Now that the temperatures have climbed and the breeze has lost its chill, you can finally open the windows and let the fresh air in.
But when that first gust of wind blows in dirt from the sills, and the bright beautiful sunlight reveals a layer of dust on your baseboards, you’ll know it’s time for spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning is a necessary evil and a chore that most of us dread doing. If you’re looking for a simplified checklist that covers the main chores of the season, we have compiled a list for you:
- Wash your baseboards. Working one room at a time, sweep the top layer of dust off of your baseboards with your sweeper attachment. Then wipe them down with a wet soapy cloth. Take a few extra minutes and muscles to move furniture away from the walls so you have access to the entire room.
- Sweep behind all of the furniture, and under it. While you’ve got the furniture pulled away from the walls to do the baseboards, run a vacuum over the carpet or flooring that the furniture usually covers.
- Clean your window treatments and blinds. You can clean your curtains and drapes with sweeper attachments, or depending on the fabric, you can run them through the washer. Wipe down your blinds with a wet cloth.
- Wash your windows. Not all of us can say, “I don’t do windows.” If you can’t either, wash the sills and glass, inside and outside.
- Wash your light fixtures. You’ll be surprised how much dirt and dust collects on light fixtures and fan blades over the course of a year. Sweep them off, then gently wash them.
- Clean your furniture. Wash down your kitchen table and chairs, and sweep the crumbs off your couches. Don’t forget to remove the cushions to reveal lost treasures. You may find a set of keys, spare change or a missing TV remote.
While spring cleaning is a lot of work, it definitely has its benefits. There’s complete satisfaction in a job well done, you’ll know where everything is, and your home will be fresh and clean – at least for now.