Spring is right around the corner! Some choose to deep clean their house to get ready for the new season. The spring cleaning tasks aren’t done as part of regular cleaning, so they’re completed once a year (or maybe a couple times a year). You might be curious what type of tasks fall under the spring cleaning category. Don’t worry…we’ll cover all of that room by room.
Baseboards easily collect dirt and grime, but often get overlooked. To clean your baseboards, start with dry dusting them with either a microfiber cloth or a vacuum cleaner attachment. Dip a cloth in a cleaning solution (a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of water), wring it out so it’s damp, and wipe down all of the baseboards. Replace your cleaning solution if it starts to look dirty.
Another area that often gets banged up are your walls. To protect the paint, use mild cleaners and gentle scrubbing to remove dirt, marks, and grime.
Blinds also can use a spring cleaning. They collect a lot of dust as well as pet fur and dander. You can either use a vacuum attachment, microfiber cloth or a microfiber mini blind duster. Leave the blinds in the open position and run the duster or cloth from top to bottom. Working from the top ensures that any dust that falls while cleaning blinds will be removed as you make your way to the lowest level.
There are few other tasks that can help. In addition, wash your windows both inside and out. You can dust and shine overhead lights as well as lamp shades and light fixtures.
Bathrooms get cleaned a lot but there are some areas that don’t get touched. Spring cleaning is your chance to take care of the following:
- Dust all surfaces, including decorative items, ceiling corners, and wall hangings.
- Remove items from cabinets and wipe them down.
- Vacuum heating and exhaust vents.
- Wash and/or replace shower liners and shower curtains.
Kitchens also get cleaned often, but once a year it’s good to do the following:
- Clean out the pantry to remove any expired items or items you won’t eat.
- Wipe the inside and outside of kitchen cabinets.
- Deep clean the oven.
- Move your fridge to vacuum and mop behind it. While you have it moved, vacuum the coils on the back of the fridge.
- Deep clean the fridge’s shelves and bins.
To spring clean your living room, complete the following:
- Dust your mirrors, frames, and decorative items.
- Vacuum upholstered furniture and lamp shades.
- Dust your light fixtures.
- Steam clean your throw pillows and blankets. If blankets are washable, then toss them in the washer.
- Dust and polish furniture.
- Vacuum and shampoo carpets – mop and wax if necessary.
Spring is the perfect time to wash everything in your bedroom, including:
- Wash all bedding.
- Wash all of your bed and throw pillows either using steam or a washing machine.
- Flip your mattress unless it’s a pillow top. In that case, then rotate it.
- Go through your closet and donate items you don’t wear anymore.
- Go through makeup and other beauty products to clean out items you don’t use or may be expired.
If you’re short on time or would prefer the effectiveness of a professional cleaner, contact us for a free estimate. We can customize a cleaning plan that’s tailored to fit your needs. We’d love to help!