The Spring Cleaning Guide
Spring-cleaning is a time for declutter and an opportunity to freshen up our homes. This tradition of thoroughly cleaning allows for a happy, tidy household just in time for the hectic spring and summer seasons. Whether you need a little help, or are just looking for a little cleaning inspiration, we compiled a list of tips, tricks, and instructions to get the best out of this year's spring cleaning.
Your refrigerator must be maintained all year round, but in the springtime you may need to clean it inside and out. Of course, this means pulling out all of those furry veggies, discarding old milk, and chucking those leftovers from the Easter holiday. To take this a step further, pulling out the shelves and giving them a thorough clean in soap and water will restore your fridge to what it looked like when you first purchased it. Give the outside a good wipe down and you’re done!
Over time, kitchen cabinets will collect all kinds of dirt and build-up. The older the grease stains, the stickier they are, and the harder they are to remove. Because stubborn grease and old dust particles can make your cabinets look old and run down, deep cleaning at least once a year is essential. To combat this problem, water alone won’t do the trick. Try undiluted white vinegar and warm tap water to cut this dirt and make cabinets look as good as new.
Okay, on to the good stuff. Organizing your closet is the first step to a less hectic lifestyle. Yes, that means its time to get rid of that blouse you haven’t worn in years, and those shoes that you’ve been meaning to get repaired. Chuck ‘em! You’ll definitely feel better afterward. If you want to take this to the next level, you can organize your clothes by color, and say goodbye to those oh so familiar chaotic mornings.
Now, this one may surprise a few people. Yes, your mattress must be maintained and cleaned! The good part about this is that it can be done while your bedding is in the wash. Just grab the hose of your vacuum and suck up all the dust, dirt, and particles. When this part is complete, sanitize with some disinfectant and you are guaranteed to get a much better sleep knowing that every portion of your bed is clean.
In order to keep your home looking fresh and like new, the painted walls must be maintained. Play special attention to the areas around your stove, and the walls in your kid’s room. Spot cleaning with a sponge and hot water should do the trick. If that doesn’t work add some mild soap, and your walls are sure to look brand new.
Who doesn’t love the sunlight shining bright through the windows in the morning? For those of you who decided to ditch the blinds, maintaining your windows inside and out is essential. Instead of just wiping the inside, use this beautiful season to venture outside and clear all of the dirt and problem spots. The sun is sure to shine in your home just a little brighter!