Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home.
Spring is the season of rejuvenation and renewal. It is full of transformations and the start of new beginnings. Temperatures get warmer, days get longer and flowers start to bloom. Say goodbye to those cold winter days because spring is here which makes it the perfect time to get your house in order and tackle those areas in your home you’ve been putting off. We’ve put together a list of cleaning tips for your home that are essential to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Clean Light Fixtures
Cleaning your ceiling light fixtures always feels like such a daunting task but once you finally get to doing it, it can make a world of a difference to a room. Before you begin, make sure to turn off the lights and let the bulbs cool down to ensure you don’t burn yourself or any cleaning tools. This area is a big trap for dust and dirt so using an extendable duster really helps to get to get to those hard to reach places. For a deep clean, remove the light bulbs for dusting or for a chandelier carefully remove the crystal pieces and give them a good wash.
Weekly vacuuming mainly consists of vacuuming around the fixed furniture in your home, with a real focus on what is visible to the eye and not on what may be hiding underneath. During your spring-cleaning, take the time to move your couch, your bed frame, and rugs to cover those often missed nooks and corners.
Spring is a great time to tackle washing your walls to give your home that deep clean you’ve been longing for all winter long. Not only does it keep your home looking and smelling good but also it can actually help to extend the life of your paint job. Dust off before you begin washing and always be sure lay down a cloth to keep the floor below clean and dry! For an extra cleaning tip, be sure to keep a door or window open to help speed up the drying process.
Make Your Surfaces Sparkle
Make your surfaces sparkle again by giving it a good thorough spray and wipe down. Surfaces are especially important in the kitchen where you spend the most of your time cooking and eating in. Keeping clean helps to prevent any cross-contamination among foods that come in contact. Countertops and stainless steel appliances such as your stovetop need your attention! You always want to have your stainless steel looking as bright and clean as possible with a good wash and polish.
Over the winter months, a lot of your furniture fabrics have absorbed dirt, body oils and germs. Your mattress and couch are the first pieces that come to mind that is in need of a deep clean to get them ready for another year of rest and play. Time for fresh furniture! Your sheets and comforter are used to being washed throughout the year but your mattress tends to get neglected. Pull out the vacuum and clean the surface and sides. Be sure to sanitize with a disinfectant spray for that extra freshness. Cleaning your couch may be a bit trickier as which method to use can really depend on the fabric and material. Most will be able to handle a handful of baking soda being spread across. This really helps to release any smells and breaks the stains in the fabric. Let the baking soda sit for roughly half and hour before vacuuming it away and being left with a fresh seating area!