When spring is in the air, the time is right for sprucing up. Spring cleaning provides an opportunity to take advantage of longer days. Fresh air that brings aromas of new grass and budding flowers inspires energy that makes doing chores just a little bit easier. Ready to embark on your spring cleaning adventures? Check out these helpful tips!
Starting with the Closets
Unused clothing that clutters closets makes an excellent gift for a homeless shelter, and removing it creates space for clothes that get regular use. With reclaimed space available, organizing the remaining clothes saves time in morning routines. Grouping apparel by color, length and frequency of use makes a closet more visually appealing.
Cleaning the Walls
Children’s crayon drawings may seem difficult to remove, but a spray lubricant and elbow grease can make them easily disappear! Frequently touched surfaces gather dirt and grime over the winter months, and they can easily go unnoticed. Pay close attention so that you can notice these often overlooked spots. A grease-cutting household cleaner can remove smudges from light switch plates as part of a general spring cleaning.
Refreshing the Carpets
Giving the carpets a fresh look is one of the most basic activities of spring cleaning. In addition to vacuuming them every week, cleaning with wet or dry methods once or twice a year can help carpets retain their impressive appearance. Carpet cleaning equipment, such as steam cleaners, are often available for rent at grocery stores and other outlets.
Treating Granite Countertops
Natural stone enhances the appearance of a kitchen, but it needs help in resisting stains that are not found in its natural environment. The best approach is to clean a stain before it has a chance to set, and it is helpful to seal granite sufficiently. Coffee and juices can create stains that disappear with hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia in water.
Dusting the Furniture
Air conditioner ductwork that performs efficiently can prevent dust from settling on tables in enclosed areas. Fresh air that enters through open doors and windows is pleasing, but it carries particulates that require a dust cloth to remove. As a finishing touch to a successful spring cleaning, dusted and polished furniture makes a great final impression! Mirrors can sparkle with a wipe down from a lint free cloth and warm water instead of ammonia or vinegar.
With these helpful tips, you’re on your way to a beautiful spring-ready home!