Spring House Cleaning
It is a routine for many people to do spring house cleaning, a tradition that is passed down from one generation to the next. But more than that, spring cleaning has a lot of benefits and useful purposes. One of the most important ones is the elimination of allergens. If you have seasonal allergies, it is essential to get rid of dust, mould, and mildew that have piled up over the cold months.
According to experts, spring cleaning often removes clutter and results in an orderly household, which increases efficiency and energy levels. It also helps relieve tension, encourages concentration and makes you a happier person.
Known as a season of renewal, spring is the best time to give yourself a fresh start and a new perspective at home. The sooner the cleaning tasks start and finish, the more ready you will be to enjoy the warmer season.
Where to Start Your Spring Cleaning
It is believed that the best place to begin spring cleaning is wherever you are the most inspired to do it. If you have been dying to tackle your kitchen cabinets for months, then get started there. Or if you want to have easy tasks done first, then you can also do that. But the spring cleaning golden rule is to work from top-down. You wouldn't want to clean a surface or a certain room just to end up cleaning something above it which will make the surface or room dirty again. It's not a good idea to dust furniture or shake rugs before wiping the ceiling fan or vacuum the front door first and then the front stairs down to the second floor.
It is recommended that you use a checklist that tells you how to get around your entire home. Room by room is a good way of keeping you on track and to prevent yourself from being overwhelmed. Below is a guide or checklist for you to get started with your spring cleanup:
Tips for Spring Cleaning Every Room
Spring cleaning may sometimes seem like an overwhelming task which leaves you unsure of what to do and where to start. You are more likely to achieve success by breaking down the large project into smaller parts. Here's a rundown of how you can do a room-by-room spring cleaning for your house.
- Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans. Make sure that during the warm months, the ceiling fans turn to spin counter-clockwise so that they push the warm air up rather than down. Remember to remove the burned-out light bulbs as well.
- Dust the wall and ceiling corners. To get the job done, you can use a soft broom or a cordless vacuum and a step ladder.
- Clean the window tracks and windowsills.
- Clean the window treatments. If you can't remember when you last laundered the drapes or curtains in all of your rooms, this is the perfect time to do spring cleaning. Also, make sure to clean the blinds off.
- Dust the shelves. Remove from shelves and side tables books, knick-knacks and other things and eliminate all the dust. The most effective way to do this is through the use of a microfiber cloth since it absorbs the dust rather than simply moving it all around.
- Disinfect light switches, knobs in the doors, and handles in your cabinets. Just spray a bit of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner on a cleaning cloth and wipe every switch, knob, or handle. Dry them with a clean towel afterward. You also won't need to use towels if you are going to use Seventh Generation Multi-Surface Wipes.
- Wash the walls. You can use a Magic Eraser, very gently, to remove scuffs and stains along with a firm scrub down with a gentle household cleaner.
- Clean it out if the room has a closet. Clear the shelves and don't put back the items that you don't need or want. Get it all off the floor, and give it a proper wipe down.
- Clean spaces under the furniture using a vacuum cleaner. After having swept everything up above, remove all of the heavy furniture and clean the floor beneath them. To clean off the upholstery, use the handheld attachment.
Tips for Spring Cleaning Walls and Windows
Your walls and windows are taking a beating all year round. Giving them a thorough cleaning every spring is a great idea. You might not even notice many of the stains that they have accumulated. This regimen will make them sparkle in a jiffy.
Cleaning the Walls
- Dust the walls from top to bottom. Make sure that you reach corners and other locations that are hard to get to.
- Eliminate oil, splatter food and fingerprints using a solvent-free degreaser. Try testing the product in a small area to ensure it does not damage the walls.
- Pay close attention to light switches.
- Grab this chance to dust off some ceiling fans and light fixtures, along with the bookshelves, photographs and other pieces of furniture against your walls. A damp cloth fits well enough to eliminate the dust without scattering it around the room.
Cleaning the Windows
- To start cleaning the windows, wait until there's no direct sunlight.
- Detach the screens and dust both sides of the windows using a brush with soft bristles.
- Make a cleaning solution with one part hot water and one part white vinegar.
- Wash the window frames by rubbing them with a cloth that is dampened with water an all-purpose cleaner. After which wipe off the solution with a clean water cloth, and rigorously dry the frame.
- If possible, clean window treatments in your washing machine. You can also dry clean them when needed.
- Wipe the blinds using a damp cloth and the fabric shades using a dry cloth.
Tips for Spring Cleaning Floors
Be it carpet, hardwood, linoleum or vinyl floors, all of them require a thorough cleaning to remove dirt and germs deep down. You can vacuum your carpets and sweep your floors every week, but very often you're not likely to deeply clean them. Here are some tips on how you can thoroughly clean your floors.
- Using a regular vacuum cleaner, begin by going over all the carpets.
- Remove as much furniture as possible from the rooms.
- Put plastic underneath furniture that cannot be relocated. To strip the dirt deep down, use a carpet deep cleaner. This would leave your carpets clean and fresh.
- Take note that carpets that do not have backing require professional cleaning.
Cleaning Other Floor Types
- Sweep the floor surfaces thoroughly or you can also vacuum them.
- Take away as much furniture as possible.
- Clean and sanitize the floor using a steam mop. Steam mops use electricity to heat water and then release steam into cleaning pads that collect dirt. When used as directed, they also sanitize the floor.
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