The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming…spring is finally here! You know what that means…spring cleaning! But who has the time to tackle spring cleaning? We have good news, check out our spring cleaning shortcuts below!
Area Rugs and Carpeting
Don’t worry about emptying a room to vacuum! Just move furniture out of the way and replace as you go. For rooms with area rugs, just roll up the rugs and vacuums beneath. For rooms with wall-to-wall carpeting, use the edger vacuum attachment to clean the space between the baseboard and the floor. (Tip: while you’re down there, use the long-bristle attachment to clean the baseboard.)
Remove fabric window treatments and tumble them in a cool dryer for 15-20 minutes. This will shake the dust from them and leave them looking as good as new!
While the dryer is freshening your window treatments, dampen an eyeglass-grade microfiber cloth with water and use it to clean windows for a streak-free shine. Use a regular microfiber cloth over the woodwork trim.
Ceilings and Walls
To remove cobwebs and dust from painted or wallpapered walls/ceilings, wipe ceilings and walls with a clean microfiber mop. For textured or stucco walls/ceilings use a feather duster instead of microfiber.
For quick, deep cleaning on hardwood, tile, vinyl and laminate floors use a steam-cleaner; it’s a perfect tool for pulling up dirt and melting away grime!
For ovens without a self-cleaning feature, prepare a paste of water and baking soda. Apply it to the inside walls and floor of the oven, and spritz vinegar over it. Let this set for just a minute or two, and then wipe it down! If you do have a self-cleaning oven, be sure to set it and then go outside for some yard work…this way you can avoid those strong fumes!
Wipe off the top of the refrigerator with a water-dampened microfiber cloth. If the dust is really thick, moisten the cloth with cleaner. It is also best if you can move the refrigerator away from the wall and clean the coils with the brush attachment on your vacuum. Doing this will help your refrigerator run more efficiently and save money in energy bills!
Add non-abrasive cleanser to a damp microfiber cloth and run it along the inside rim of the dishwasher door. This will remove any accumulated food build-up. Spritz with water and wipe dry with a paper towel.
Spring Clean & Check
These spring cleaning shortcuts will help breathe some spring air into your home! Now that the inside is clean and tidy, it’s time to tackle the systems. Contact us to schedule a Spring Clean & Check from The Bosworth Company!