May, 28th, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Spring cleaning is super important for everybody, especially if you suffer from allergies. Efficient spring cleaning is a tradition that helps to promote wellness for you and your family by keeping the environment you live in clean and neatly organized. It always feels nice to have a clean home.
You don’t need to dread the spring cleaning season. We have compiled a list of some useful spring cleaning tips to help you deep clean your home efficiently and with less hassle:
1. Have a Plan
Start by scoping out your house. Which areas require the most effort while cleaning? What places do you normally ignore during regular cleaning routines? Such places are the best starting points. Regardless of where you choose to begin, having a schedule for when you will tackle every area will help you to stay focused.
2. Protect Yourself
Spring cleaning will certainly unsettle the dust on the furniture and other fixtures. As a result, if you tend to suffer from severe allergies you can protect yourself by wearing rubber gloves, effective masks, scarves and hairnets. Furthermore, if you’re planning to use heavy-duty cleaning solutions, read the labels.
3. De-clutter your Home
Too much clutter can make life stressful and pose a risk to health. During your spring cleaning, set some time in your schedule to organize the closets, refrigerator and cabinets. Throw out stuff you no longer need. Try to implement good self-storage techniques to avoid disorganization in the future.
4. Working from Top to Bottom is the way to go
It is important to begin cleaning from the ceiling downwards. This way, debris and dirt will be forced down and therefore you will not have to re-clean your surfaces and flooring later. If you’re lucky enough to have a vacuum cleaner that has an extension hose, utilize it in removing cobwebs and dust from the ceilings and fans. After doing that, you can now start to dust the furniture and other areas prior to tackling the floors.
5. Don’t Forget the Walls and Windows
Many of us clean our floors religiously, but walls and windows are easily forgotten. Not all the dust lands on the flooring and furniture surfaces. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the walls beginning from the top. Remove and clean the window screens too, and for the actual windows, use a steam cleaner and a squeegee to remove the dirt.
6. Clean Faucets with Lemon
Water stains on faucets look unsightly. Rub a lemon half on the faucets to help make them look cleaner and sparkly. Citric acid from the lemon removes hard water stains.
7. Heat Some Lemon Juice in your Microwave
Take a lemon, cut into two and squeeze the juice into a cup of water together with the rinds. Microwave the mixture in the cup for 3 minutes and leave it to stand in there for 5 minutes. The trapped steam helps to loosen the grime.
8. White Vinegar is Great for Showerheads
When it comes to cleaning the bathroom, vinegar can help to dissolve all the annoying mineral deposits that tend to build up in showerheads. Just take a plastic bag, fill it with white vinegar, use a rubber band to carefully secure it over your showerhead, and leave the bag overnight to dissolve the accumulation.
9. Use Baking Soda for Stainless Steel Sinks
Wet your stainless steel sink and faucet, and then sprinkle some baking soda. Afterwards, scrub using a sponge. You can add some salt to the baking soda for more scrubbing power.
10. Clean a Ceramic Stovetop with a Wet Dryer Sheet
A wet dryer sheet is non-abrasive and is very helpful when it comes to removing burnt food from a ceramic stovetop. Place the sheet on the stove for 15 minutes or more prior to rubbing the debris away.
11. Use an Onion for the Grill
Heat your grill and spray white vinegar on the grates to loosen the residue. Thereafter, scrub the grill firmly using the half of an onion. Acid from the onion helps to remove any leftover residue.
12. Cream Tarter is Great for Toasters and Kettles
Mix 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar with enough water to form a creamy paste. Take the solution and rub it onto stainless steel appliances in your kitchen and wipe away with a cloth to reveal their initial shine.
13. Study Your Upholstered Furniture Before Cleaning them
Do not ruin your couches or rugs by using inappropriate cleaners. Read the cleaning labels: W means a water-based cleaning solution is needed; S means dry-cleaning solvents are required; S-W means you can use a water-based cleaner or a dry-cleaning solvent; while X means you can only use a vacuum or a brush.
14. Use Cotton Swabs to Clean Dirty Keyboards
Dirt and crumbs fall on to keyboards easily. Sweep a cotton swab between the keys to remove dust and grime. To kill germs, dip the cotton swabs in rubbing alcohol.
15. Clean the Air Vents with a Butter Knife
Get rid of dust accumulation by using a butter knife to clean out the hard to reach places in the air vents. Wrap the knife in a cloth and wipe in-between the slats.