It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to tackle all of the cleaning projects you avoided all winter. So wait for a nice day, throw open the windows use these tips to ensure your spring cleaning is a deep cleaning.
1. Carpet Cleaning
Most experts agree that only highly trafficked areas need to be deep cleaned regularly so only the most popular rooms in your home are due for a spring refresh. If you do it yourself, test the equipment in an inconspicuous area first to avoid any mishaps. If that sounds intimidating, treat yourself to a professional cleaning, you won’t regret it.
2. Upholstery Cleaning
For routine wear and tear, follow the three step process of vacuuming, removing spots with an appropriate cleaner and finishing with dish soap and water. For tougher messes or delicate fabrics, consult a more in-depth guide(like this one).
3. Window Cleaning
Make sure your view of the changing weather isn’t ruined by unsightly smudges on your windows. Mix two parts water, one part soap and one part vinegar. Try using micro-fiber to avoid streaking but if that doesn’t work, wiping your windows with a blackboard eraser is a favorite window cleaning hack the pros use.
4. Cleaning Stainless Steel
There are a lot of ways to clean stainless steel (google it if you’re curious), but we prefer the simplicity of a dish soap. Frequently wipe down your appliances in the direction of the grain with a soapy rag and then a dry cloth. If you’re looking for that new appliance shine, you can polish with mineral oil, baby oil or store bought products.
Decluttering can be overwhelming but it’s crucial to achieving that clean home feeling. For best results, break the project into manageable increments. When you clean the carpets take a second to decide what items you don’t need to put back. When you wipe down your fridge, clean out the inside. Look at each area you organize as a long term investment in a cleaner home.
Feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day to get through this list? We know some people that may be able to help you with your house cleaning.