One of the nicest things about spring is that the warmer temperatures give you an opportunity to open up the windows and do some serious cleaning. While spring pollen often gets the blame for the congestion and stuffiness people feel in the springtime, the real culprit may be the dust, allergens and bacteria that has taken up residence in your home during the winter. Spring is the ideal time to eradicate the often unseen dust and dirt that has accumulated over the winter.
Before you begin cleaning the interior of your home, check out the advice provided at Consumerreports.org to ensure that you use healthy and safe cleaning practices. Choose one room as a starting point and progress through the house until you’ve removed germs from surfaces such as kitchen counters, remotes, all bathroom surfaces, door knobs, light fixtures, mirrors and all other surfaces that can be wiped with a damp cloth.
Throughout the winter, lots of dirt can tracked into your home. Vacuum any carpeted floors that you have. It’s also important to vacuum all upholstered furniture to remove the dust and dirt that is trapped in the fabric. While you’re cleaning fabric, don’t forget that accent pillows, throws and curtains also attract dust and should be vacuumed, shaken out or washed.
Since the exterior of your home is its most frequently noticed feature, cleaning it should be at the top of your list of spring cleaning chores. Washing the winter dirt off of the windows is a good starting point. If you have an older home, replacing the windows might be a project you want to stop procrastinating about. This would be a good time add some specifically styled windows to give your home more character. Vinyl siding from Blue Springs Siding and Windows and similar providers is another way to enliven and improve the appearance of your home, especially with older houses.
Simply washing the decorative items you have on display in your home can liven up the appearance of a room. Wipe off books to remove dust. Be sure to clean picture frames and the glass that protects photos you have on display. Cleaning all reflective surfaces such as glass top tables and chrome accessories will make your home sparkle.
As soon as spring arrives, get started on your spring cleaning project list. As you complete each project, the positive difference it makes in the appearance of your home will inspire you to move on to the remaining projects on your list.