10 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips
It’s almost spring! Get ready with our tips to make an easy spring cleaning and start this fresh season with a clean and organized home.
1. Organize your Closet:
We know that this is the most difficult task on the list, so we recommend that you start your spring cleaning with this this one, so the rest will be easier! Start decluttering your closet by sorting your clothes and selecting the ones you are keeping and the ones for donation. Then, proceed to wash your winter clothes and store them in zippered bags or containers. Then, take out your stored spring - summer clothes, wash and dry them and hang them in your closet. There is no better smell than fresh clothes when you open these doors! Repeat the same process for the shoes (no washing, just wiping), make sure to clean them before storing them in boxes and in your closet.
2. Deep Dusting:
Take your time to do a deep dusting to your shelves, books, décor, lamps, ceiling fan, photo frames, tv, computer, moldings, baseboards and every surface that you don’t regularly clean. Then, organize your items to give your space a clean look.
3. Clean your Walls:
Use a clean microfiber cloth or sponge and water. If you need more help, dip the rag or sponge into a mix of water and dishwashing liquid and for more tough cases, apply a few drops of soap directly to the stain. Make sure to rinse the wall with plain water when you finish.
4. Wash your bedding, towels and textiles:
Start the new season with fresh textiles. Wash your towels and add a cup of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle; it will remove the residue and restore towels' soaking power. Wash your mattress cover also with one cup of distilled white vinegar and hot water (make sure to clean the stains first with OxiClean). For other textiles, just follow the cleaning instructions on the tag!
5. Refresh your Mattress:
First, vacuum your mattress with the upholstery attachment. Then, sprinkle Baking Soda evenly on top of the mattress and let it sit for a few hours to work. Before making the bed with fresh sheets, vacuum the baking soda from the mattress. Repeat the same process for the other side of the mattress and if you want, try flipping sides for this season.
6. Wash your pillows:
Whether made of natural fibers (such as down) or synthetic (often polyester), most pillows can be machine-washed. Use little mild liquid detergent and repeat the rinse cycle to remove detergent completely. Make sure to dry them in medium heat, add a couple tennis balls to help them dry fluffier! Be careful with foam pillows, they need to dry naturally.
7. Clean your Sofa:
Take cushions outside and gently beat them by hand to remove dust. If there are stains, check the pieces for care labels. Use a vacuum’s upholstery and crevice tools to clean under seat cushions.
8. Refresh your Carpets:
Sprinkle baking soda evenly over the carpet and let it sit overnight. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.
9. Wash your Windows:
Make a water-dishwashing soap solution on a bucket. Use a microfiber cloth, dip in into the solution and wash the windows in circular strokes working from the outside corners in. Then, squeegee the window starting from the top to the bottom. Make sure to wipe any drips from the windowsill with a fresh cloth.
10. Clean your Blinds:
Wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth; warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid is safe for metal and vinyl blinds.
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Source: Good Housekeeping | Martha Stewart