Best Practices for Effective Spring Cleaning
Whether you’re selling a home, recently moved into a new one, or want to spruce up your place, now is the time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Sunny days, fresh air, and a changing season are all great motivators to get your space into proper form. Not only is it a refreshing way to reorganize, but it also gives you a productive opportunity to reimagine designs and configurations. To help you get started, we put together an easy set of spring cleaning guidelines for critical areas of the home that will make things easier!
Cleaning Your Outdoor Living Space
It’s easy to overlook your outdoor living space. After all, it’s typical for stuff outside to get a little dirty, right? Still, exposure to the elements makes cleaning patios, decks, and driveways especially crucial. An easy and inexpensive way to put the gears in motion would be to spray down exterior surfaces like siding, blacktop, and concrete with a pressurized hose or power washer. Next, you’ll want to move on to the outdoor furniture and remove any leftover residues from winter. Finally, clean up any random clutter and reorganize your outdoor items like cleaners and yard tools.
Washing the Washroom
Although many of us include our bathrooms in our daily and weekly cleaning routines, it doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile in the spring. You can brew up a home solution of baking soda, vinegar, and coarse salt for a safe and effective way to clean your drains. Scrub the tubs, floors, faucets, sinks, and toilets with your favorite surface cleaner. You’ll also want to wash and wipe your shower curtains; the vinegar and dish soap mixture works well!
Living Rooms, Bedrooms, and Dens–Oh My!
Sometimes our living spaces need a little more than a standard vacuum and dusting. Shampooing your carpet is a good idea, even if it doesn’t look dirty—you’ll be surprised at what comes out! Fans and vents are responsible for moving air around, so you’ll want to clean them up—this includes replacing filters in air purifiers. For bedrooms, you’ll want to rotate or replace your mattresses, wipe the walls, and vacuum under the beds. Finally, wash your rugs or replace them altogether if they seem tattered.
Clean Kitchens = Healthy Homes
Maintaining a clean kitchen may seem easy enough from everyday tidying. Still, like other parts of your home, kitchens have a way of hiding the mess. Start by throwing away expired foods and wiping down the insides of your refrigerator and freezer. You’ll also want to get rid of any unnecessary junk that might be hanging out in the top drawers of your counter. Use the vinegar, salt, and baking soda concoction used in your bathroom drains to clean your kitchen drains. Also, running your garbage disposal with citrus peels and cold water will help eliminate unwanted smells.
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Now that you have a few things to think about before you start your spring cleaning, it’s time to turn up your favorite playlist and sparkle your space! In the meantime, if you’re considering buying or selling your home on the Crystal Coast, look no further than Bluewater—your regional real estate leader proudly serving Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort, Swansboro, Cedar Point, and. To find out more, reach out to us online!
We’d love to know, where is the first place you start when doing spring cleaning in your home? Do have any additional tips we should add to this article? Let us know.
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