Indoor Spring Cleaning Tips

The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom and the birds are chirping. It must mean that it’s springtime. Another sign that its springtime is the feeling that your home may need a thorough cleaning. Let us help you in this follow up to our outdoor spring-cleaning article. This time around we have compiled a list of a few spring-cleaning tips to refresh and renew the interior of your home.

Declutter – getting rid of unwanted or unused items in your house is a great place to start. This will give you more room and makes things easier to organize, and a less cluttered environment can help de-stress your mind. Having a garage sale, donating to places like Goodwill or other charitable organizations are useful solutions to getting rid of stuff you no longer need.

Deep clean the bathroom – you’ll want to make sure you have some good and durable cleaning supplies for this one including a toilet brush, scrub-free shower and tub cleaner, a sponge, glass cleaner, paper towels and rubber gloves. Spray and soak your tub shower and let it soak in for bit before wiping everything down. Spray the inside of the toilet with cleaner while scrubbing with the brush and then wipe the exterior with disinfectant wipes. Clean the mirror with glass cleaner and then wipe down the sink, faucet, and counter.

Deep clean the kitchen – the best equipment for cleaning the kitchen would be disinfectant wipes, sponges, a mop, vacuum, and broom. Use a wet sponge to wipe down the sink and counters as well as the exterior and interior of your appliances such as the stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Sweep the kitchen floor with a broom and use a vacuum with a nozzle attachment to get to those hard-to-reach areas in the cracks. Next, you’ll want to mop the kitchen floor to give it that clean and disinfected look and feel.

Dusting the entire house – using feather dusters and dry cloths to get rid of dust might not be the most effective way to go about it. This method can send the dust into the air you breathe inside your home and will eventually find its way back to the areas you dusted. Instead of the old-fashioned way of dusting, try using damp washcloths, microfiber cloths and a vacuum cleaner to trap the dust, so it doesn’t stay floating in the air. Another useful household item can help reduce dust in the home would be an air purifier so you can trap airborne particles.

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

Springtime is a time of renewal and refresh. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year to get started on a revitalizing your living space by cleaning and organizing. Balancing busy schedules with work and family might make you feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out a productive cleaning session. Having an organized list can go a long way to having a productive and orderly spring home cleaning session. Today we are going to give you a helpful list that focuses on the benefits of cleaning the exterior of you home.

  • Inspect & clean out gutters – this is a great way to prevent serious water damage. Also, cleaning your gutters helps protect your roof because heavy blockage can cause them to break and damage your roof.
  • Clean & organize garage – an organized garage space is obviously more aesthetically pleasing, but this creates a safer environment by reducing tripping hazards.
  • Power wash siding – this is a great way to rid your siding of dirt and grime as well as harmful substances like fungi, mildew, bacteria. These substances can be quite harmful to the health of the occupants and can cause permanent damage to the house.
  • Clean windows – the benefits of this one might seem obvious. Of course, your home will look better with spotless windows and being able to see out your window better because of removing smudges, dirt, stains, bug splatters etc. However, this cleaning task has safety and health benefits as well. Some of these benefits include decreasing allergens and unhealthy mold in your home, being able to spot window problems, stopping insects from entering and making nests in the home via the window.
  • Power wash driveway – an often-overlooked cleaning task when it comes to long term benefits. A consistent power washing routine removes dirt and grime, stains, stops the spread of weeds, mildew, mold and other growths can cause long term damage.

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