Choosing What Spring Cleaning Tasks to Tackle – As the sunshine begins to come around out of the gray skies and sticks around for long hours, many of us begin to feel that urge to start spring cleaning. The idea of getting a home clean from top to bottom in every area and having a fresh space can be exciting.
For some, the idea of spending a large amount of time getting every area of the home in shape again can be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing venture though. You can get the satisfaction of spring cleaning by just targeting some neglected areas of the home to help you feel like you have a fresh start for the new season.
Here are some Spring Cleaning Tasks that Can Help Turn Your Home from Feeling Tired to Fresh
Cleaning up outdoor furniture
Since the weather is becoming more pleasant to be outdoors now is a great time to get that outdoor furniture ready for more use. It’s amazing what a quick cleanup of your patio furniture can do to make it feel like your outdoor spaces are fresh and ready to go for more hours of sunshine.
Wipe down all of the mainframes with a sponge or soft bristle brush with the help of a mild cleaning solution of just a quarter cup of detergent and a gallon of barely warm water. This can also be used to spot clean any fabric cushions that you are unable to pull the covers off of and stick into the washing machine.
It is a great time for cleaning windows
One of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine coming back out from behind the clouds is by cleaning the windows to make it even easier to enjoy the sunshine flooding into your home. Window cleaning can be a very satisfying project when the weather is pretty and you are more easily able to enjoy the scenery through your windows.
A tip from professional maids is to use a simple solution of warm water with just a small amount of dish soap instead of those prepackaged gimmicky window cleaning items found at the store. Clean your windows with the warm water solution and a clean sponge and wipe the solution away with a squeegee and a clean towel.
If windows have a large amount of debris, you can add a few drops of vinegar or ammonia to the dishwater solution.
Cleaning upholstery and textiles indoors
It is a good idea to clean rugs and upholstered furniture at least once a year as well as any carpets. It is also good to gather up pillow covers, curtains, blankets, etc., and pop them into the washing machine if possible. These items are exposed to a lot of use and cleaning them will go a long way in making the most used areas of your home feel fresh and brand new.
Tackling the oven range and the washing machine and dryer
These three appliances in your home see a lot of use and are powerhouse workhorses in your daily life. It is a good idea to make sure you give them a good cleaning so that they are working at their best capacity. Take some time to get all the grime out of the oven and off the stovetop by scrubbing them down with gentle cleaning solutions.
You may be amazed how much stuff could be hanging out in your laundry appliances. You want to make sure that if you have a front loader, you are cleaning the door and the seal as well as any soap dispensers. If you have a top loader with an agitator, make sure that you are washing out the agitator very well.
Best practices for cleaning these machines are to carefully read the owner’s manual and cleaning instructions. If you do not have those for your machine you can web search your specific machine and look for breakfast practices or call up a professional and get some advice for best cleaning practices.
With just a few cleaning tasks of areas that are not often cleaned in your home, it can feel fresh and new again and maybe even spur you on and motivate you to tackle other areas of your home.
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