Spring is that beautiful time of year when the days are getting longer and the weather is becoming more and more pleasant. This is also the perfect time to take care of neglected areas of your home by doing some spring cleaning! Check out these five tips on how to get your home looking spotless.
Clear Out the Fridge
Cleaning out your fridge should be a priority in your spring cleaning, as this is where much of your food is kept and it’s important to keep it clean. Make sure to pull out all interior shelving, taking the time to get rid of old and expired food items. Scrub each shelf and dry before putting back in place. A great simple cleaner to use is salt combined with soda water. The carbonation combined with the exfoliating salt helps to scrub tough spots clean.
Dust Every Crevice
Many people underestimate the necessity of dusting. Dust collects on any surface over time, and it is a source of annoying allergies for many individuals. Look high and low for any surfaces that have collected dust and use a duster to wipe them clean.
Clean Window Treatments
When is the last time you cleaned your window treatments? If you have drapes or curtains, it’s a good idea to remove them and put them through the dryer in the gentle fluff cycle with a wet towel. The towel will collect the dust, leaving your curtains clean. Hang them back up immediately after the dryer cycle to prevent wrinkling. You can also use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust and other particles in the fabric if you don’t want to remove the window treatments from the wall. For small stains, you can use a toothbrush with a bit of baby powder to scrub the spot clean.
Get Rid of Kitchen Build-Up
Grease and food particles build up over time around the kitchen cabinets, stove top, counters, and other surfaces. Use your favorite cleaning spray, wipes, or simply vinegar with baking soda to wipe clean all of these surfaces for a cleaner cooking area. You should also take the time to clean your oven. First, get rid of any pieces of burnt food left in the oven. Next, scrub with baking soda and vinegar.
Clean Both Sides of the Windows
It’s easy to clean your windows with the simple combination of a clean rag and soapy water. Make sure to dry them after with another clean rag to prevent streaking. Also, be sure to clean both the inside and the outside of the glass. Just cleaning the inside won’t make your windows sparkle with all that spring sunlight. By cleaning both sides, you’ll have crystal-clear windows that you’ll be proud to show off to friends.