Are you ready for spring cleaning?
Throughout the year, little cleaning jobs get missed. Spring is the perfect time to remedy this and give your home a full scrub, but it is easy to just go through the motions and make the same old mistakes.
We are here to help. Here is a quick-and-easy spring cleaning checklist to follow.
Spring is full of cloudy but dry days, which is perfect for cleaning windows. Too much sun will give you streaks on the glass, no matter how hard you try. A damp microfiber cloth should be all it takes to make your windows gleam again.
Surfaces and Fittings
We are all guilty of avoiding certain parts of household scrubbing. When spring cleaning, make sure to give your baseboards, door frames, and walls a good clean too. Unless they are really mucky, a little bit of dishwashing liquid in warm water should do the trick. Don’t forget hard to reach items like light fittings.
If you aren’t the only person in your home, get everyone to help. Move your furniture and rugs out of the way and get underneath them with a good vacuum. This will get all the bits you normally can’t reach. A damp mop will help to pick up any fine dust and dirt.
Unless anyone in your family is a smoker, curtains are normally clean enough to avoid the washing machine. Make sure you lift the dust off them with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum. If they feel less soft than when you bought them, put them in the dryer on low heat with a bit of fabric softener.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning. Tidying is just as important.
Pick up a few pieces of clutter in each room of your house. As you clean, remove these items and sort them. Anything you don’t need should be sold, donated or chucked.
Our wardrobes are often untidy and overflowing. Now that winter is over, you should pack up your winter clothes until next year. Vacuum bags are perfect for minimizing the space your clothes take up. It will give you more space and keep them organized and protected until next year.
Declutter by going through and getting rid of everything that is broken or things that you haven’t used since last year.
Defrost your freezer and give it a good scrub. Pull out the freezer and vacuum underneath and behind it.
There are a lot of jobs that get forgotten in the bedroom. Remember to flip your mattress. Blankets and cushions should all be washed. You may want to get professional help with this as they can easily be ruined during the drying process.
Your bathroom is probably the most cleaned part of your house. So, when it comes to spring cleaning, you should focus on spring clearing too. Go through your products and throw away anything that has expired. Throw away and replace any worn items such as towels or bathmats.
Follow the Spring Cleaning Checklist
If you follow our spring cleaning checklist you will have covered all the little things that slip through the cracks during the year. Remember, the most important thing is to be thorough. Check every nook and cranny in your home and give it a good clean!
If you are interested in keeping the freshly cleaned home feeling all year round, then contact us at Hour Maid. Our Chicagoland area team is dedicated to delivering among the best house cleaning services for your money.