It’s spring and it’s time to spring clean your home. No one actually looks forward to spring cleaning but when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, you want to open your windows and let the fresh air in and musty odors out. There is nothing better than a clean, fresh-smelling home, and Stanley Steemer has some quick spring cleaning tips for you to help make deep cleaning and organizing your home a bit easier.
Make your Kitchen Sparkle
Everyone gathers in the kitchen, and it is also where you might find the most grime or baked-on messes. These spring cleaning tips will bring the sparkle back into your kitchen. To start, disinfect your dishwasher. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher safe container and add it to the top rack of your dishwasher. Run the dishwasher on a hot cycle, and afterwards, you will find your dishwasher sparkling and odor free. While your dishwasher is running, you can disinfect your kitchen sink by filling it with hot soapy water and carefully pouring in one cup of bleach. Next, to remove smelly food odors in your fridge, give it a good scrub with a mixture of two cups of hot water, one cup of white vinegar and ten drops of your favorite essential oil, like lemon or tea tree.
Lastly, focus on the most used appliances in your kitchen, which are likely your oven and microwave. Try these quick spring cleaning tips to deep clean these appliances, leaving them smelling fresh and sparkling clean. You can degunk the microwave using a mixture of one cup of water, several teaspoons of vinegar and chopped lemon. Microwave this mixture on high until it comes to a boil. Remove the mixture and easily wipe out the grime. You can also wipe away the baked-on grime in your oven with a natural mixture of half of a cup of baking soda and a few tablespoons of water or until a paste forms. After you have removed everything from your oven (including the racks), coat your oven liberally with the paste and allow it to sit for 12 hours or overnight. Afterwards, take a damp cloth and remove as much of the mixture from the oven as possible. Spray a little vinegar over any missed spots and then wipe down the oven again with a damp cloth or until all the baking soda residue is gone. Using these Stanley Steemer quick spring cleaning tips will get your kitchen ready for spring.
Love your Living Room
The living room is one of the most used spaces of your home and is easily the most dirty and disorganized area of a home. If you love being in your living room but can’t stand the mess, don’t worry because these quick spring cleaning tips will have your favorite space cleaned up in no time.
First you must organize and remove any clutter from the room. Start by gathering all of your unwanted items and put them in a storage box. Doing this allows you to put them in the correct rooms in one quick trip rather than running from room to room. Next, it’s time to spring clean the rest of the room. Work from the top to the bottom of the room. If you start this way, you can get the collected dirt and dust off the floors that accumulates as you clean. The ceiling fans are often forgotten when doing your regular weekly cleaning. However, cleaning your ceiling fans is simple. You can use a long-handled duster to dust the blades, or you can try putting a pillowcase over the blade and sliding it back and forth to remove the dust into the pillowcase. Simply shake the dust from the pillowcase outside when you are finished. Other places to dust that often get missed are your ceilings, tops of window frames, baseboards and artwork. After you have thoroughly dusted and polished the room, you want to vacuum your curtains. They collect dust and dirt every day and need to be regularly vacuumed and occasionally washed. It is important to check the label of your curtains before cleaning them to see if they can be machine washed in cold water or if they need to be dry cleaned. Lastly, it’s time to clean your couch. So much dirt and dust build up in your couch cushions over time. To rid your home of this debris, you will need to beat and vacuum the cushions until you no longer see dust or dirt come out. If you want a deeper spring cleaning you can clean the upholstery too.
Spring Cleaning the Bathroom
Cleaning your bathroom is not a job that most people enjoy but these quick spring cleaning tips will make your bathroom look and smell fresh and clean. Start by deep cleaning your shower head by soaking it in boiling water and diluted vinegar, or you can fill a plastic bag with the diluted vinegar and place it over your shower head and tie it up with a rubber band. Let it sit overnight. While you are allowing your showerhead to soak, you can deep clean your shower by applying Stanley Steemer Neutral Tile & Grout Cleaner to remove tough dirt from your tile floors. Use a grout brush or an old toothbrush to remove the solution then rinse and dry with a towel.
These simple quick spring cleaning tips help to get your home spring ready so that you can spend more time doing the things that you love to do in spring.
Need Professional Cleaning? Contact Stanley Steemer
Not everyone has the time to get around to spring cleaning their home and sometimes you need to call the professionals. Let Stanley Steemer do some of the hard-to-do spring cleaning for you. Stanley Steemer offers services to clean your carpet, hardwood floor, tile and grout, upholstery and air ducts, leaving your home clean and ready for spring. Our certified cleaning specialists remove the dirt, dust and allergens from your home. Visit Stanley Steemer or call at (888) 982-3553 to book a service appointment today.