As the gloom of winter fades away and the sun begins to shine with all its might, you realize it is time you finally pay attention to the dust bunnies creeping out and thick layers of grime building up. Spring is the perfect time to sweep, scrub and deep clean each and every corner of your home. If you are not sure where to start, here are a few awesome spring cleaning tips shared by home experts:
1. The Entrances
Spring beckons you to clean the dusty doormats, dirty windows, and rusty door hinges. Dust off the doormats and run the vacuum thoroughly. For windows, generously spray glass cleaner and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. You will have streak-free shiny windows. Similarly, gently clean the doors with a soapy cloth and dry it off with paper towels. Oil the creaky door hinges.
2. Battle the Stinky Kitchen Sink
Lemons are your best friends when it comes to spring cleaning the kitchen area. Take a lemon rind and rub it on build-up around the faucets, sprayers, and taps. If you have a garburator, bust up the rind when you are done. You will have a lemony-scented kitchen free of stink. Alternatively, you can use vinegar and baking soda.
3. The Sooty Stove and Spotty Microwave
Stoves and microwaves can harbor unimaginable amounts of filth if not cleaned every day. Stoves can be cleaned with baking soda and vinegar. Leave the solution for a few hours on stubborn spots and build-ups. Microwaves are a little tricky to clean but doable. Take a microwave-safe bowl filled with lemon juice, vinegar, and water. Turn it on for several minutes until you can see steam filling up. Let it cool down before opening the door. Dry it off with paper towels.
4. Declutter and Declutter Some More
From the tool kit in the garage to worn-out jeans in the closet, don’t be scared to declutter. Make different piles of, donate items that are in good condition while the rest can go to the bin. You will be surprised to find how many things you unintentionally hoard!
5. Take on the Drawers
Talking of decluttering, we are all guilty of having a junk drawer brimming with useless things we can’t part with. Spring cleaning allows you to organize trinkets and get rid of items you no longer need. Use Ziploc, small baskets, and trays to organize your items.
6. Face the Mucky Bathroom
Things can go horribly wrong if you don’t clean out drains regularly. In case you have been avoiding the dreadful task, spring is an ideal time to freshen drains, scrub tiles and commode, and remove any build-ups. Make a solution of vinegar, baking soda and salt and leave it for a few hours. Rinse with water. You can also use bathroom bleach to clean the commode but be careful and wear gloves!
7. What’s Under the Bed?
Spring cleaning means moving all the furniture and rugs followed by some intense vacuuming and mopping session. When all the dust bunnies are eaten up by the vacuum and dust have been mopped, you will feel a sense of satisfaction like never before. Don’t forget to vacuum sofa cushions and curtains.
8. Staircase to Heaven
Staircases aren’t easy to clean but equipped with proper tools, it is manageable. First, run a handheld vacuum followed by mopping with a fresh pad if it’s not carpeted. If there are any rough patches or loose boards, make sure to repair them to avoid accidents.
9. The Knick Knacks
Bookshelves, frames, decor pieces, vases and the kind must not be ignored. Take the books out, dust them off, and wipe the shelves before placing them back. Wipe the frames and wall clocks and fill the vases with water and rinse and place fresh blooms.
10. Clean the Cleaners
Your vacuum filters and brushes, brooms and mops also deserve some springtime love. After you are done with the cleanup, make sure to empty out the vacuum bag and wash the filters and brooms.
Now that you have the best tips, here are 10 ways to spruce up your interiors for Spring!