Make Spring Cleaning A Breeze With These Tips
Spring is just around the corner and for many homeowners, it’s time to start the annual “Spring Cleaning” where your home deserves a little TLC. It’s important to overlook the cliché aspect of this term and really give your space a deep clean. Here are some tips on how to keep your place beautiful and spring time fresh.
- All winter long, ceiling fans have not been in use. Make sure to wipe those down completely before turning it on and having dust fly everywhere. While you’re at it, wipe down all walls, tiles, window ledges and doorknobs.
- Wash all furnishings and couch cushions. The same applies for your bedding; change the sheets and curtains.
- Empty out your entire closet, wash those winter jackets and begin to put away your winter clothes in a box. Find fun in this step by opening up your boxed spring and summer outfits!
- For your living room, dust everywhere and change your center piece to something more “season-approved” like placing a fresh bag of potpourri.
- Let your furniture breathe if it’s been covered all winter. If you have carpet, sprinkle a bit of odour eliminator and vacuum your carpets.
- For the washroom, clean out cabinets and get rid of any old product. Shine your faucets, and clean out the drains. Clean the toilet inside out, clean your bathtub, scrub the tiles and wash the floors.
- For the dining room, polish the table, wipe down the chairs and ensure your center piece is in style for the season. Wash the table cloth, if any.
- Your kitchen should be cleaned on a daily basis, however for deep cleaning, the most important things to remember are: the fridge and freezer- cleaned entirely inside and out, organize silverware, clean the microwave, the stove, rewash dishes that are looking dull, and clean crumbs out of your toaster oven. Don’t forget to mop those floors!
- Organize your pantry by checking expiry dates of food products.
- Sweep your porch and replace that old welcome mat that’s been stained with salt and grime. Wash your screen doors and thresholds. Repaint if necessary.
Lastly, don’t forget the little details: Place fresh flowers in your kitchen, change your placemats, add plug-in air fresheners in various rooms and re-arrange your furniture for a new look!
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