Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

10 Spring Cleaning Tips

spongeSpring cleaning doesn’t have to feel overwhelming.

Sure, the dust has had a year to accumulate, but you can bust that unwanted stuff in a hurry with these 10 spring cleaning tips.

Get your home in order and sparkling just in time for warmer weather. Then, open the windows and enjoy!Window Treatments

Take down curtains and shades and use a soapy cloth to clean trim and individual blinds. If your curtains are machine washable, throw them in to freshen up.

Windows

There’s nothing better for adding sparkle to your home than cleaning windows. Use a microfiber cloth and a degreasing glass and surface cleaner to shine them up.

Mattresses

Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to flip and rotate your mattress. Your back will appreciate the less-used surface.

Fridge

Who knows what could be lurking behind your favorite bottle of juice. Empty the fridge, throw away the bad stuff and clean the surfaces. Then put everything back and breathe in the freshness.

Stovetops

Burners can become a trap for all kinds of cooking debris. Take out burners and clean the spaces underneath. If you have a glasstop stove, use cleaner to scrub away grease and grime.

Cabinets

Cabinets can become cluttered quickly, which means an annual cleanup is much needed. Get rid of pots and pans you don’t use, remove everything else and wipe down cabinet surfaces with a degreasing cleaning solution. If your cabinets house storage items like artificial Christmas tree decorations or family heirlooms, consider moving these items to a garage or shed. A Christmas tree storage bag will keep your holiday centerpiece safe. Organizing bins also work well for storage.

Carpets

Use a spot cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean spots that can be scrubbed away manually. If your carpets require deeper cleaning, consider hiring a pro.

Bathrooms

Grab an old toothbrush and some bleach and get into the small spaces of your bathroom. The spaces and grooves in shower doors often collect grimy mildew and mold. Use the bleach and toothbrush to get rid of the grime.

Batteries

Spring cleaning is a great time to replace batteries in remotes, smoke alarms and clocks.

Ceiling Fans

These spinning fixtures can house inches of dust. Blast the grime with a degreasing solution or use a sweeper with an attachment brush to attack the buildup.