Home deep cleaning seems to be synonymous with spring. The season brings so many changes, refreshing and renewing. One of the hallmarks of spring that never goes away is the yearly spring clean. Everything that has been piling up, and there is clutter from hunkering down in the house. It may seem a little overwhelming, but you can get it all done and today we have some tips to know!
There’s hope, even if you feel like you would rather go on an extended vacation and forget about chores. Get your cleaning gear in place, and get ready to start deep cleaning your home, inside and out!
Home Deep Cleaning – Ten Tips For Inside and Out
Cleaning Inside Your Home:
During the winter, our furnishings can take a serious beating. We are lounging, eating, and working from our couches all winter long. Take some time to give your furnishings some love. Vacuum those couches thoroughly, and spot clean any mishaps. If you really want to go the extra mile, call a professional to steam clean your most used pieces.
While you’re decluttering and moving everything around, now is a great time to get those carpets cleaned. Whether you’re hiring a professional or going full DIY, you’ll want to follow similar steps to the ones you took for furnishing. Clear your room, vacuum that carpet completely, and spot treat your trouble areas, especially those by walkways and other high traffic areas. Once you’ve done that, get your cleaning done, and allow the carpet to fully dry to prevent stains from resurfacing.
Spots you don’t normally reach
Part of a good home deep cleaning is to get into all of the outer recesses of a room, those parts that you don’t ordinarily touch. Now is the time to straighten up those bookshelves, dust down your artwork. Though it is always a toss up to what you may find there, now is a great time to move your refrigerator and stove, cleaning out whatever dust, dirt or grime has accumulated there…unbeknownst to you.
Walls and doors
While you’re clearing out your room to get those rugs cleaned, take the time to wipe down all of the walls. During the year, dust and oils can build up on the walls and dull our beautiful paint. Wipe your walls down with a gentle cleanser, and in the kitchen make sure to get the cabinets as well, where grease from cooking can collect.
Though we can’t reach them easily if you don’t wipe down your ceiling fans at least once a season, you are running the risk of dust raining down on you. Get yourself a steady ladder and a friend, then get started dusting. Make sure to cover anything directly under the fan so you’re not on double dust duty. I have an amazing hack for cleaning ceiling fans…be sure to check this tip out!
Cleaning Outside Your Home:
Pressure washing the house
We want our homes to look just as good outside as they do inside. Over time, the elements and outside dirt can build up on our houses, making them look dull. Load up a pressure washer, and blast the build-up off of the house, getting it ready to face the coming year in style!
Sweep the porches and decks
During the long winter, there are old leaves, dirt and salt that accumulate on or decks and porches, get all of that swept up and you’ll be doing well. Want an extra clean look? Use the pressure washer to clean these surfaces too. The outside needs a good home deep cleaning just like the inside at least once a year.
Clear your flower beds
Underground, our flowers are getting ready to make their grand appearance, but how can they with all of the stuff in the way? The same leaves, sticks, and debris that landed on your deck and walkways are crowding around your garden. Get your lawn and leave bags and go to town. I talked more about that here.
Tackle the garage
The garage is kind of an in-between space, not quite in or outdoors. Usually, it ends up being a no-man’s land where all of our unwanted items find their way eventually. Have a garage junk drawer, or two or three? We do…and this organize the junk drawer post is super helpful! Get in there and start donating the unwanted items, organizing tools, and sweeping and dusting. That way, you can get all of your gardening supplies, and outdoor summer gear nestled neatly inside.
Clean out the trash cans
With spring and summer bringing warmer weather, our trash cans are going to get full of backyard food scraps, and weeds from the lawns. After a long winter where we paid them little attention, they need a good hosing out. Take some all purpose cleaner, and a touch of bleach, hose them out, and they will be ready for whatever you have prepared.
Getting the house in order with these home deep cleaning tips is going to feel so good! Your home deserves a little TLC after keeping you cozy all winter long. Deep cleaning is going to make your home look great, and you’re going to feel better. Enjoy!
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