Mentally prepping for the annual clean-out can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start but beginning the spring season with a fresh and clean house can make the warm months that much more enjoyable!
1. Dust Lightbulbs
Unscrew lightbulbs and polish the bulbs with a microfiber cloth dampened with water (avoid wetting the metal screw base). Clean the bulbs in recessed ceiling fixtures with a telescoping lamb’s wool duster.
2. Switch Up Your Fans
3. Clean Out the Refrigerator
Every few months, wash the interior with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of warm water. Wash removable shelves and drawers in the solution (let glass shelves come to room temperature first so warm water won’t crack them). Loosen hardened spills on fixed parts by wetting the area with the solution, allowing the residue to soften. Use a toothbrush to scrub nooks and crannies. Twice a year, vacuum or brush dust from the condenser coils to keep the system from overheating.
4. Clean Out Winter Debris From Carpets
To clean dry spots, loosen soil and vacuum away prior to moistening it. When taking out stains, always use a white cloth. If you have dropped Wax on carpet or upholstery and want to clean it then set a clean, absorbent cloth over the wax stain and hold a hot iron on it. Then remove the cloth. Coat mildly greasy stains with aerosol shaving cream, use a hair dryer to speed dry. Then vacuum. Sprinkle a greasy stain with baking soda, cornstarch or talcum powder. Leave on at least 8 hours, and then vacuum. The works done.
5. Reorganize Bookshelves
6. Cleaning Done Right