Tips for Spring Cleaning

After being shut inside for the winter, who isn’t ready for a little spring cleaning? It’s time to open the windows, take a deep breath, and get to work! It makes sense that with budding life outdoors, we take a moment to give the same new life to our indoor surroundings. Consider starting with one or two of these tips, and work your way through the rest:

  1. Washing Windows. Try to wait for a cloudy day, as direct sun can dry the cleanser before you wipe it off.
  2. Dusting….Everything. Think about easily forgotten items. Toss drapes and curtains in the dryer for 15 minutes on the “air only” cycle, then rehang.
  3. Degrease Kitchen Cabinets. This is especially important if you don’t run the exhaust hood when you cook.
  4. Vacuum Tune-Up. Replace the bag, clean the dust cup, and replace or wash the filters.
  5. Dishwasher. Remove any bits of food hiding, then run a specialty cleanser through that is made for your dishwasher.
  6. Refrigerator. Pull out the shelving and wash in warm, soapy water. Wipe down surfaces inside and outside the fridge before replacing.

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