Your's Spring cleaning at one time involved a complete top to bottom cleaning of every square inch of a home. To complete the process families would often spend an entire week removing, cleaning, and replacing everything in the home to create that spring-fresh feeling. Today's spring cleaning may not be as involved, but there are a few tasks that need to be performed seasonally in your home. Here are the top chores that need to be done this season.
We expect our appliances to perform whenever we need them, but sometimes their care can be neglected. Each spring take the time to inspect your major appliances for wear and tear. The coils of the refrigerator sould be vacuumed, and the drain pan should be cleaned out. Accumulated lint needs to be cleaned from the dryer vents. Clean out accumulated gunk from you oven and refrigerator. Clean dishwashers, disposals, and washing machines. Heating and cooling units need maintenance as well.
Steam cleaning appliances are the hottest new technology. They allow you to easily clean and disinfect every surface in your home without the need for harsh chemicals, buckets, mops, or brooms – making them extremely environment friendly. Steam cleaners for home use are especially important if you need to maintain a hygienic home for your young children or if you have messy pets or are allergic to the dust mites that live in your mattresses and carpets. Use the power of steam to sanitize and deodorize your home and render it free of mold and pesky dust mites.
• Thoroughly dust and vacuum all surfaces, from crown mouldings to baseboards and under furniture. Carefully dust lightbulbs, chandeliers and wall sconces.
• Use all those funny little attachments that came with the vacuum cleaner to do lampshades, pictures, upholstered furniture, shelves and chair legs.
• Take down sheers and curtains and wash or send out for dry cleaning. Wash interior windows as well as windowsills.
• Wash the walls. This is easier than you think, if you use a sponge mop, a bucket of diluted all-purpose cleaning solution and start at the bottom, not the top; drips are easier to clean when they run onto an already-cleaned wall.
• Organize bookshelves and storage cabinets; if possible, remove and dust or vacuum books and knick-knacks, and thoroughly clean the shelf before putting the books back.
• Roll up area rugs and vacuum the floor beneath them; then vacuum both sides of the rug thoroughly. With valuable rugs such as Persians, send them out for professional cleaning, or hang them on the line and beat with a broom or rug beater.
• Open the windows wide and let the fresh spring air in.