Spring heralds new starts and fresh beginnings. Deep cleaning your house will help refresh not only your home, but your mindset too! Creating a deeper connection to your living space will enhance the time you spend there – something we’re all doing a lot of right now! Follow these tips below to make your home feel revitalized.
Purge Your Carpets
Feeling fluff under our toes is a luxury, however, carpets can become dirty very quickly, especially if you have small children or pets. Invest in the services of a professional cleaner who can offer a 12-step cleaning process to really scrub away the filth that is hidden under your feet.
Shine Your Windows
Make sure you don’t miss out your windows. Grimy glass can make a home look dingy and unclean even when the house inside is spotless. If you want to save your dollars washing the outside windows is easy enough so long as you have a good squeegee and a safe ladder. Tackle the inside (and your mirrors!) with a homemade concoction of water and vinegar. Spray onto glass surfaces and leave for a few seconds before wiping away with some old newspaper. Recycling old papers + cleaning at the same time = home living smugness x 1000!
Scrub The Cupboards
Let’s face it, cleaning the inside of cupboards is a boring, time-consuming job. However, it is necessary to keep your flatware and other items hygienic and your family healthy. Work one cupboard at a time and make sure you empty the inside completely before cleaning. Don’t forget the drawers either! There is often a build-up of crumbs and debris that goes unnoticed day-to-day. Arming yourself with a great playlist for you to sing along to will make things a little more enjoyable!
Unblemish Your Bedding
We all know that duvet covers and pillowcases should be washed at least every two weeks but did you know that comforters and pillows themselves also need to be washed? Twice a year pop them into your washing machine or take them to the cleaners. Just make sure you check the label for washing instructions so you don’t cause them to shrink!
Ban Dishwasher Demons
Cleaning the dishwasher is probably not something that is top of your list. You would hope that an appliance whose job is to clean would be able to clean itself, but unfortunately, this is not the case! Clear out any scraps of food that are clinging to the bottom and then run an empty cycle with some powder and/or dishwashing tablet at least every three months. Doing this will ensure clean pans every time you use it!
Wash The Walls
Provided you have used a good quality paint, walls are able to be cleaned. This often overlooked area can end up pretty dirty so cleaning as you go helps. If you’ve missed a few marks here and there, take a damp cloth and gently buff away any dirt or grime. This will save you time in the long run as you will need to repaint less often!
Are you ready for a spring clean? Drop any more helpful tips in the comments!