“Spring Cleaning” is something we all hear about, but how do you make sure your cleaning is done in the most efficient way? With spring weather comes a few responsibilities. Getting everything deep cleaned right after winter is a must and we have a few tips to help you get the most of out of your spring cleaning this year!
- Focus on Your Counter Tops
The first step to preventing granite stains: Get your counter tops sealed a few times as soon as it’s installed. You know it’s sealed properly when water beads and forms droplets on the surface. Then have it sealed again a year later – perhaps during spring cleaning season? After that, all you’ll need to do is make sure to wipe up accidental spills as soon as they happen.
A lot of times people simply think you throw their dirty dish in the dishwasher and it will be good to go. This is not always the case. To ensure this heavy-duty cleaning appliance gets all the tomato sauce stains off of your dinner plates, you have to clean it too. First, remove any bits of the food on the bottom. Then, run a second cycle with a specialty cleanser made for your dishwasher about once a month to keep it clean.
- The Refrigerator
I personally think refrigerators are one of the most important items in your home to clean. This means the outside and inside. Pull out all of your fridge’s interior shelving and make sure to wash them with warm soapy water to take care of any spills or stains. If your fridge is clean then your food will be cleaner which is always a positive thing.
- Your Oven
If you ever start to smell something burning when you first turn on your over, it might be time for a deep clean. First, chip off loose pieces from your range, then spritz burnt-on food with ammonia. Sprinkle baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom, let it bubble up, then wipe away the grime and dirt with a sponge.
- Your Washing Machine
Do not wash your clothes in a smelly, dirty machine. Instead, disinfect it with distilled white vinegar and baking soda to keep it fresh and high-functioning. Run the machine with hot water, then add the cleaning agents, and let it sit for 30-60 minutes. Afterwards, restart your machine, let the water drain, and wipe it dry. Easy as that!
- Your Closet
Organizing your closet is the first step to organizing the rest of your home. Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color. Your closet will look appealing, and your everyday routine will be easier and quicker.
- Your Wood Floors
Even though you might think you need to mop your wooden floors every week that could actually ruin them. Instead, you should only wet-clean them once every one to two months and spot clean as needed. Make sure you use trivets and saucers under plants to avoid any water damage and use furniture protectors to avoid scratches.