Are you ready to give your home a proper cleaning to greet the spring season? Yes, winter is almost over, so it is time for you to ready your cleaning tools to give your home a fresh and clean look from top to bottom. Here are some cleaning tips that will help you start your cleaning journey this spring.
Start With Your Doormat
If you have put away your doormat in all of the winter season, it is time to get them from your storage. However, before you lay it down your doorstep, make sure that you have given your doormat a proper beating, swatting, shaking, and washing. You may find it moot to do so as the doormat will just get dirty again from all the dirt outside, but by giving your doormat a proper cleaning, you are giving it the chance to be in its prime to be walked over with dirt. Remember, your doormat is the front line in keeping dirt out of the house.
Clean Your Rugs, Carpets, And Upholstery
If you have taken the DIY way in terms of cleaning your upholstery, carpets, and rugs, then you have to be vigilant and try your cleaning products on a small portion of it at first. You have to make sure that your rugs, carpets, and upholstery are colorfast. If they bleed from the cleaning solution that you have, then you must use a milder solution to keep the bleeding to the minimum. Make sure that everything is dry before you place them back inside. A wet carpet or rug is very conducive for mold build-up, which is a health risk for your family. Thus, it is important to keep them really dry. If you are not sure how to clean them the proper way, then it is best to consult with the professionals to make sure your rug and carpet are protected, and that your upholstery is receiving the best care possible.
Give Your Floor A Finish
Your floor has gone through 12 months of wear and tear. The spring season is the best time to give them another finish as per manufacturer direction. You can have it waxed or sealed according to what your floor really needs. The simplest way that you can do to give your floor a new look is to wash and wax it. If you have a no-wax kind of floor, you can still give it a fresh look by giving them the occasional makeover. This will provide an added buffer that will help your floor last longer. You can use a floor cleaner that can clean and shine at the same time. For wood floors, you can start by removing any furniture off your floor, including rugs. Then you can clean your hardwood floor with liquid paste or polish paste. You can then give it a new wax coating for protection.
Wash Your Walls, Ceiling Fan, And Light Fixtures
It may look like your walls have not gone through a lot of stress all year round, but it is still important to pay attention to them to keep them looking nice and fresh. To clean your walls, you can use a sponge and a liquid detergent. You can mix the liquid detergent with a bucket of water which you can carry around. If you have a sponge mop, that would be very convenient. It will also allow you to reach higher surfaces that need dusting and cleaning. You should also have a second bucket of water which is not mixed with a cleaning detergent. You will use this to wring your sponge. Once you are done giving your walls a sponge bath, you can have them dry with a clean cloth.
After you have cleaned your walls, you might want to move on and clean your ceiling fan, that is if you have one. You may want to use a stepladder for this purpose. You will still use your sponge and two buckets of water for this cleaning. For your light fixtures, you can clean them with a sponge and an all-purpose cleaner. You can polish the surface of your light fixtures with a polish cloth to give your lights a new life.
Clean Your Refrigerator
Clean your refrigerator in and out. You can clean the insides of your refrigerator by using a sponge and a cleaning solution. You can start by defrosting and removing whatever you have in your fridge. Make sure that nothing you put out of the fridge will spoil by putting them in an insulated cooler. Once you are done cleaning the interior of your fridge, you can then check if the condenser coil behind your refrigerator needs cleaning. You can clean it using a brush with long handles and a vacuum cleaner for dust particles. To have a proper look on what’s hiding behind your refrigerator, you might want to pull it a few feet away from the wall. This will help you assess the cleaning that needs to be done.