The weather is warming up, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your spring cleaning plans. Most homeowners begin by cleaning closets and packing up seasonal sweaters, coats, and jackets, but many different spots are often missed during the average seasonal cleaning routine. Here are some places to remember to clean.
Clean Under Appliances
Your refrigerator and stove have likely been sitting in the same spot for years accumulating dust and debris that may even attract pests. During your spring cleaning, move heavy appliances like washing machines, ovens, and refrigerators and clean underneath them and behind them.
Thoroughly Clean the Drawers
Organizing your drawers during spring cleaning is one piece of the puzzle, but first, empty and clean the drawers themselves. Use a portable vacuum or vacuum attachment to clean out the empty drawer. Next, spray down the drawers and wipe them with a clean microfiber cloth. If you have organizers inside the drawer, like for silverware, cosmetics, or tools, wipe those out as well.
Wash the Windows During Spring Cleaning
Washing the windows is not fun, but it’s essential to make your home look good inside and out. Use window cleaner to clean the exterior of each window thoroughly. Check to make sure that no caulk is cracked or missing. On the inside, clean the screen and repair any tears, clean the window tracks, and wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth.
Clean Under Tables and Chairs
When was the last time that you cleaned the underside of your tables and chairs? Most families don’t clean this spot often, making it a germ-magnet. If you eat at the table, young kids can wipe their hands under the table and leave behind food debris. Shoes, dirty clothes, and pets can also make a mess underneath chairs and the kitchen or dining room table.
Spring Cleaning for Carpeting
Even if you vacuum your carpets and rugs a few times a week, there can still be dirt and debris trapped in the carpet fibers. Shampooing and deep cleaning the carpet with a professional carpet cleaning device is the best way to remove build-up and keep carpet fibers clean and fresh. Using a suitable cleaning device is essential, as you don’t want to leave too much moisture on the rug or allow it to soak too deeply into the fibers.