REPLACE filters, batteries and test smoke detector
When nursery spring cleaning, take a moment to replace filters and batteries and test the smoke detectors that keep your little one healthy and safe.
10. UPGRADE NURSERY STORAGE
Spring cleaning is also the perfect time to see if your nursery falls short on nursery storage and bring in new nursery storage solutions.
SHOP SPRING NURSERY STORAGE
Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by Tira Attygalla
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