While it may still be cold here in Cleveland, it is officially spring! If you’re like me, once the excitement for the upcoming cookout and bonfires subsides, your next thought is spring cleaning. Most areas have a weekend for “cleanup days” or “dumpster days” where residents of that neighborhood can drop off bulk amounts of trash and recyclables. You can look this up online and utilize this free service.
Here are some great tips for spring cleaning your home:
I love to cook so my kitchen gets quite a bit of use. Get a good grease removing cleaner and wipe down all your cabinets. Especially the ones around your stove. Speaking of your stove, now is a great time to clean your appliances! You can clean your washing machine and dishwasher with white vinegar and baking soda. Run a clean cycle in your oven with an oven cleaning spray, and wipe out your refrigerator and microwave.
Do some dusting under and behind furniture and be sure to dust all your ceiling fans. You can then go through and deep clean your floors. If you don’t have a carpet cleaner, you can rent one from Home Depot, Giant Eagle, and other local stores. If you have a steam mop that’s great for tile and linoleum. If not, some good ole soap and water will do the trick. For hardwoods floors, my favorite cleaner is Bona.
Wash your windows with soap and water then dry them with another towel. You can also go to an auto parts store and get a window squeegee which will work great. While you’re washing your windows, throw your curtains in the washing machine. You’d be surprised how much dust gathers in them. You can wipe your screens with a towel or take them out of the window and spray them with soapy water and a hose.
Well, that is my go to spring cleaning list. Happy spring cleaning!