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Spring Cleaning Tips – Bedrooms (Part 1)


A few things before beginning:
  • Collect all of your home cleaning supplies and place together. Include – gloves, furniture polish, glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, bath cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, paper/regular towels, and newspaper. Whether you choose to do all at once or break into segments, we will save the vacuum for last so you will not need to carry that around.
  • Next, label a box for donation and place in an accessible area. This will be used to keep track of unwanted, re-useable items that you find throughout your cleaning.
  • Have a designated trash area (or trash can) for easy accessibility.

 

Now we’re ready to clean the bedrooms (repeat for each of the bedrooms in your home).

  • Do a quick pick-up and make sure that everything is in its place. Identify any items that are no longer used and donate or throw away.
  • Remove bed linens.
  • Remove curtains, table covers, laundry and place inside of bed linens. Set outside of the bedroom door or take them to the laundry room. Replace with freshly washed linens.
    • (Quick Tip – If you have washable curtains, simply wash, shake, and re-hang damp. This will give your room a fresh aroma and avoid additional drying time. Depending on the fabric, they should not be wrinkle-free, but if not, you can always take them down another day and iron.)
  • Dust all light fixtures and replace any missing light bulbs.
  • Polish furniture – Make sure to include, picture frames, ornaments, etc.
  • Clean Glass- Clean all glass surfaces next. Don’t forget mirrors, picture glass, decorations, table tops, and windows.
    • (Quick Tip – Many believe that using newspaper instead of paper towels when cleaning glass gives a streak and lint-free finish.)
  • Use your mulch-purpose cleaner and a towel to wipe down any remaining surfaces – light switches, door knobs, electrical plates, dusty walls, baseboards, etc.
  • Empty waste basket and make sure all cleaning supplies are placed back in one place.

Spring Cleaning Tips – Bathrooms (Part 2)


Now we will focus on cleaning the bathrooms.
  • Do a quick pick-up and make sure that everything is in its place.
  • Remove soiled towels, shower curtain, and other machine washable items.
  • Using furniture polish or multi-surface cleaner, wipe down the cabinet doors.
  • Dust all light fixtures and replace any missing light bulbs.
  • If you’re using a bathtub cleaner which must be left on for a period of time go ahead and apply that now.
  • Using your bathroom or multi-purpose cleaner wipe down the sink area and toilet top to bottom and around the floor. Apply toilet bowl cleaner and scrub with toilet brush.
  • Clean glass surfaces, mirrors and windows.
  • Wipe down light switches, door knobs, baseboards and any other surfaces with your multi-surface cleaner.
  • Scrub bathtub or shower.
  • Clean flooring.
  • Restock toilet paper, tissues, towels, and hand soap.
  • Empty waste basket and make sure all cleaning supplies are placed back in one place.

Spring Cleaning Tips – Kitchen & Dining Area (Part 3)


Finally, we will focus on the kitchen and dining areas. Vacuuming will be the last step.
  • Do a quick pick-up and make sure that everything is in its place. Identify any items that are no longer used that should be placed in donation box or thrown away.
  • Remove soiled towels, shower curtain, and other machine washable.
  • Clean Appliances – using appropriate cleaner for your appliance type, clean all appliances.
    • Refrigerator – empty refrigerator of contents, wipe down all shelves and drawers, and replace contents. Wipe down outside of refrigerator including handles, bins, trays, and kick plate. If possible, vacuum behind and under refrigerator.
    • Clean stove top – removing burners as needed, wipe down front and sides as needed.
    • Dishwasher/trash compactor – wipe down front doors and handles.
  • Using furniture polish or multi-surface cleaner wipe down cabinet doors, kitchen table, legs, and chairs.
  • Clean glass surfaces, windows, and doors.
  • Clean light switches, door knobs, baseboards and any other surfaces using the multi-surface cleaner.
  • Clean countertops, back splash, canisters, spice rack, trash can, etc.
  • Clean flooring.
  • Empty trash can and make sure all cleaning supplies are placed back in one place.
Vacuum
  • Make sure that your vacuum is ready to go – check bag or canister and empty if needed.
  • Work your way through each area. Use attachments to clean cob webs from ceilings/walls, cold air returns, baseboards, stair steps, hard-to-reach crevices, cloth lamp shades, upholstered furniture, etc.
  • Take the extra time to move any furniture that may have dust and debris collecting beneath it such as tables, chairs, couches, etc.

We know that Spring Cleaning can be exhausting. Hopefully, Spring Cleaning tips have helped you with the challenge. Keep in mind that ezsteam Carpet, Upholstery Cleaning experts offer carpet, upholstery, tile and grout, hardwood floors, So if you are looking for a perfect finish to your Spring Cleaning efforts, call us today to schedule an appointment and let us do the rest of the work.