Spring Cleaning 101
After a long winter, spring has finally sprung! But before you open the windows to let in that fresh spring air, you must clean them first. This month we are talking about spring cleaning! If you are planning on selling your home, spring cleaning is an important task you should take. Setting aside time each year to deep clean your home is important to keep your home healthy, organized, and happy. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Through spring cleaning, you can remove dust, mold, and mildew before it becomes a major problem. Giving your entire home a run through is important so start with tasks that apply to all rooms like:
· Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
· Clean windowsills and window tracks
· Vacuum curtains and window blinds
· Wipe down baseboards and shoe molding and dust corners for cobwebs
· Test batteries in all your smoke detectors
· Disinfect doorknobs, cabinet handles and light switches
· Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist
· Clean all large appliances, small appliances, and surfaces in your kitchen
Once you have finished the general task, tackle each room separately. Approaching your house room by room is the most effective way to deep clean it. Create cleaning checklists for each room to help you get organized and to remind you of the areas that need extra attention. Feel free to skip the areas that have been cleaned recently and focus on the parts of your home that were neglected over the winter.
Last, use this opportunity to declutter. Overtime we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff that just sits in our homes. While cleaning, keep track of what you can throw away, recycle, sell, or donate. Decluttering will help your home feel cleaner and relaxed.