Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. You owe it to yourself and family to enjoy a clean that’s more than dirt-deep. Think allergen-deep. And spring cleaning isn’t something to dread—just follow our easy spring cleaning tips and tricks. Before you tackle your home, check out our tips for spring cleaning your house below to make sure you don’t miss a spot.
- Make a Schedule
Scope out your home: What areas need the most work? Where do you skip during routine cleaning? Those are the best places to start. Regardless of where you start, having a plan for when you’re tackling each room will keep you focused on the task at hand.
Recent studies have shown that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. The scientific implications of inhaling dust gathered in your home – combined with the psychological stress of coming home to a pile of unsorted laundry after a hard day at work – can take a sudden, unexpected toll. Spend some time organizing your closets, spring cleaning your office, and looking into that junk drawer to eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.
- Always Work from Top to Bottom
When you think about how to spring clean your home, it’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with a long extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust from your floors.
- Hire a Professional
Whether you had your floors done during last year’s spring cleaning or it’s been a bit longer, now is the perfect time to get your NJ tile and grout cleaning done. Our trained technicians can help you to make your tile and grout look like new again with state-of-the-art cleaning equipment that will ensure that your floors are ready to make a great impression.
- Walls and Windows Need Love too
People almost always think to clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Most dust settles on the floor and other surfaces, but not all of it. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top). On the outside, remove and wipe down the window screens. When it comes to the actual window, using a steam cleaner with a squeegee is a great way to clean windows.
- Don’t Be Scared of the Kitchen and Bathroom
No longer fear cleaning your bathroom! You’ll get through it. Here are a few spots you may forget about:
- Wipe down your cabinets
- Go through your pantry and refrigerator, wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items
- If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues
Consider installing a new bathroom fan. Replacing an existing fan or adding a new one can help to ensure your bathroom remains in top notch condition. Not just great for ventilating moisture during showers, these fans are great for odor and vapor removal too. Depending on the unit you select, it may even come with built-in lighting, automatic operation, and other user-friendly features.
- Don’t Forget About Your Air
Replacing your HVAC filters is one of the most important and overlooked parts of spring cleaning. In fact, replacing a standard filter with a more robust one with a high MERV rating does wonders for improving your indoor air quality. When ducts build up dust over winter, and these filters catch those unwanted particles so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air. If allergens, indoor chemicals, or odors are a larger concern for you, you can also consider getting an air purifier.
- Spring Cleaning Safety
Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.
- Let Spring Cleaning Set a New Tone
If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.
At Best Way Carpet and Tile Cleaning, our staff is dedicated to helping home and business owners keep up the clean look you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for carpet, upholstery, tile or grout cleaning in NJ, our staff can help. To learn more about Best Way Carpet and Tile Cleaning, give us a call at 732-671-8829 or visit us online at www.bestwaycleaning.net.