Are you looking for a better way to clean your house? Try our Top Five Spring Cleaning Tips:
Give your windows a bath: You’re not exactly going to be bathing your windows but you will be giving them a thorough washing. To ensure your windows are spotless, clean them with a soapy water and a rag. Do not let them air dry. Use a different rag. If your windows are covered in drapes or blinds, you should be cleaning those too. For drapes, put in them in the dryer with a wet towel. This will get rid of dust and make your drapes smell terrific. For blinds, you can simply dust them with a rag or duster. For best results, clean your windows on a day that calls for overcast skies. The sun will dry the soapy water while you’re cleaning and leave streaks.
Keep it, toss it, or donate it: As you’re going through your drawers, closets, and your kids’ toys, make three piles of stuff. If you don’t need it anymore, toss it. If it’s still in good condition but you’re not going to use it, your kids have outgrown it etc., donate it. Anything else, you keep. This will declutter your home.
The fridge needs a good cleaning too: Most of us neglect our fridges when we’re Spring cleaning. However, the refrigerator may be in dire need of attention too. The best time to do this is before you plan on going grocery shopping. This way, the fridge is almost empty and ready for fresh new foods. To clean your fridge, remove all food (condiments, fruits, veggies - everything) and any shelving that can be taken out. Wash the inside of the fridge and the removable shelving with a mixture of salt and baking soda in warm water. Wipe down with a sponge or towel before putting everything back in its place.
Vacuum efficiently: Vacuuming can take up most of your time when cleaning. Instead of focusing on every inch of your house from the centre in and moving furniture, start with the bedrooms and vacuum your way out into the other rooms. This is more efficient and any spots you miss will be taken care of when you have more time to get the furniture out of the way.
Pillows, blankets and bedding, oh my!: Remove your comforters, duvets, and other bedding from your mattress. Hang them outside for a few hours. This will air out your bedding and make it smell fresh without you having to do a load of laundry. For pillows, take them out of their cases and put them in the dryer to clean them effectively. Only put your pillows in the washing machine if the washing instruction label indicates it is okay.
If you follow our spring cleaning tips, you’ll have a spotless home in no time. Alternatively, you can contact RBC Cleaning and we’ll do it for you!