Summer is just around the corner. And with that, kids are out of school—which means more playdates, more houseguests, and … a lot more mess to pick up.
Spring cleaning may have passed you by, but it’s not too late to get your home in order to host that kickoff-to-summer barbeque.
As a mother to two kids, I know that deep cleaning your house often takes a back seat to making sure everyone is dressed, fed, and out the door every morning. But with the sunny days rolling in, there’s no better time to freshen up your home for a season of bare feet and sunshine.
This year, I’m vowing to stress less about cleaning and use short cuts when I can. While Amazon can’t bring a cleaning crew to my home, I discovered that it can make cleaning up a whole lot easier.
Here are a few things you can do to get your house sparkling like new this season:

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Make a plan

Make a plan
Don’t show up empty handed
Out with the old
In with the organized
Refresh, refresh, refresh
Relax and recover
Make a plan

Refreshing your home for summer is a whole lot easier with a checklist. You can ask Alexa to add tasks to a checklist of everything you need to do, and you can check them off as you clean. In the Alexa app, you can see what tasks you have left by asking, “Alexa, what’s on my to-do list?"

Don’t show up empty handed

Prepare yourself with the proper equipment and products for getting your home in order. Not sure what you need? Check out the new Dyson storefront in Amazon stores, where you can shop from a wide range of Dyson products, including the new Dyson Gen5detect cordless vacuum cleaner and the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde air purifier and fan. Plus, you can order with the added convenience of Amazon Prime to get fast, free shipping directly from Dyson.

A person uses a Dyson vacuum to pick up green dust off the floor.

Now that your floors are spick-and-span and your air is fresher than ever, you can start scrubbing surfaces throughout your home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, products in the OXO cleaning store can help you deep-clean your home.

Out with the old

Let’s face it: If you went room-to-room in your home, putting everything you no longer need into donation boxes, things would start to look a whole lot better. Start by blocking off time in your day to do just that, one room at a time. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can make a difference.

In with the organized

Once you’ve cleared out the things you no longer need, you can reorganize your must-haves. Amazon Home has a solution to tidy up every nook of your house, including the entryway that’s constantly spilling over with kids’ mismatched shoes and the hodgepodge of snacks in the kitchen pantry.

Refresh, refresh, refresh

Now comes the fun part: Add a splash of style and color to your newly clean home. Colorful throw pillows, planters, and outdoor rugs are fun ways to liven up your house and yard for seasonal entertaining.

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Relax and recover

Don’t forget to indulge in a little self-care this year. Tune out the noise with new Dyson Zone headphones, which have advanced noise cancellation to help you kick back on your porch. Restock your bathroom cabinet with best-selling Amazon beauty products, or check out the latest beauty hacks from TikTok with Internet Famous! Beauty finds under $30.

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Even if your spring-cleaning turns into summer cleaning, once you are organized, refreshed and ready for the season, that’s something to celebrate!