With spring right around the corner, now is the time to prepare to give our homes a thorough cleaning. A basic regular cleaning just won’t cut it however. This is the perfect opportunity to go above and beyond our usual cleaning checklists. Here are some spring-cleaning tips to simplify the process of freshening your home by deep cleaning those often neglected areas.
Possibly the most important thing to remember when tackling a project of this size are the “5 P’s”. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. When we arrive to clean a client’s home, our technicians have everything they could possibly need to accomplish the task. Before cleaning your home, simply make a checklist of the items you will need to make the cleaning process easier. This will not only limit frustration but also needed elbow grease, resulting is a quicker cleaning. Some of the items we recommend are:
Once you have all of the proper supplies, it is time to create your game plan. The first thing we do when entering a home is decide how to best break the house into sections. This allows us to work from top to bottom in every room, resulting in a more efficient cleaning. Doing this in your own home is easy and allows you to be sure all items on your to-do list are checked off. Here are a few cleaning tasks that should be added to any spring-cleaning list:
When is the last time you checked the expiration dates on the items in your pantry? Now is the perfect time to throw away out of date items while being sure everything is in the perfect spot. It wouldn’t hurt to organize your “junk drawer” while you’re at it!
After you recover from the initial shock of what is back there, thoroughly vacuum and mop behind it. Be sure to vacuum the coils on the back of the fridge while you have it accessible.
Many of us don’t notice the dust that collects on these items, but now is the time to take a closer look. Also, use this time to pull out all of your furniture to vacuum underneath and behind it. To really brighten up your home, carefully hand wash all of your light globes and shades. You will be shocked at the difference it makes!
Many of our clients don’t realize their plastic or vinyl shower curtains can be washed many times before needing a new one. Just throw it in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with detergent, then hang it up to dry. For curtains that are in worse shape, try adding a little bleach or a bath towel for a bit more cleaning power.
Spring is the perfect time to focus on more than just changing your sheets. While your sheets are washing, use your vacuum brush attachment to clean the sides and top of your mattress. Then use a disinfectant spray to sanitize and remove any odors. Don’t forget to flip your mattress over before replacing your sheets. For those with pillow top models, simply rotate them to prevent wear and tear.
The laundry room is an area that often only gets attention when it comes time to wash clothes. Sadly, many homes every year catch fire due to poor dryer maintenance. Take this time to use your vacuum crevice tool to clean out the hard to reach lint under the filter. Be sure to vacuum behind and around your dryer as well as inside of the vent hose.
Warmer weather means that the winter hibernation period is coming to an end. Many of us dread or even put off spring-cleaning entirely because the task seems so daunting. It is our hope that these spring-cleaning tips help to make the project a bit easier. Just remember that your entire checklist doesn’t have to be completed in one day. If you would like all tasks completed in a day, why not call Angelic Touch? We are a professional cleaning company and our highly trained technicians arrive with all necessary equipment and supplies. We who would love to do the cleaning for you!