Spring has sprung and along with the season comes a long list of chores. While there are many spring cleaning tasks on your list, there are some that need extra attention. Let’s take a closer look at things you should deep clean for spring.
Let’s face it. No one likes to clean windows. Even some cleaning ladies won’t do windows. This means that there’s a good chance your windows haven’t been cleaned in a long, long, long time. Not only do you need to wash the glass, but you need to open the windows and get those gunky areas where all the dirt gathers (the window tracks).
Pantry and Cabinets
Remove everything from your pantry and kitchen cabinets, discarding anything that’s expired. Next, wipe down the shelves with a dry cloth. Spray the shelves down with an all-natural, all-purpose cleaner that sanitizes and is safe in areas where food is stored. Replace items so that they are tidy and organized.
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Top to bottom, every nook and cranny. Leave no spot unsanitized. Bathrooms harbor some nasty bacteria. Remember to wear some gloves.
You should plan to deep clean your closets in the spring and fall. You’ll want to remove everything from the closet and go through your clothing. Have boxes setup for items that need to be tossed, donated, mended, and kept. Next, wipe down surfaces and vacuum or sweep and mop the floors. Replace everything in an organized fashion.
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The oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, deep freeze, washing machine, dryer, and even your HVAC unit all need to be deep cleaned during the spring. Most of these appliances should be deep cleaned several times throughout the year, but spring is a good time to get one of those deep cleanings in.
Carpets and Rugs
Whether you rent a machine or call in a professional, your carpet and rugs need to be deep cleaned. The fibers can hold a lot of dirt and allergens. Spring is a good time to get this done because you’ll be able to open the windows and let the air come in to help dry everything.
Siding, Porches, and Decks
Spring is also a good time to pressure wash your siding, porches, decks, walkways, etc. You want everything to look nice now that the weather is nice enough to sit outside and enjoy it.
Last, but not least, give the garage a good, thorough cleaning. Now’s the time to go through all the boxes and discard anything that was moved out there, but you no longer need. This can be one of the scariest and most overwhelming jobs, especially if you’ve let it get out of hand.
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Spring is a great time to schedule some deep cleaning. Whether it’s your bathroom or your garage, there are several areas of your home that need a lot of elbow grease.