Spring is here, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! While tackling all of your home’s dust, dirt, and debris can seem overwhelming, we are here to help. This blog post will provide tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning journey a breeze. Let’s get started!
Raise Blinds or Shades and Wash Windows
Raising blinds or shades and washing the windows can be a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Cleaning window coverings can be done easily by vacuuming or dusting them whenever you clean your home. Then, when you give a thorough cleaning, start by raising the blinds or shades and washing them with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth using a downward motion. You can also use a mix of water and dishwashing soap in a bucket with a car-washing brush to brush from side to side before turning them over and wiping them down. With these simple steps, your blinds or shades will look as good as new!
Clean Under Furniture and Appliances
To ensure a thorough spring cleaning, it is important not to forget to clean beneath and around furniture and appliances. Start by pulling furniture away from walls and vacuum behind and underneath it. Pay special attention to the corners and crevices, too. While you are back there, do not also forget to clean the woodwork and air vents. Vacuuming from the top down will help capture any dust that has already fallen. Wipe down all remaining hard surfaces, such as wood furniture, shelves, and built-ins, with a soft cloth, surface cleaner, or furniture cleaner/polish. This will help eliminate dirt, scuffs, and gunk. With these steps done, your home will be sparkling clean!
Organize and Clear the Clutter
Organizing and clearing the clutter in your home is an important part of any spring-cleaning routine. If you’ve been letting items pile up over the winter, it’s time to tackle the mess head-on. Start by sorting through your belongings, separating things you need to keep from those that can be donated, recycled or discarded. Create designated areas for items you want to keep, such as books, magazines and documents. Once everything is sorted, start cleaning up the room’s surfaces and corners and ensure you have easy access to all your items. Finally, dust off any surfaces that may have accumulated dust over the winter. With some hard work and a few hours of organizing, you’ll enjoy a much cleaner and more organized home.
Vacuuming floors is an important part of home spring cleaning. Vacuuming not only removes dirt, dust and debris from the floor but also helps to extend the life of carpets and rugs. It is important to vacuum slowly to allow the machine more time to remove ground-in dirt and debris. Additionally, it can help to use a dryer vent brush to loosen debris and dust before vacuuming. Once finished with vacuuming, give your floors a final once-over with a mop (wet, dry or steam). This will ensure that your home is sparkling clean for the spring season.
Dust Tables, Curios and Electronic Appliances
After clearing away the dust to improve indoor air quality, it’s time to tackle the tables, curios and electronic appliances. Start by wiping them down with a gentle microfiber cloth. At first glance, these surfaces may not appear dusty, but once you wipe one, you will see a noticeable difference. Using a mild dish soap and a cloth or sponge, scrub them clean and dry them with a soft cloth. Don’t forget to unplug any electronic appliances before cleaning. Finally, take the time to clean any globes that may be attached to the table or appliance before replacing them. A little effort now will result in a much cleaner home.
Wipe Down Windows
Once your windows are clean and sparkling, it’s time to wipe down the frames and sills. Start using a damp microfiber cloth to remove any traces of dust and dirt. If there are stubborn stains, you can use a small amount of non-abrasive cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar. Be sure to wipe in the same direction for a streak-free finish. Finally, add a bit of glass cleaner to the cloth and give the windowpanes one more wipe for that extra shine.
Cleaning carpets may seem daunting, but with a few simple steps, your carpets look fresh and new. Start by vacuuming the carpets to remove any dirt and dust. Next, sprinkle baking soda over the carpet to eliminate any odours. Then mix some hydrogen peroxide with white vinegar and a few drops of dish soap to dilute tough stains. Finally, use a carpet cleaner with a rotating brush to refresh your carpets between deep cleanings. With these tips, your carpets will look like new ones soon!
Dust Ceiling Fans
Dusting your ceiling fans is an important part of spring cleaning. Using a microfiber cloth or feather duster is best to avoid spreading dust around the room and eliminate any buildup. To start, lay a big towel or drop cloth on the floor or furniture below the fan. Then use a stepladder to get to the fan and wipe it down with a dampened cloth. For extra dusting, spray compressed air into the motor housing and use an extension hose for your vacuum to clean out any dirt. Don’t forget to wipe down the pull chain too! With these simple steps, you can ensure your ceiling fans are clean and dust-free.
Clean Out the Refrigerator
It is time to tackle one of the most daunting tasks of spring cleaning: cleaning out the refrigerator. Start by removing all the drawers and shelves and washing them in your sink with warm soapy water. Then, use a spray bottle filled with equal parts warm water and white vinegar to clean the inside of your fridge. This will help to deodorize it and make it sparkle naturally. To get an extra deep clean, mix a solution of 1 part baking soda and seven parts water, and use it to scrub down the inside of your refrigerator. Once you’re done, thoroughly dry all the surfaces before returning your food items and drawers into place.
Clean Out the Pantry
Cleaning out the pantry is a great way to start your spring cleaning. Begin by sorting through your food items and checking for expired products. Once you have removed expired items, you can begin organizing your pantry by grouping items and creating designated spaces for each type of food item. Take the time to wipe down shelves and reorganize items into airtight containers for optimal freshness. Finally, consider donating non-perishable items you no longer need to a local food bank or other charity organization.