Here’s the second part of the Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide. These cleaning tips for home will make your spring cleaning productive and easy.
I’m back today with more spring cleaning tips to get our homes ready for warm weather fun. After taking care of the carpets, bed linens, and smoke detectors during spring cleaning, let’s bring fresh air and light back into our homes.
Cleaning Tips for Home: The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Part 2
Clean the windows inside and out
You can clean the inside of your windows at any time. Clean the outside of windows on a light cloudy day or when the sun is not shining directly on the windows. This helps you see anything you miss and prevents streaks on the windows.
For best results, use a squeegee and a drop of mild dish soap in a gallon of water. Rags and cloth diapers are perfect for washing and wiping windows dry.
If your windows have sashes that tilt open for easy cleaning, wipe where the windows slide up and down against each other. This helps the 2 sections of the windows to move more easily. Don’t forget to wipe inside the track, too.
Wash blinds and curtains
The best way to wash blinds is to lay them on a bath towel in the bottom of your tub. Gently spray them with the shower sprayer if it is removable. Or pour water over the blinds to loosen the grime and wipe the grime off. Rinse off the blinds, and lay them flat on an old sheet to dry in the sun.
If your curtains are machine washable, gently wash them with a small amount of laundry detergent. Curtains usually are dusty, not dirty. If your curtains say “dry clean only”, take them to a professional. The brave ones can try a dry cleaning kit at home.
Wipe off lightbulbs
Use a soft dry cloth to wipe off your lightbulbs, and sit back and enjoy the brighter light in your home. Don’t use a wet cloth or cleaning solution since the liquid can enter the bulb and damage it. Cleaning light bulbs can make a room 20% brighter, eliminating the need to add more light fixtures and lamps to the room.
Before wiping, make sure the light is turned off and completely cooled. To be completely safe, turn off the circuit breaker for the light unless you have major appliances on the same circuit.
While you’re wiping the bulbs, carefully remove and clean the glass globes. All glass globes should be washed by hand and not put in the dishwasher since they may not be dish-washer safe. You don’t want to add glass removal to your spring cleaning list.
Reverse direction on ceiling fans
In the summer, ceiling fans need to turn counter clockwise to create a cool breeze in the room. Turn the fan off when you leave the room since ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. Don’t forget to adjust your thermostat when using the ceiling fan in the summer and winter, another way to save money on energy use.
Final Tips for Spring Cleaning
- Set aside a block of time for spring cleaning. These are not quick tasks.
- Plan easy meals on the days you spring clean. Christina’s Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes and Slow Cooker Recipes are perfect.
- As you work your way through your spring cleaning list, make notes about jobs that need to be done like touching up trim, mending lamp shades, or replacing faded curtains. You’ll be working on this list AFTER you finish spring cleaning.
- If you notice items you want to get rid of, put them in a box to review later. Don’t stop and declutter.
Be sure to checkout Part 1 of The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide too!
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