Spring cleaning your home is an excellent way to keep it well-organized and looking great! It can also improve the overall health of you and your loved ones, and help you feel great after a long winter.
As you get started on your project, use this guide for ideas on having your best Spring Clean ever!
1.) Before you start cleaning, go through each room to remove unnecessary items that are no longer needed or wanted. While taking this step, return items that have migrated throughout the home to their proper location.
2.) Walls – Remove all superficial signs of dirt and grime from the walls and trim using a damp cloth & mild cleaner. Remember to show your cabinets, doors and other built-in features some love as well.
3.) If you have pets, spend time removing pet hair from each room. A smart way to do this is to put on rubber gloves and to run your gloved hands over all surfaces. You can also grab a lint roller for great results.
4.) Clean the front patio area. Sweeping followed by power washing is usually effective, but take time to clean or to replace your front door mat for thoroughness.
5.) Your upholstery can become stained, and may absorb dust, dander and other small particles over the months and years. Clean the upholstery with a vacuum. Follow this up with a professional upholstery cleaning service.
6.) If you have wood floors, spring cleaning is a time to give them extra care and attention. Depending on the type and condition of your floors, you may want to seal or wax the hardwood to keep it looking great.
7.) Focus on the ceiling by removing dust and grime from various fixtures. This includes the light fixtures, air vents and even fire alarm features. In some cases, you may need to wipe them clean with a cloth rather than simply dusting them. While you are focused on the ceiling, remove cobwebs from the corners.
8.) Move furniture. Spring cleaning is when you should move your furniture out of the way to vacuum. Vacuum the entire surface area of each room. Get help moving furniture as needed. This will help remove dust & allergen build up. Especially in bedrooms.
9.) After vacuuming the carpet, schedule deep cleaning service. Professional carpet cleaning services can remove carpet stains and odors, and extract dirt, pollen’s, bacteria and other soild that you cannot remove with your vacuum.
10.) While spring cleaning the kitchen, open the refrigerator door and clean inside. Remove all food from it in order to clean it as thoroughly as possible. Pull the fridge away from the wall to remove dust and debris from this area.
11.) Your range and oven likewise need to be cleaned at this time. There are many cleaning products that are designed specifically for this purpose. Show love to the interior of the oven, the cooktop and all exterior surfaces.
12.) Remember that your dishwasher can clean more than just dishes. For example, hard plastic toys may be placed in the dishwasher to clean them. However, you may not want to use the heated dry cycle for toy-cleaning activities.
13.) Steam your microwave – You may wipe down your microwave regularly, but spring cleaning is a time to deep clean this appliance. Use a solution that is half water and half vinegar. Place this solution in a microwave safe dish, and turn the microwave on until steam develops. This may take as long as ten minutes in some cases. Simply wipe the moisture away for excellent results.
14.) Extra clean for bed linens – Your bedding may be washed weekly, but it requires deep cleaning from time to time as well. Place your bed linens in the washer with a good dose of Oxy Clean. This can brighten your bedding and remove lingering odors.
15.) Deep cleaning the bathroom is also essential. Bleach works wonders on mold. For limescale that has accumulated, use white vinegar or a good lime remover to break down this tough material so that you can more easily scrub it off.
While spring cleaning can be exhausting, the end result is awesome! Remember that you can recruit the help of family members or roommates to enjoy faster results.
If you are looking to restore the health, luster and beauty of your carpet and upholstery, or you are just concerned about your carpet’s health in general, now is the time to do something about it.
Contact True North Cleaning Professionals today with any questions, a free quote, and to schedule cleaning throughout your home.
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