Spring cleaning is known as the process of thoroughly cleaning a house at the start of springtime. This practice is often associated with households that endure long cold winter months.
We understand that getting the house cleaned after months of winter slumber is not an easy task. What’s worse is not knowing where to begin. There are several parts of the house that need your attention, but do you even have an idea where to start?
We listed ten important spring house cleaning tips you should not miss.
When it’s time to clean the house, you know you have to start somewhere, right? So why not start from the top–meaning from what’s up there. The ceiling with its light fixtures is the best way to go. This way, accumulated dust, molds, and cobwebs only have one place to go and that is down.
The next spot you need to care of is your windows. Did you know that you can focus on either washing or dusting your windows depending on what type of day it is? Yes. You can start washing your windows during an overcast day. During this time, you can avoid direct sunlight that can easily dry out your window cleaner that can leave unsightly streaks. If you plan to dust your windows, it is best to do it during the day when you can easily spot dust particles.
To clean glass windows, wipe using vertical strokes on one side and horizontal strokes on the other. This way you can spot streaks easily.
Now that you are done with the windows, you can start wiping the walls clean. Walls pretty much make up a majority of the house. This part may include wall lighting fixture, picture frames, and even mirrors.
- Counter tops, bathroom and kitchen tiles
Another important part of the house where major food preparation happens is the kitchen counter top. Tiled surfaces, which may include the kitchen and bathroom, can be cleaned using one part baking soda to two parts water. You can use a sprayer or a mop in applying the solution. Leave it for a few minutes then wipe. For grout, the solution can be applied. However, for tougher stains, it is better to leave it to the professionals.
While you’re at it, you can also freshen up your sink with a couple of lemon rinds. Simply rub the lemon rind on your kitchen sink and it will instantly smell fresh and clean.
- Stainless Appliance
These stainless appliances include your dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and stove.
Your dishwasher will thank you if you pay attention to it. Remember that this appliance needs to be “washed” too. To make sure it does its job each time, run a cycle without any dishes or bits of food at least once a month. Use a cleaner that’s specially made for dishwashers
You know it’s time to clean your oven when you start to smell something burning each time you use it. You can easily wipe off burnt pieces by sprinkling baking soda and spraying white vinegar. Notice how bubbles appear. Then you can wipe with a damp cloth. It burnt pieces do not come off easily, try leaving it for a few more minutes then wipe. If all else fails, there’s always the professional cleaners.
Refrigerators can house nasty, moldy and expired food. If left uncleaned, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria which may cause disease. You do not want that happen, do you? What you can do is to bring out food that’s inside your refrigerator and you can sort out what needs to stay and what needs to be thrown away. Then you can start cleaning the shelves and the refrigerator door.
- Utensils and Cookware
It is no secret that living healthy is making sure what goes inside your body is clean and germ-free. Well, you can start with your utensils and cookware. Sure, you always wash your dishes but nothing beats deep cleaning your utensils and cookware. Overtime, utensils, especially silverware may tarnish. To clean your silverware, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a special water-soluble foam to remove the tarnish. For copper tarnish, unbelievably, you can use ketchup. Yes, the acid that’s in your favorite french fry condiment helps dissolve tarnish on your favorite copper cookware.
- Carpet, furniture, bedding and area rugs
It’s now time to pay attention to the most abused parts of your home– your bed, rug, and carpets. While vacuuming can easily remove surface dust and dirt, it is important to deep clean them. Over time, dust mites and other allergens may have settled far beyond the surface. For deep-seated dirt and stains, you can always rely on your local professional cleaners.
The key here is to declutter. Give away old clothes that have not been worn for at least a year. Keep seasonal clothes, such as jackets, in a sealed plastic to avoid dust from accumulating.
Another part that needs decluttering is your pantry. The process of cleaning your pantry is almost the same as your refrigerator. Sort out expired ingredients and separate canned items and boxed items. Make sure that you list down the expiration dates just to keep track of what to consume next.
Now that you can stay outdoors longer, it’s time to set up the patio. Wipe your patio chairs and tables with soap and warm water just to get rid of the accumulated dirt. Let it air dry. Now you’re ready for a wonderful day outdoors.
There’s only so much you can do about stubborn grease, carpet dents, and impossible grout stains. It’s time to ask the professional cleaners for help. Let Cleaning Services Myrtle Beach do it for you!
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