Spring Cleaning the Home

Spring is here, so it’s officially ‘Spring Cleaning Season’. This is a time to clean the places that rarely get touched, and then enjoy a clean home for the rest of the season.

House cleaning product on wood table

Start with the mattress.
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to pay attention to the thing under the sheets. Take a vacuum to the mattress and get things moving. Spot-clean stains with upholstery cleaner or mild suds. After spraying, let dry, then sanitize with a disinfectant spray.

Clean Windows
Dirty panes are easy to clean with a rubber-edged squeegee. To start, dip a sponge into a bucket of warm water and a few drops of mild dish soap. Wet window; rub dirt away. Dampen squeegee; starting at an upper corner, draw it down pane from top to bottom. Repeat, overlapping strokes and wiping rubber edge with sponge after each stroke. Dry windowsills with a cloth. Clean windows, check.

Switch It Up
Change the direction of your ceiling fans. While the standard counterclockwise direction provides a pleasant breeze during warm months, you should run the fan clockwise in cold weather.

Clean Out the Refrigerator
This task is a daunting undertaking; make it more manageable by breaking it down. And, it goes beyond cleaning out the expired foods. The first step is to wipe up spills immediately so surfaces won’t become stained. Then, wash the interior with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of warm water. Wash removable shelves and drawers in the solution (let glass shelves come to room temperature first so warm water won’t crack them).

Clean Your Curtains
Vacuum and steam clean curtains or have them dry-cleaned. If you’ll be replacing heavy curtains with lighter ones as the weather gets warmer, it is especially important to remove dust and dirt before putting the curtains away for storage.

While spring cleaning may be an overwhelming task, but its something that everyone should do at least once every few months!

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