5 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring has officially sprung and with it the annual tradition of cleaning every-little-thing we’ve been neglecting the last three seasons. It can get overwhelming: What do you clean first? Do I have all the right tools? Keep reading to make this year’s spring cleaning simple and easy with our 5 easy spring cleaning tips.
Make a list of everything you want to accomplish. (You can download the sample list to the right, just right click, save and print!) After you have an idea of what you want done, take a look at the supplies you have. For example, if you want to deep clean your carpets you’ll need an upholstery cleaner (you can buy or rent these) and plenty of cleanser. If you’re mission is to spruce up the garage, you may need paint, new shelving, or pest control items.
Start at the Top
When you start your spring cleaning adventure, we recommend starting, literally, at the top. Dusting ceiling fans and other high surfaces after you’ve vacuumed can cause frustration when you get dust on your already sparking floor. Save your self some time and clean the floors, cabinets, upholstery, and washing/spot treating any area rugs last.
Feeling too overwhelmed? Don’t have the time? You can hire a reputable cleaning, pest, and maintenance services to help. Not only will they not miss a speck of dirt, they may also catch things you might have not thought of like cleaning the fridge coils or checking the efficiency of your washer and dryer.
Don’t Forget the Outside
We spend a lot of our time indoors, so when we think of spring cleaning we think of all the things within our walls. If you have a pool, lawn, shed, detached garage you may want to pay attention to those as well. Check to make sure your pool pump is working properly, and set traps/clean out any pests that may have found homes during the winter.
Clean Everything (Even if it Looks Clean Already)
Don’t let “clean” walls or floors fool you. Dirt can build up little by little over time without notice. Take a sponge and mild soap to walls with high-traffic, move furniture and vacuum underneath, wipe down cabinets, and make use of that self-cleaning oven!