Do you enjoy cleaning? While there are quite a few people who do, many people don’t enjoy cleaning, especially when the mess is big. When you have a lot to do, it is difficult to know where to start. If this is your case, B&L Ott is here with some Spring Cleaning tips for your Berks County home.

The first step is to just start. Find one thing you can pick up and put away. Once you accomplish one thing, you will likely find the motivation to do more. If cleaning your home still feels like an overwhelming task, break it into smaller tasks like the ones below.

Get Rid Of Clutter

A good place to start is by getting rid of things you don’t use anymore. Do you have random appliances, knick-knacks, or other items that you aren’t using anymore? You may want to hold onto them in case you need them, but more likely than not, they will just sit in your home and never get used again. They take up space and look unsightly. It is better to just get rid of most of these items.

You don’t have to get rid of everything, but if you have a pile of clutter growing in your home, it is time to go through it. Clutter can be frustrating to look at and difficult to navigate around. Once you clear the clutter, you may find that you feel happier and more accomplished.


Once you get rid of the items you don’t need, you can better organize the things you do need. Invest in some shelves, drawer organizers, and other organizational items. Make a place for everything in your home. Many times when something doesn’t have a place, it just gets left where it is. Then other items join it and your tables and counters get messy.

When everything has a home, you will put it back more often and avoid messes. This also helps reduce the number of times you have to scour your entire home to find what you are looking for. Having an organizational plan for your home saves a lot of stress and hassle.

Clean Out the Closet

While getting rid of the clutter in the rest of your home, don’t forget to go through your closet. You likely have a variety of items you never wear anymore. If they are still in good condition, donate them. Once you clear out some of your old items, you can go out and find some new styles to wear.

Clean the Kitchen

Your kitchen can get pretty messy. Things spill, stain, and get sticky. When doing some spring cleaning, the kitchen can be a project in itself. However, there are some ways to make things easier.

One trick you can try is lining your cabinets and refrigerator with contact paper. This way clean up can be as easy as peeling off the contact paper, wiping everything off, then applying some new contact paper. There are also plenty of different designs that can add some flair to your kitchen. Once you do that you can take care of other simple tasks such as mopping the floor, getting rid of expired food, and organizing your pantry.

Furniture, Floors, and Walls

Finally, you can finish with one of the simpler tasks such as dusting, sweeping, and wiping off your walls. It is a good idea to do the dusting and floors last as moving everything else around can stir up dust and dirt. If you leave these tasks till last, you can wait for all of the dust to settle and get more of it out of your home. Be sure to research how to properly clean your furniture, floors, and walls. Every material is different and requires different care.

HVAC Maintenance

Don’t forget to make sure your HVAC system gets attention while doing your spring cleaning. Change the filter and clear the area around both your indoor and outdoor unit. Then call B&L Ott near Reading, PA for maintenance. When you contact B&L Ott for maintenance, we will clean your system, make necessary adjustments, and let you know if it needs any repairs or improvements. You can schedule maintenance through B&L Ott’s website or by calling 610-927-5133.