Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to sweep those floors and fluff those comforters. But what if you’re looking to take your spring cleaning to the next level? What if you want to ensure that every inch of your home sparkles like new? Here are just seven tips for a deeper and longer-lasting clean.
1. Soak Your Fixtures
You don’t need expensive chemicals to clean the build-up around your shower heads and faucet handles. Whether it’s rust, mold or just discolored grime, it will all wash away in a bowl of vinegar.
2. Shampoo Your Carpet
Are you tired of that wine stain from last Christmas haunting your every step? Get your carpet shampooed and make it like new again. For bonus points, choose an eco-friendly brand like Green Choice Carpet Cleaning NYC.
3. Dissemble Your Fans
It isn’t enough to simply run a duster over your fan. To get everything off, you’ll need to dissemble it and either soak or wipe down every component. This includes the blades, the covers and any non-mechanical pieces inside.
4. Clean Out Your Closet
If your closet is brimming with old clothes that you don’t wear or care about anymore, throw them in a bag and take them to your nearest homeless shelter. Not only will you rid yourself of some clutter, but you’ll be helping those in need, too.
5. Clean Your Garbage Can
Everyone changes their trash bags, but how many people actually clean the trash bin itself? It can pick up stains and odors just as surely as your bags do. Give it a good wipe-down and see for yourself how much grime comes off the sponge.
6. Dust Up High
Throw a towel over the top of your door. Now drag it back down again. Does a cascade of dust follow? If so, it’s time to start dusting in high and hard-to-reach places, including the tops of your ceiling fans and window frames.
7. Wash Your Drapes
Speaking of windows, it’s probably been awhile since you’ve thrown your drapes in the washing machine. Some people actually neglect them for years just because it never occurs to them that the drapes need a wash. Don’t make this mistake!
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you start spring cleaning this year. Remember, the more effort you expend now, the less effort you’ll need to expend this winter!