Relaxing comes after straightening up the house, especially in spring. The bigger issue is where to start. Tidying up the home once the weather starts warming up becomes harder because you only want to spend time outside with your friends and family. Here is a guide on where to start with your spring cleaning so that you can spend more quality time with your loved ones in a refreshed home.
Let’s start in the heart of the home: the kitchen. It’s everyone’s favorite place, and it’s not only because all your favorite snacks are there. The family gathers in this space to make memories, form bonds, and get to know each other on a deeper level. However, it can be difficult to keep your kitchen clean.
You could start with the cabinets. You might only think about the cabinets when restocking snacks or replacing hardware; cleaning them may not cross your mind, but it’s important.
Cabinets absorb oil and grease when you’re cooking, and hands touch the knobs all day, every day. Start at the cabinets and work through the countertops by wiping them down with a cleaning solution. From there, you can reorganize cookbooks and utensil drawers. Finish by cleaning the sink and faucet.
The living room is the best entertainment place, so knowing where to start cleaning is essential. We recommend starting with the windows. Wipe the glass thoroughly with a window cleaner and a clean rag to restore its shine and remove dirt and grime. Then, move to the blinds and shades. Use a duster to remove dirt and a slightly damp microfiber rag on the shades.
Move on to the rugs and furniture. Use a mixture of water and vinegar on leather furnishings—this home remedy easily lifts dirt and grime off the material. Now, you can sit on your comfy leather chair without worrying about the material leaving a foul odor on your clothes.
Your third stop on the spring cleaning journey is the bedroom. You could start by reorganizing your closet. Toss winter clothes into storage containers and bring out your spring and summer wardrobe.
Move on to the bed. Swap out your warm blankets for breathable cotton sheets. Deep clean the mattress before changing out your bedcovers. Your mattress soaks up sweat and odors, potentially leaving a foul smell, but you can fix the issue by sprinkling the mattress with baking soda to absorb the sweat. Then, use a vacuum to collect the baking soda. Do this on both sides of the mattress.
Every homeowner needs a guide for where to start when spring cleaning, but some might need an extra hand. Professional Home Cleaning LLC provides professional residential cleaning services for busy parents needing additional help cleaning the house. Contact us for help tackling your spring cleaning list.