It’s time getting your home looking and feeling clean and fresh for summer.
1. Make a Cleaning Checklist
Scope out your home: What areas need the most work? Where do you skip during routine cleaning? Those are the best places to start. Regardless of where you start, having a plan will keep you focused on the task at hand. Just go room by room. Need some help? Below is a simple checklist to help you out!
2. De-Clutter Studies show that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. It signals to your brain that work isn’t done. You may be surprised how fresh you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.
3. Always Work From the Top to the Bottom
When you think about how to spring clean your home, it’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans first. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. It will save you time.
4. Walls and Windows Need Some Attention Too!
People almost always clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top). Remove and wipe down the window screens outside.
When it comes to the actual window, we don’t suggest using chemical cleaners. A steam cleaner with a squeegee is a great way to clean windows.
5. Kitchens and Bathrooms
Don’t fear cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms! Here are a few common trouble areas people forget about:
Wipe down your cabinets.
Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items.
If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues.
Go through your cosmetics drawer or medicine cabinet and throw away any expired items.
You should also consider installing or upgrading to a new bathroom fan. Replacing an existing fan or adding a new one can help to ensure your bathroom remains in top notch condition. They are great for ventilating moisture during showers and removing odors/vapors. Depending on the unit you select, it may even come with built-in lighting, automatic operation, and other user-friendly features.
6. Don't Forget About the Air
The best way to ensure healthy spring air void of allergens, indoor chemicals or odors is with an air purifier. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or wakes up stuffy during allergy season, adding an air purifier to his/her bedroom will help.
7. Give Your Space A Good Vacuum
If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum, look for a vacuum with attachments like dusting brushes, crevice tools and hoses that can be used to clean more than just your floor. These tools make it simple to clean ceiling fans, cobwebs in corners, pillows, and tight spaces like behind furniture. Be sure to move your furniture too (or at least vacuum under it). Arm yourself with a good HEPA vacuum, and you’ll enjoy a healthy, clean home all of spring season.
Follow these spring cleaning tips to make your season change a breeze. Top tips include make a schedule, start by de-cluttering, always work top-to-bottom and don’t forget about cleaning your air.