There’s no reason to wait until spring to do a top-to-bottom deep clean of your home. Save the stress and energy and start early with smaller tasks that you can accomplish in your spare time. If you tackle the interior of your home before spring hits so you can give outdoor tasks your entire focus when warmer weather arrives.
Tackle the dust
It’s an easy task to neglect, but a thorough dusting of your whole home can be accomplished relatively quickly. Dust all the surfaces – the knickknacks, dusty bookshelves, baseboards, door frames, and windows. It’s also an excellent time to check your air filters to ensure that dust doesn’t quickly pile up again.
Wash all your bedding
Wash your sheets and pillowcases as usual, but now is an excellent time to tackle all of it — blankets, mattress pads, and dust ruffles (if you use them). Pillows, including down pillows, can also go in the washing machine on a warm on the gentle cycle. It’s a good bet to check the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have foam pillows, skip the machine and refer to the label instead.
Clean ceiling fans and vent covers
We’ve all glanced up at the ceiling fan and wanted to scream when we noticed the dust — avoid that feeling and give each fan blade a quick wipe. Remove vent covers, including the bathroom vent fan cover, and wash with dish soap and water. Make sure it’s totally dry before putting the cover back.
Deep-clean your appliances
February is a great time to clean the oven, wipe and disinfect the interior of the fridge, scour the microwave and get the gunk out of the nooks and crannies in your countertop appliances, like mixers and food processors. De-scale your coffee maker with vinegar and cold water and dump the old crumbs out of your toaster.
Purge the closets
If it’s snowing or raining, throw on some music or a good audiobook and settle into chuck all the clothes you don’t wear anymore. It’s an annoying chore, but it always feels good to get it done.
If you get a jump on your spring cleaning, these daunting jobs will be a mere memory by April. We hope you enjoyed our blog and understand that cleaning can be a great undertaking. We can take that job off your hands – simply contact Housekeeping Associates for a FREE Estimate.