spring clean

Typically, when people think about the big annual spring clean, they think everything needs to be moved out onto the lawn in order for a deep scrubbing to commence throughout the house. That’s not the case! There are plenty of simple cleaning solutions that will make spring cleaning a breeze this year. Read on to find out how you can give your home a quick and easy clean.

 

Sanitize Flooring:  Carpeted flooring absorbs dirt, dust, and debris all winter long. Clear away that dirt and prepare them for another year of wear-and-tear with a shampooing. Experts recommend that you have your carpeting cleaned at least once a year, sometimes twice depending on the foot traffic it receives. Use a commercial-grade carpet shampooer or hire a professional to remove settled stains and dirt.  If you have hardwood flooring, use a steam cleaner to remove streaks of dirt.

floor sanitizing

 

Rearrange Furniture: Moving your furniture around can give a room a whole new look and feel. If you have pieces that are not being used presently, the experts at Emerald Hills Extra Closet recommend renting a self-storage unit, especially if you are not ready to part with these items and know that you or someone you know will get some use out of them later. For instance, if you have extra furniture that you know your child can use when they head off to college, consider renting a unit to store these items and conserve space in your home.

Cleanse Window Treatments:  Spring is the perfect time to switch out or refresh your current window treatments. If you have wooden blinds, wipe them down with a microfiber cloth and gentle wood cleanser. If you have aluminium blinds, you can take them outside when the weather is nice and use a gentle cleanser and non-abrasive cloth to scrub them clean. If your window treatments are fabric, take them down and give them a wash to remove any dust that has settled on the surface, or change them with a brighter spring print. If you have heavy curtains, then pop them into the washing machine and hang them up in the garden with some handy jumbo pegs.

Update Bed Linens:  Give your master bedroom a quick update by swapping out your bed linens. Wash and pack away your bulky winter throws and replace them with lightly coloured linen sheets. Use floral throw pillows or brightly coloured shams to welcome spring into your bedroom!

bright pillows

Invite spring into your home this year with these cleaning tips!

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