Spring may be on its way out, and summer fast approaching, but have you finished your spring-cleaning list yet? Even if you have, don’t put away the rubber gloves and duster quite yet. We’ve ave compiled a list of things to add to your spring-cleaning checklist that many people overlook. Keep reading to find out how deep cleaning these areas will help keep your home cleaner and your family healthier.
Dust Places Out of Reach
Dusting is a classic chore on every spring-cleaning to-do list, but are you forgetting any hard-to-reach places? Many people forget fixtures such as ceiling fans and chandeliers in the dusting process, sometimes even purposely ignoring them or putting them off. Spring cleaning is a perfect excuse to tackle these out-of-reach places. Other examples of neglected areas include the tops of appliances, cabinets, and bookshelves. And do yourself a favor by picking up an extendable dusting wand to make the chore a whole lot easier. Dusting these hard-to-reach places more often can reduce allergens and even improve your home’s air quality.
Clean the Carpet and Rugs
When was the last time you cleaned your carpet beyond a good vacuuming? You don’t need to do it often, but the yearly spring-cleaning season is a great opportunity to clean your carpet beyond just the surface level. If you don’t know where to start, there are several different methods for cleaning your carpet. Some methods of carpet cleaning are DIY-friendly, while others allow you to sit back and let the professionals take over, depending on your preferences. Regular carpet cleaning also reduces allergens, as well as dirt and dust mites. It also leaves your space smelling fresh and clean for days.
Area and outdoor rugs are easier to clean than a full floor of carpeting. Spray off your outdoor rugs with the hose or showerhead and hang them outside to dry. For indoor rugs, vacuum thoroughly and follow up with a carpet shampoo treatment.
Don’t Forget the Windows
Did you predict windows would be on this list? More than almost any other task, peoples tend to overlook or purposefully postpone cleaning the windows in a home. Cleaning your windows can leave your house sparkling from the inside and out, though, so give it a try! Take the process one step at a time: first, remove the screens and spray these off with a hose or showerhead. Then, go in with a multi-purpose or window cleaning spray and wipe down both the inside and outside of each window. Once you put the screens back in place, you are free to step back and admire your work.
Try tackling these things to add to your spring-cleaning checklist this year or during your next deep cleaning session. After you cross these chores off your list, your house will look and feel cleaner than ever before.