Spring is finally here, and it is time to give your home a top-to-bottom cleaning. A proper spring clean up can not only keep your surroundings fresh, organized, and germ-free but also ensure the well-being of you and your family.
If you are planning to get a jump start on your spring cleaning, here are a few cleaning tips for you. We have covered all the major tasks so that you can be done with your spring cleaning in no time!
Spring Cleaning Preparation
1) Make A Schedule
Put the big and most essential chores first. Prepare a cleaning checklist for each room and equipment required for it. You can also break the tasks down between different days.
2) Prepare Your Kit
Don’t start working unless you have all the tools and supplies handy. Make sure that you have everything, including rubber gloves, brushes, detergent, cleaner, sponges, glass polish, bags, and paper towels.
Declutter your home, room by room, for better cleaning. Removing all the unnecessary items beforehand not only saves time but also makes the cleaning task easy for you.
4) Work From Top To Bottom
Before you get started with spring cleaning, make sure to brush the cobwebs off the walls. Work from top to bottom, as this will force debris downwards, and you will be saved from having to re-dust or re-clean the room again.
1) Wash Windows
Wait for a cloudy day to clean your windows, as direct heat will dry them quickly and cause streaks to appear. Pull the blinds up and wash the windows thoroughly using a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Once done, pull the blinds down and dust them with a duster.
2) Clean Carpets And Upholstery
Your carpets and upholstery has absorbed a winter’s worth of dust by now and needs a deep cleaning. Hire only a certified professional for the job. Open the windows to speed up the drying process.
3) Wash Walls, Cabinets, And Woodwork
Whether you like it or not, your walls and cabinets need cleaning every once in a while. Clean them using a sponge and dishwashing detergent. Use sponge mops for higher spots. It is a good idea to use two buckets for cleaning – one with detergent water and one with clean water. Wipe the walls and cabinets dry with a clean cloth.
4) Clean All Fixtures
Clean all the fixtures in your home with an all-purpose cleaner, a sponge, and a soft cloth. When cleaning ceilings and AC vents, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft nozzle attachment. If your home has tall ceilings, it is a good idea to invest in a stepladder and extendable cleaning tools for safe cleaning.
5) Clean Bedding And Mattresses
Keep mattress cleaning at the top of your spring cleaning list. It is best to use a vacuum’s crevice tool to clean the surface and sides. Afterward, use an odor remover to deodorize it. For bedding, check the manufacturer’s label before putting them into the washing machine.
1) Clean Doormats
Your doormat is the first thing your guests see when they visit you. Hence, make sure to give it a thorough clean up. Occasionally, hose off, and air dry your mats to keep them looking good.
2) Clean The Kitchen Sink
If you have a steel kitchen sink, use lemon or baking soda to clean the surface. For heavy cleaning, add salt to the baking soda and scrub with a hard sponge.
3) Clean The Microwave
Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with a cup of water and chopped-up lemon or lime. Turn on the appliance and let the solution boil. Once the window is steamy, then let it cool for 15 minutes. Open the door and wipe out the inside and outside with a sponge.
4) Clean Countertops And Bookshelves
Give a wipe down to all your countertops. It is best to use mild cleaning formulas instead of vinegar or dish soaps for cleaning. Also, dust off your bookshelves and re-organize your books for a complete cleanup.
So, what are you waiting for? Follow the tips mentioned above and get started with your spring cleaning!