Are you looking to clean your home from top to bottom this spring? A major focus should be directed toward your appliances, furnishings, and flooring! Read our helpful tips below for more information…
The First Impression
Since the exterior of your home is the first impression that guests will have, it is important to make sure your yard and landscaping is clean and that your front door is welcoming. Doormats should be kept clean year round so that dirt isn’t tracked into your home, adding unnecessary cleaning. The clean appearance of the mat will also make guests feel more welcomed when they enter your home.
Clean your Carpets and Upholstery
In order to get your fabrics clean from all of the dirt, body oil, and germs absorbed from winter, it is important to deep clean and inspect your carpet closely. If you are shampooing your carpets or cleaning upholstery with a borrowed or rented carpet cleaner, you should first practice on a carpet swatch to avoid ruining your entire carpet. Moving your furniture toward the border of the room will also be helpful. Lastly, once the carpet is cleaned place a piece of wax paper under the legs of the furniture so that they don’t get wet while the carpet is drying.
A helpful tip to make the drying process go faster is to open your windows for about 24 hours to allow all the moisture to evaporate from the carpet.
Finish your Flooring
In order to protect your wood floors from another year of wear and tear, you should either wax or apply a coat of sealer to the floor. A simple method for protecting your floors is combining a wash and wax floor cleaner. Although no-wax floors don’t need to be polished you can make them look fresher by applying a protective buffer to make them last longer. You can use a floor cleaner that cleans, shines, or both. If there are furniture and rugs, move them aside and apply a wood cleaner and add a new wax coating.
Wash your Walls, Cabinets, Baseboards, and Woodwork
Although your walls may not look like they need to be cleaned, there is usually a thin coat of dust that clings to them over time. Simply use a sponge and dishwashing detergent to wash your walls and cabinets in sections at a time. It is easier to use two buckets, one for a dishwashing detergent solution and the other for wringing out your dirty sponge. After this is complete, dry your walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.
Vacuum and Clean Ceiling Fixtures
Vacuuming your home is one of the easier tasks that can make it look so much cleaner especially the carpet. It picks up all the dirt and dust from your carpet and crumbs from your floor. You can also use a vacuum over your air-conditioner vents and ceiling fans with the soft nozzle attachment to suck all of that dust that has been sitting there for months or maybe years.
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