Spring Cleaning Tips

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Spring? Is that you?

 

With spring (kind of) here, it’s that time of year when people roll up their sleeves, put on the gloves, and start their spring cleaning. We’ve put together an awesome checklist for you to help manage this task and make it a little easier for you.

Got granite? You should seal your countertops as soon as they’re installed to prevent granite stains. In maintaining, you should have them re-sealed every year to keep them looking perfect.

Clean your cabinets. To remove build-up dirt in your kitchen cabinets, use a cabinet cream to cut through it and to moisturize the wood. We recommend this one.

To make your stainless steel kitchen surface sparkle again, use a specialty spray once or twice a week. Make sure not to put too much or it may leave the surface grimy. Homax has a good one that can be found on Amazon.

Aside from simply wiping the windows from the inside, make sure to take to the outdoors during spring cleaning season to clean spots that you don’t usually have time to tackle. Tip: wash them on a cloudy day so the sun won’t dry the cleanser before you’re done wiping.

To cleaning your refrigerator, pull out all the interior shelves and wash them with soapy water. Wipe the surfaces that can’t be removed with a sponge before putting back the shelves in their places.

Run your washing machine with hot water, distilled white vinegar, and baking soda, then let it sit for 30-60 minutes. Afterwards, let the water drain and wipe it dry.

To deep-clean your oven, chip-off loose pieces from your range, then spray burnt-on with ammonia. Use a sponge and baking soda with a few drops of vinegar to clean the grime on the bottom.

Bathroom and kitchen tiles should be cleaned with a cleaner that has “neutral pH” on the label. You can also use homemade cleaner by mixing 1/2 cup baking soda into 2 gallons of water. Call in the pros for tough stains.

Too many clothes? The first step to organizing your closet is getting rid of unused clothes and accessories. Want to get really organized? Organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color.

To maintain painted walls, spot clean with sponge and water. If it doesn’t work, dip the sponge or a rag into water mixed with a little dishwashing liquid. If the stain persists, apply a few drops of soap directly onto the sponge or cloth and rinse the wall afterward with plain water.

Wipe your patio furniture with warm water mixed with dishwashing liquid soap. Then rinse with water and air dry. Will the pollen come back? Absolutely! But this way it will be easier to rinse off throughout the spring.

No time to do any of this yourself? No worries! We have some great cleaning companies that we can refer you to that can help you out with all of these tasks.