Any change of season is a good time to do a deep cleaning at home, but spring is perhaps the best time. These 25 ideas will help you get organized and get your house ready to start to spring off on the right foot.
- VENTILATE AND GET ORGANIZED
It begins by opening all the windows to ventilate the house, and the air in all the rooms is renewed well. Meanwhile, take the opportunity to plan cleaning by zones. Spring Cleaning, Start with the ones that are not cleaned daily, such as the highest areas (cabinets, shelves, etc.): the dust will fall, and you will collect everything. Cleaning from top to bottom is essential to avoid staining what you have already cleaned.
- PREPARE YOUR CLEANING KIT AND PRIORITIZE NATURAL PRODUCTS
While the house is ventilating, prepare your basic cleaning kit. This way, you will avoid unnecessary walks while you are cleaning each room. And, as far as possible, use natural products. Vinegar, baking soda, salt and lemon are essential for an ecological cleaning. And if for difficult cases you decide on stronger products with chemical components, use them following the instructions and do not mix them.
- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CLEANING TO DO ‘CLEANING’
Take advantage of the spring cleaning to check what you have. Get rid of everything that you no longer use and donate it, give it away, or take it to a clean point if it is in bad condition. And be positive: don’t be overwhelmed and take your time cleaning and tidying up.
- VACUUM THE CEILINGS
Whether sloping ceilings like the ones in the image or normal, use the vacuum cleaner’s upholstery attachment or a long-handled brush covered with a clean cloth, knotting the ends. If you have ceiling fans, take the opportunity to clean their blades, so that accumulated dust does not spread when you start them when the good weather begins.
- CLEAN STAINED WALLS
With neutral soap diluted in water. Prepare the necessary amount for the entire wall because if you stop in the middle, you can create a difficult mark to remove. Start at the bottom and work your way up. If drops do fall, it will be easier to remove them from a surface that is already clean.
- NEUTRAL SOAP FOR THE DOORS
If they have reliefs, such as panels or frames, go over them with a toothbrush. Then rinse with water and dry with a lint-free cloth. To check that there are no marks left, look at the door against the light. Spring Cleaning, If they are like the ones in the image, take advantage of cleaning the windows.
- DRESS UP THE SPRING ROOM
Replace winter textiles with lighter and cooler ones in cotton or linen and light colours. Before storing winter accessories, wash them and store them in textile bags so that they breathe. Get inspired by these spring salons.
- PUT COOLER CARPETS
Like those of the winter ones, sprinkle them with baking soda and let it act for 15 minutes. Then vacuum them up. They will be clean, and you will avoid parasites and bad smells. If you prefer to use dry foam, apply it in 1 m 2, and remove it with a cloth. Store rugs rolled up so they won’t warp. Make sure they are dehydrated to avoid spoiling. See how to clean a carpet step by step.
- NO FURNITURE BRANDS
If you leave the same rugs, take advantage to eliminate the marks that the weight of the furniture leaves since they crush the hair in the area on which they rest. To lift it and avoid showing those marks, place an ice cube on top of it and let it melt, wait until it dries, and vacuum thoroughly.
- CLEAN OUTLETS AND SWITCHES
Clean them first with a well wrung out damp cloth, and if any stains remain, remove them with a cotton swab dipped in a little alcohol. If the inside of the edges has accumulated dirt, you will need to remove the bezel with a screwdriver and clean it well. Be careful to do everything with the light off to avoid any shock.
- MAKE A HOMEMADE WINDOW CLEANER
Mix vinegar and water, and apply with a spray-on on any glass surface. Another option is to add a little dishwasher and a few drops of ammonia to the water and then dry with the newspaper. Don’t forget to check the blinds and window frames.
- WOOD FLOORS, WITHOUT STRIPES
Please give them a mop regularly and use a damp cloth to remove stains. If they are waterproofed, you can clean them with a well-wrung mop. Scrub with a steel wool pad to remove streaks. Then, brown polish is mixed with wax to match the colour.
- THOROUGH CLEANING OF SOFAS
Vacuum the sofas using the special upholstery accessory, insisting on the armrests and the back. If you can, remove the seat and back cushions to vacuum the frame. And if you discover a dry stain, remove it with ammonia or dry foam. But remember that stains are easier to remove when they do occur. If any liquid is spilled, absorb it with a sponge or a clean cloth without moving it not to spread the stain. If some fat falls, apply talcum powder and make it soak in with your fingertips, let it work for a few hours and brush. See how to clean a fabric sofa.
- CLEAN LAMPS AND BULBS
Clean dust from light bulbs and ceiling tiles with a duster. If they have stains, gently wipe them with a damp cloth or sponge without getting them wet. If you have lamps with hanging crystals, put on some cotton gloves, dip your fingers in glass cleaner or a little ammonia diluted in water and go running them throughout the lamp until you go through it completely. It will be convenient to do so because you will avoid drips.
- RENEW THE PLANTS
In addition to decorating, plants moisten the environment, and some varieties –dracaenas, photos and ribbons, above all– purify it. Please take advantage of this spring cleaning to remove the dust accumulated on its leaves, wiping them with a soft cloth soaked in milk. See how to clean plant leaves.
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