It can be nice to finally get some fresh air after it starts warming up outside, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a home that looks and smells fresh too? Simply taking a day or two to do some deep cleaning around the house can make a significant difference when it comes to the overall look and feel.
Check out these spring cleaning tips to light up your home for spring:
- Remove lime buildup. The best way to eliminate that gross residue around bathroom faucets is to lay paper towels over it, pour on some vinegar, and let it sit for an hour. The acid will break down the residue, making it easy to wipe away.
- Clean the screens. Get rid of the dust and debris from the screens by brushing them down with a scrap of carpeting. This way you can get in the tiny holes to remove the particles.
- Clean the refrigerator. It’s almost impossible to keep the refrigerator 100% clean. But simply combining and adding carbonated water and salt will make wiping away crusty, hardened food spills much easier.
- Professional air duct cleaning. There are numerous benefits to having air ducts cleaned. While allergies are usually heightened in the spring, they can be even worse if there are floating dust and dirt particles around the home. But having a clean HVAC system can solve this issue as well as even help save money on the heating bill.
- Cleaning blinds. Drapes can be a pain to clean because each individual one, especially if they need to be scrubbed. But simply running a duster through each one may surprise when you see the amount of dust coming off.
- Clean the drapes. While curtains can be a little more difficult to clean, simply remove them from the window, take off the hooks, throw them in the dryer with a moist towel, and run a light cycle for 15 minutes. As soon as they are done, hang them back up right away.
- Clean the ceiling fan. Instead of using a duster, wipe them down with furniture polish. Be sure to wipe off the excess polish and lightly buff them afterwards.
- Fluff the pillows. While blankets, comforters, and pillows may already be a maintenance chore every week, they can still be fluffed up after using them everyday. Simply hang them up on a clothesline to be aired out outside.
- Professional carpet cleaning. Do you have any pets? Any stains on the carpet that make it look old, worn-out, or deteriorated? Contact ServiceMaster Restoration Services for a professional carpet cleaning job, using heavy-duty machines that are designed to pull out dirt and debris from the fibers.
- Wash the windows. Instead of using glass cleaner to clean the windows, use an old rag and soapy water to remove all particles and smears. Be sure to wipe them down thoroughly with a dry towel to avoid leaving streaks behind.
- Clean stainless steel. This kitchen material certainly provides a modern, luxurious look to the home, but it’s also easy to see every water mark and streak on the surface. Be sure to use a cleaner that is specific for stainless steel surfaces and wipe it down gently.
- Clean the shower. The shower area in the bathroom can turn a number of colors if it hasn’t been cleaned all winter. But instead of using a harsh chemical cleaner, fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar to spray on the surfaces, wiping them down with a scrub brush. If you find mold, proceed with caution, or call a professional mold remediator if the fungus has already spread to other areas.
- Clean the dishwasher. This appliance seems like one of the last things that needs to be cleaned because it cleans itself, right? Nope. If you look in the appliance, you may find food particles on the bottom that need to be removed. Then you can run an empty load using a specialty cleaner made especially for the dishwasher.
- Clean the microwave. Cleaning this appliance can be annoying, especially if food is not covered during each use. But simply putting in a cup of water and running it for a minute will make all crusty food particles feel like butter when wiping them away. You can have this done in just a few minutes.
- Organizing your closet. If you’ve been gradually losing your things over winter, it’s a sign to clean out your closet. As much as you may shudder away from the thought of it now, you will be thanking yourself down the road. Take some time to go through and get rid of any clothes you don’t need, and you may be surprised to find out what is left.
- Clean the washing machine. This is another appliance that is often thought to clean itself, but if it smells musty, you can use vinegar, baking soda, and hot water to clean it out. Allow it to run a load of hot water first, and then add the cleaning agents, letting them sit for a half hour to hour.
- Clean the bookshelves. Just over a few months, books can become loaded with dust that can trigger allergies. Simply taking them out and wiping them down can make the entire shelf look renewed again.
Who knew that there were so many things to be cleaned in the house? But even just covering the majority of these tasks will show a significant difference once you are done. There are also a number of ways that the cleaning can be made easier instead of spending hours on one chore.
Working with Professionals
While the results are worth the amount of cleaning that needs to be done, not all homeowners have time to be cleaning the entire house. This could be due to work, trips, simply wanting to spend more time outside, or the home is just too big for one person to handle all the cleaning.
If you have found yourself in this position, you’re not alone. The experts of ServiceMaster Restoration Services in Omaha, NE are always available to help around the house. Whether you need a certain area of your home cleaned or the entire property deep cleaned, you can count on our professionals to get the job done in a time efficient manner.
Give us a call at (402) 513-8306 for a free quote on our residential deep cleaning services!