Spring Cleaning Tips
Essentially, spring cleaning is about clearing out the things you no longer use, while at the same time doing a deep cleaning of the entire house. It’s a time to declutter, reorganize, and complete tasks that only need to be tackled once or twice a year.
This all-out cleaning frenzy can take place any time of year, although spring is the ideal time to do it. Not only is it time to wash and store away your winter clothes, but it’s also perfect weather to open your windows and work inside and out. It’s an opportunity to air things out after being cooped up in the house all winter.
Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen
Our kitchens are one of the most trafficked rooms in our households; we make our meals here together and it can be a gathering place during the holidays. Therefore, it’s important to regularly give your kitchen a good spring cleaning. Start by sorting through your refrigerator and your freezer, throwing away any old and expired food. Clean your oven with cleaners that get rid of tough, baked-on grease and food spills. Clean your cooktop stove by removing the knobs, burners, burner covers, and spill catchers from the
Spring Cleaning Your Living Room
We spend a lot of time in our living rooms. When we come home from a hard day at work, it’s our place where we just want to sit and relax. We spend time there with our family watching television. When guests arrive, we settle there, visiting on the comfortable couch in the living room. Sometimes, we may even eat in the living room (even if we’re not supposed to). Light cleaning is fine when there is a stain; however, it’s important to give your couches and chairs a good cleaning every couple of months. A handheld vacuum is small enough to use in areas where you need portability such as couches, chairs, steps, and other places you may not be able to get with a regular vacuum.
Start dusting by starting from the top and working your way down. Get up in the corners of your ceilings by using a duster with a telescopic pole. Moistening a cleaning cloth with a little warm water and vinegar helps to clean even the dustiest of rooms. Don’t forget to dust your ceiling fans, tops of cabinets, and other high-up spaces.
Vacuum your carpets and hardwood floors regularly. Use the crevice tool to get in hard to reach places around your floorboards. If you skip this step, you can miss dirt and dust that can accumulate on your floors, and don’t forget about the dust bunnies underneath the furniture!