The time has come where we dust off our shades and welcome spring. That means a little deeper cleaning that needs to be done. Cleaning your home from top to bottom might seem like a lot of work, but once you’re finished and your house is shining, that extra elbow grease will be worth it. With that in mind, follow these spring cleaning tips for the interior of your home to help get your house in a little more order and get your rooms clean and organized just like a pro would.
Rinsing your sink is a no brainer, but if you have a lingering smell you can’t get rid of, maybe you need to turn to the garbage disposal. Clean your disposal by tossing a few lemon rinds inside, followed by some cold water. Let the disposal do its thing, and it should smell fresh and new.
If your microwave needs a little TLC and has some stuck-on stains, you’re in luck. You can fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1-cup water, a few tablespoons of vinegar, and some citrus peels and let it go in the microwave. Let it sit on high for several minutes, or until you see the water boiling, then let it cool for 5 minutes. Once it is done, open the microwave up and wipe the inside with a sponge.
Grout – Spring Cleaning Tips for the Interior of your Home
Grout might seem like a pain to clean, but if you have the right equipment, you’ll be ok. Spray your grout with a CLR cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the cleaner has penetrated the dirt and grime, use a stiff brush to scrub it away.
Your furniture needs a little TLC too. Move everything away from the walls and vacuum behind them to get all those trapped dust bunnies. Make sure to get the floorboards and any air vents, too, since you’re back there. Once you are done, throw the upholstery tool on your vacuum and get to work on the cushions and pillows.
Sometimes we fail to look up and see all the duct our ceiling fixtures have accumulated. Get an extended duster and go to work on those ceiling accessories. Don’t forget to do the molding and inside of the lights. You can use a pillowcase for nasty cases to catch all the dust instead of letting it fall onto the floor.
Mattress – Spring Cleaning Tips for the Interior of your Home
Sure, we remember to take care of our sheets, but we also to look at our mattress. Use your vacuums upholstery tool and press firmly on your mattress. You can sanitize the bed with a disinfectant spray, like Lysol.
Stainless Steel Appliances
A good, sparkling stainless steel appliance really makes your day. Add 1 tsp detergent to 1-quart hot tap water, and with a microfiber cloth, rub the solution onto the marks in small sections going with the grain. Rinse with clean water and dry immediately with a clean cloth.
Your kitchen cabinets can get a lot of grime on them and mixing it with dust will create a ton of buildup. If you need to get the gunk off, find a kitchen cabinet cream that can help eliminate dirt and leave your wood moisturized. Once they’re clean, use your ovens exhaust hood to keep grease at bay.
Oven – Spring Cleaning Tips for the Interior of your Home
Ovens usually have a self-cleaning function that will help get rid of those really stubborn issues. If your oven doesn’t have one, you can place a hot, wet cloth on the top burned spots to help soften the gunk. Sprinkle the baking powder around your oven and use a heavy-duty pad to wipe it down.
You always want to wipe down your fridge’s interior shelving regularly, but sometimes they need a little more. Remove all the bins from your fridge and give them a good deep clean. Use warm, soapy water to wash all the bins and shelves to eliminate food bacteria and spillage.
Cutting boards need some TLC as well, past just cleaning them in the sink. Once your cutting board is clean, run a lemon, cut side down, and help remove any food stains and lingering smells across the tour board. You could even sprinkle some salt or baking soda first to really get the gunk.
Reusable Bags – Spring Cleaning Tips for the Interior of your Home
You might not think about it, but your reusable bags need cleaning too. Look at your bags care label to see the proper way to clean them. If you can’t throw them in the washing machine, use a sponge or cloth dipped in sudsy water and wipe it clean. Air dry your bags after.
Spring cleaning may seem like a lot of work but breaking it into sections will make it go by quicker than ever. Once you’re finished with the cleaning, you’ll feel so accomplished and love how your house looks and smells.