The pollen is nearly all settled. Soon, it will be time for a good Spring cleaning. Here are some tips to get your home deep clean, fresh and ready for warm weather and to freshen up your biggest investment.
Make doormats welcoming: Buy new ones or shake ’em, wash ’em, swat ’em with a broom. Give them the toughest cleaning they can take. They’re your front line against tracked-in dirt, so keep them clean enough to function at peak efficiency.
Clean carpets and upholstery: Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear. You can rent a professional grade carpet cleaner or call in a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner to do the work and freshen up your home!
Finish your floors: To protect the floors in your kitchen from another year of wear and tear, wax or apply a sealer following label directions.
Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards, and woodwork: The walls may not look as if they need a bath. Just enough dirt and dust clings to vertical surfaces to need a seasonal bath. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.
Clean ceiling fixtures: Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.
Add the above items to your traditional Spring clean, and I bet you will feel like you are living in a new home. The hard work pays off as you enjoy the freshness!