Spring Cleaning Tips And Tricks
Spring is a great time to give your home a deep clean. But sometimes, it can feel overwhelming. Start small, and tackle one room at a time. That way, you’ll be less likely to procrastinate and keep putting off your cleaning tasks.
Indoor Air Quality
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know how important it is to have clean the air around you. Winter is especially bad for your indoor air quality because the cold weather traps more pollution inside. It’s time to open the window and let some fresh air in!
Changing your furnace filters is a great way to maintain the efficiency of your heating system, reducing energy costs and maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Typically, it’s recommended to change your filter every 90 days, though that may be more frequent during certain times of year. When purchasing a new filter, make sure you purchase the right size for your furnace. Choosing a filter that is too large for your filter slot can cause blockage, resulting in poor filtration and contaminants making their way into the air inside your home.
As the weather warms up, you’ll likely notice a buildup of dust and dirt on your walls. This can be a tough task, but it’s important to clean your walls as often as possible. You can do this by using a broom or long-handled duster to knock the dust and cobwebs off the walls. Once you’ve done that, vacuum up the mess.
Keeping your cabinets clean is a critical part of maintaining good health and hygiene in your kitchen. To do this, use a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water to thoroughly clean the insides of your drawers and cupboards. This can be done with a sponge or a microfiber cloth (never a dishcloth). Be sure to dry the surface with another sponge or cloth before you put anything back in your cabinet.
Taking time every month or two to deep-clean your laundry room can help it work more efficiently and prevent bacteria buildup. It also keeps your home safer by preventing buildup of detergents and fabric softeners in the washing machine, which can lead to leaks. Start by dusting the entire laundry room from top to bottom, using a feather duster or vacuum hose attachment. You can also pay special attention to nooks and crannies.
Over time, outdoor furniture can accumulate a plethora of grime and dirt. Whether you use your patio on a weekly basis or only when the weather warms, keeping it clean is essential to prolong its lifespan and enhance your enjoyment of alfresco entertaining. Most outdoor patio furniture can be cleaned with a mild cleaner, like baking soda or distilled white vinegar. However, if your furniture is made of plastic or resin, you may need to do a little more work to get it back in shape.