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Spring Cleaning Tips

12 Must Know Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning is defined as being the practice of thoroughly cleaning the house in the Springtime. It’s especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter.

When the warm weather hits it’s a sign to bust open your windows and your cleaning cabinets.

You should follow the best practices of cleaning year-round so that you’re not confronted with such a huge cleaning job in March.

But whatever your preference here is a list of cleaning tips for your Spring cleaning project.

1. Let’s start with your cabinets. Overtime your cabinets get nasty especially if you don’t use your exhaust fan while cooking. You can use a good cabinet cream to cut through the dirt and leave the wood moisturized.

2. Now let’s tend to the countertops. When you first get your counters you should seal them and then once a year you should clean them and seal them again. Be sure to wipe up any stains as they happen with this great countertop spray.

3. Next, let’s go to the windows. Instead of just wiping down the inside, make sure you take to the outdoors with Hope’s Perfect Glass Cleaner during spring cleaning season to remove spots and smudges you don’t usually have time to tackle. Pro tip? Wash them on a cloudy day to ensure that the sun won’t dry the cleanser before you’re done wiping.

4. We’re moving on to the bedrooms. Wash your pillows and comforter, since you should be washing things like pillowcases and sheets every two weeks. These fluffy sleeping accessories should be thrown into your washing machine (just read the manufacturer’s label first!) two to three times per year. I use this laundry detergent.

5. Back to the kitchen. What’s the point of having stainless steel in your kitchen if it’s not bright and clean? To make your surface sparkle again, Adam Kamens of Amuneal Manufacturing Corp. suggests using a specialty spray, like Magic Stainless Steel Aerosol, once or twice a week. Make sure you don’t put on too much or you might leave the surface grimy.

6. For your refrigerator: (this means the outside and inside) Pull out all of your fridge’s interior shelving and wash them with warm soapy water. Then wipe down the surfaces that can’t be removed on the inside with a sponge before putting shelves back in their place. This natural cleaner is my favorite for this job.

7. Your Dishwasher: To ensure this heavy-duty cleaning appliance gets all the tomato sauce stains off your dinner plates, you have to clean it too. First, remove any bits of food on the bottom. Then, run a cycle with a specialty cleanser, like a Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Cleaner once a month.
8. Your Washing Machine: Don’t wash your clothes in a smelly machine. Instead, disinfect it with distilled white vinegar and baking soda to keep it fresh and high-functioning. Run the machine with hot water, then add the cleaning agents, and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Afterward, restart your machine, let the water drain, and wipe it dry.
9. Your Oven: If you ever start to smell something burning when you turn on your oven, it might be time to give it a deep clean. First, chip off loose pieces from your range, then spritz burnt-on food with ammonia. Sprinkle baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom, let it bubble up, then whisk away the grime with a sponge.

10.For cleaning bathroom and kitchen tiles with a cleaner that has “neutral pH” on the label. You can also mix baking soda and water for a homemade cleaner: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into 2 gallons water and mix very well. Then apply the liquid with a string mop or sponge mop. For grout, use the same baking soda and water mixture, but for tough stains, call in the pros.

11. For your carpets, less-trafficked areas of your carpet only have to be cleaned once or twice a year, and every 18 months for a bedroom. For higher-traffic areas, the most often you’d need to bring in professionals would be three or four times a year, although once you see that your carpet’s dirty, you probably should have it cleaned for health reasons. In between professional cleanings we use this carpet cleaner.

12. Your Painted Walls: Maintenance is crucial to keeping a crisp paint job looking fresh. To do this, Carl Minchew, Director of Product Development at Benjamin Moore, suggests spot cleaning your walls with a cloth or sponge and water. If that doesn’t work, dip the rag or sponge into water mixed with a little dishwashing liquid, like Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap (the milder the better). If the stain persists, apply a few drops of soap directly onto the wet sponge or cloth you’re using. Then make sure you rinse the wall afterward with plain water.
What are some of your essential cleaning tips for a thorough Spring cleaning top to bottom?
Take care until next time,
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