Spring is a time of new beginnings. New life blooms everywhere; the sun shines with the promise of warmer days to come. It’s no surprise that when spring comes everyone is ready for a fresh start. Committing yourself to giving your home a good spring cleaning can be quite the undertaking, but the results are satisfying. To get your home looking beautiful inside and out, follow these simple steps!
Start with the inside and work your way out. Over the winter, plenty of things will have piled up that need putting away. Cleaning and de-cluttering your home will leave your home feeling like a breath of fresh air every time you walk inside.
First, go through your closets. Discard or donate unwanted clothes and clean winter coats. With you plan to keep cleaned, pack away winter clothes (or have them stored at a dry cleaner).
Next, take care of your bedroom. Rotate mattresses and wash mattress pads and blankets. Hang blankets on a clothesline to air out before putting them away. Wash curtains and draperies or have them dry-cleaned.
In the kitchen, clean the oven if necessary. Dust the coils behind or underneath the refrigerator.
Make sure to clean blades of ceiling fans. Shampoo rugs and upholstery to rid them of dirt and dust accumulated over the past year. Clean or replace filters in room air conditioners; vacuum and reinstall units. Clean all of the bathrooms, including the mirrors.
Making the outside of your home look as refreshed as the inside will instill a new sense of pride in your home.
First, clean around the central air conditioner unit and have it serviced. You’ll want to ensure your AC is working for when the weather gets warmer. Open up your attic louvers.
Check on the state of your roof and the sidings. Secure any loose shingles or siding. Clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure the roof is free of any debris.
Remove storm windows you have and patch screens.
Lastly, Work on your home’s outward appearance. Touch up paint on the exterior of the house, and make sure the windows are washed.
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