Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is just around the corner! And you know what that means. It’s almost time to start to cleaning. This can be overwhelming for some, but for any homeowner it can be very important in maintaining your house and can even save you some money! Here’s some things to focus on with the upcoming season.
But where do you start?
Get Rid of That Clutter
A good place to begin is to remove the clutter that has gathered throughout your house over the winter months. During the winter, the air in your house gets locked in. This allows a great environment for airborne bacteria, mold, dust, dirt, and anything brought in from the outdoors to grow and spread inside. This can be especially dangerous if you, or someone in your family, has allergies or asthma.
Clean Carpets and Floors
After moving things around it is important to clean your floors. Floors should be cleaned every 6-12 months, and sometimes even more frequently if you have any breathing disorder or small children. Carpets can hold a lot of dust and bacteria, think of it as a filter. As time passes it fills up, and every once in awhile you need to empty the filter so things can flow freely again!
When cleaning your kitchen it’s always important to first clear it of any clutter. Clean all the dishes you have and put everything away; this will leave you with a nice open space to clean the things that get less attention.
After everything is cleared out, start dusting everything. Yes, everything! (This applies to your whole house) Ceilings, walls, photographs, ceiling fans, on top of the fridge, and anywhere else you can think of.
Next move onto cleaning ovens, microwaves, and the refrigerator. Clean the inside of the dishwasher, wipe down the counters, and make sure to mop those floors!
Spring cleaning is always a good time to get rid of junk, and for a lot of us that junk can be found in our garage. This, along with the clutter you cleaned out from your house are a good place to make some extra income. Set up some sales on craigslist, or have a yard sale! The extra bucks can be used for some family spring activities.
After emptying out the garage try and figure out new ways to store your items. Building new shelves and putting hooks up can be a great way to move things like bikes and outdoor items.
Get The Family Involved
Spring cleaning can be a drag. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Try and turn it into a game or competition to get everyone involved. Blast your favorite pandora or spotify playlist. It’ll be worth it when you’re finished and are able to breathe in that new fresh air.
Good luck and good cleaning!