[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left]Spring is finally here! Along with the warmer weather and looking forward to spending time outdoors, you probably want to open your windows and let in some fresh air. After being cooped up inside all winter, your might notice that your house is in need of some serious spring cleaning.
If you’re ready to freshen up your house, we’ve compiled a list of 10 spring cleaning tips.
Get rid of extra stuff
Going through closets and drawers and getting rid of all the stuff you don’t need or use will not only free up space but also make your house feel less cluttered. Having a garage sale or selling items online may also let you earn some extra cash!
If your carpets are looking a little worn there are plenty of carpet cleaning services that will come to your home and professional steam clean your carpets in less than a day. This can be pricy, so if you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, you can rent a steam cleaner from most hardware stores.
Wash blanket, curtains, and other linens to get rid of dust and freshen up your living spaces.
Spruce up the exterior
The outside of your house probably needs some attention too. Plant flowers and other plants, touch up exterior paint, power-wash your home’s exterior, and clean out gutters.
Washing both the inside and outside of your windows will make your rooms feel clean and bright. Rubber-edged squeegees are quicker and will leave fewer streaks than paper towels or newspaper.
Clean light fixtures, light bulbs, and fans
It’s easy to forget about what’s above our heads. Dust light fixtures and fans, and even the light bulbs.
Sometimes dirt gets into the places we can’t see. Check underneath and behind furniture and appliances.
Cleaning up is easier when everything has a place. Once you’ve gone through your house and identified all the stuff you no longer need, organize drawers, shelves, and closets so cleaning up is a breeze.
Your appliances are in constant use – and they get dirty! Wipe down the interior of your refrigerator and microwave with a vinegar solution. You can wash the removable parts such as fridge shelves and drawers and the microwave turntable in warm, soapy water. You can also remove the shelves in the stove for cleaning. In addition, most stoves have a “self-cleaning” option or you can use a cleaner which sprays on as foam and can then be wiped off.
Check the overlooked surfaces
There are many spots in our home where we may not notice dirt. The tracks in sliding glass doors, interior doors, walls, blinds, and baseboards can be overlooked. Most of those areas can be cleaned with warm, soapy water.