Woohoo, spring is here! But the spring cleaning is here, too. Once the days become warmer, it’s time to put away your heavy winter clothes, open your windows and get your home ready for this exciting new season with some deep cleaning. If you don’t know where to start or how to deep clean your home, take a careful look at this guide.
Make your stainless steel sparkle
If you decided to pay a lot of money for your stainless steel appliances, make sure to keep them shiny and clean. Use a spray made for stainless steel to make the surfaces sparkle in the spring sun. Just don’t spray too much of the cleaner, otherwise, you might end up with a grimy surface.
Clean your windows
In order to let all that warm sunshine into your home, make sure to tackle your windows, both from the inside and the out. If you live in a house, this shouldn’t be a huge problem, but apartments are another story, especially if you have one of those windows that don’t open completely. In that case, get some magnetic cleaners that will allow thorough cleaning without putting yourself in danger. Just make sure to pick a cloudy day for your window washing to avoid those ugly smudges.
Wash your linens
Hopefully, you don’t wash your bed linen only during spring cleaning, but this is a great time to freshen up your throw pillows and comforters. Most of your sleeping accessories can be simply thrown into the washing machine and given a fresh look and smell. Pro tip: don’t forget to check the manufacturer’s label with the washing instructions first!
Freshen up your carpets
Good news is that you don’t have to professionally clean your carpets and rugs every year. Every four or five years is totally fine, especially if they don’t get too much traffic. As a matter of fact, overcleaning your carpets can contribute to wear and tear, so be moderate. However, if you notice some stains during the vacuuming, you can treat them with ammonia, vinegar or even club soda. But, if you haven’t had your carpets deep-cleaned in a while, make sure to do it this spring.
Revive your bathroom
Springtime is perfect for giving your bathroom a thorough cleaning, paying special attention to the tiles. For a nice clean, choose a pH neutral cleaner or opt for an eco-friendly homemade solution with water and baking soda. Just half a cup of baking soda mixed with 2 gallons of water will be enough to cover all the tiled surfaces. If you notice some nasty mold on the grout, make a baking soda paste (add just a bit of water until the mixture can be nicely spread) and scrub the grout until it’s clean. If that doesn’t work, think about regrouting.
Take care of your shared spaces
If you happen to live in a building or strata, you know how hard it can be to keep your shared spaces clean and tidy. Every neighbor has their own opinion on the cleaning methods and schedule, so it’s always better to call a professional. Your local strata cleaning experts can clean everything from your staircases and balustrades to your ceilings! Experts always have the best techniques and tools and they usually do an amazing job. Your building will be perfectly clean for spring and you won’t have to break a sweat.
Don’t forget about your walls
If you want to retain that crisp wall color for years to come, you might want to consider some regular maintenance. If you find any wall spots during your spring cleaning, you can use a sponge and some water to gently clean it. In case that doesn’t work, add some dishwasher to the water (opt for a mild formula) and start dabbing. Rinse the spot with water, dry and you’ll have a perfectly clean wall!
Clean your outdoor spaces
If you’re lucky to have a balcony or a patio with some nice furniture, make sure to clean them for the spring hangouts. Wipe down your patio chairs and tables with dish soap and water and hose it off. It’s a very simple yet effective way to prepare your furniture for the outdoor season.
Spring cleaning isn’t as bad as you think it is, especially if you know how to tackle it. So, roll up your sleeves and start your chores before the sunny spring days arrive.