Summertime Spring Cleaning
Although the month of June is in full force, this is the time of year when a lot of people get started with spring cleaning. Instead of kids getting in the way, families often put them to work. If you are kicking off your spring cleaning, the following tips will make things easier so that you finish in plenty of time to enjoy the summer months.
Start by choosing a day when you can open up the windows and doors to let fresh air inside the house. Not only will this help motivate you, fresh air is also great for clearing out stale air that accumulated over the winter. Beyond that, consider some additional tips for your summertime spring cleaning.
Refrigerator Cleaning – While this might not be a task that anyone enjoys, everyone will love opening the door to a clean and sweet-smelling refrigerator stocked with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The most efficient way to clean a refrigerator consists of using salt and baking soda water. Mix one part of salt, one part baking soda, and two parts water. The baking soda produces a bubbling effect while the salt’s coarse texture is ideal for getting rid of stuck-on food.
Faucets – Cleaning the faucets as part of your spring cleaning adventure may not seem that important until after they sparkle and shine. Something as simple as cleaning the faucets will enhance the kitchen and bathrooms’ overall appearance. For a buildup of calcium deposits, soak several paper towels in vinegar, place them over the affected areas, let them soak for one to two hours, and then use a soft-bristle brush.
Screen Cleaning – People usually do not realize how dirty screens get until they clean them. To protect your screens from damage while getting all of the old dirt off, get a 6×6-inch square piece of carpet and use it as a brush. You will be amazed at how well this works.
Window Cleaning – While not particularly fun, cleaning the windows is one of the most important of all spring cleaning tasks. Sometimes, windows get so dirty that seeing outside becomes nearly impossible. Instead of using expensive window cleaners, spray the windows with vinegar and then wipe them off with newspaper. If necessary, use lint-free paper towels for any leftover smudges.
If you need help getting rid of junk after completing your summertime spring cleaning, call us at 1-800-Rid-Of-It. We will send a professional crew to your home and have everything cleared away quickly.