Simple Tips for Spring Cleaning
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 6:24 pm
Spring is here and the weather is warm enough to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Now is the perfect time to give your home an intense cleaning. Send the kids outside to play and get starting on this year’s spring cleaning. Use these tips to keep things simple..
Spring Cleaning Made Easy
Pick a sunny day to wash windows.
The best time to give the windows of your home a good washing is on a sunny day. The bright sunshine will make all the dirt, dust, and spots really stand out. That makes it a lot easier for you to see them and wash them away. Cloudy days aren’t as optimal for this task.
Make time to wash the baseboards.
The baseboards in your home are decorative. They don’t serve a function like your kitchen sink or the table that your family eats dinner at. As a result, most people overlook the baseboards when they are doing their regular cleaning. Make time this spring to wash off all the baseboards. They will look so much better (and so will the room they are in).
Clean under the furniture.
There could be an army of dust bunnies living underneath your child’s bed! Obviously, that amount of dust is unhealthy to live with (especially for people with dust allergies). Move the bed and vacuum away the dust.
While you are at it, clean underneath your bed, the couch, and other large furniture that hasn’t been moved all winter long. Sweep behind the TV stand and the space next to the washing machine and dryer. It won’t take very long to do. It will remove a lot of dust and dirt from your home.
Start a “donate” box.
Many people discover items that they no longer want or need while they are doing their spring cleaning. Get some empty boxes before you start cleaning. Put clothing that you no longer need or want into one box and household items into the other. It is possible that you will need more than two boxes, especially if you want to get rid of a lot of stuff.
Put the boxes of items you want to donate into your vehicle so you will remember to take them to a Goodwill (or other charity that takes donated items). You might be able to get a tax write off for some of those items. Best of all, there will be less stuff cluttering up your home.
Change the filters.
The weather is warm and you probably won’t be using your furnace anymore. Now is a good time to remove the old furnace filters and replace them with fresh new ones. Clogged filters make the furnace less efficient. When winter comes, your furnace will be ready to go.