Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the yearly tradition of spring cleaning. As you start making your to-do list for deep cleaning, it's essential to remember those often-overlooked places that can harbor germs and make your space appear grimey. From your appliances to your walls, there are numerous areas around your home that you should add to your list so you don't forget them. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most commonly forgotten places during the cleaning process to ensure that your home is fresh, clean, and ready for spring.
We understand that you make extra effort to regularly clean the outside of your appliances, but what about the inside? Let's start with your fridge. Over time, the fridge can accumulate various spills, crumbs, mold, and mildew buildup that can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Therefore, take some time to remove all food items, bins, and drawers and wash with warm, soapy water. If available, use a fridge deodorizer to keep it smelling fresh. Concerning your dishwasher, it's essential to clean the dishwasher filter, check for any blockages and replace if necessary, and clean the dishwasher spray arms to ensure that it cleans effectively.
Walls often act as a background to other more detailed cleaning efforts, but they also deserve your attention. It's surprising how much dirt and dust stick to walls, making them appear dingy. Take a slightly damp cloth to wipe the walls and baseboards to eliminate dirt and cobwebs. Nature lovers, let your inner DIY self flourish; mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use for a budget-friendly approach on painted walls, colored walls, and wallpapers to clean and remove stains.
All surfaces in the bathroom are subject to potential mold, grime, buildup, soap scum, and stains, which can cause hygiene concerns. As you make your spring cleaning list, don’t overlook your tiles and grout. Scrub the tiles with a tile cleaner and a grout brush (use a cold solution and rinse with warm water) to eliminate the contaminants. Doing so will not only maintain cleanliness but also promote slip-free certified tiles for peace of mind.
It's time to say goodbye to those clothes and shoes that you never wear. Give yourself a clean slate by sorting the clothes you want to keep and donating or selling the rest. As you empty your closet, use this opportunity to deep clean the space, including dusting the shelves and wiping down the hanging rods. A clean closet not only helps you find what you need quickly, but it also keeps your favorite outfits looking their best.
When cleaning windows, we usually forget the curtains and blinds. But they can get dusty and dirty over time, and neglecting them can harm the air quality at home. Depending on the material, machine-wash or steam clean them, or vacuum with an upholstery brush. You’ll be surprised how much sunlight floods through the clean drapes post-cleaning and how much fresher it will smell in your space.
Although they're often overlooked, cleaning these areas of your home will provide you with a thorough cleaning job and leave your space feeling as fresh as a daisy. Remember, declutter before you deep clean so you can effectively clean and organize your things for a fresh start. As you get started with spring cleaning, don't forget these often-forgotten places - your family, friends, and guests will notice the difference. Happy cleaning!
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