With spring around the corner, you may be getting inspired slowly to get to spring cleaning. But, are you forgetting some important places in the home that need attention? We’ve got some spring cleaning tips to make sure your home is spotless, so save this spring cleaning checklist.
- Range hood – This is an appliance that gets a lot of use. It’s important to clean it regularly, wiping it down. But, a few times a year, it needs more attention. Get in all the nooks and crannies of your range hood especially during spring cleaning. Use this opportunity to change the filter, too. And don’t forget to clean the fan hidden by the filter.
- Toothbrush Holder – clean it safely with baking soda and vinegar. First wet the toothbrush holder with water, empty and dust with baking soda. Then, spray vinegar right on the surface and watch it fizz. Let the solution stand in the container for a while before rinsing it out.
- Handheld devices like telephones and remote controls. The best way to clean these devices is with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. But, make sure to remove the batteries before you begin.
- Light Switches – We touch all light switches several times a day, so they’re definitely going to get dirty. Use a gentle cleanser on a slightly dampened cloth and wipe clean.
- Pillows and Mattresses – There are lots of reasons to wash and/or vacuum these items as they are used repeated, night after night. So, remove the linens and vacuum the mattress with the upholstery brush. Then, throw the pillows in the washing machine, but rinse them twice.
- Under the kitchen cabinets and the toe kit – While you may see the dirt and grime on kitchen cabinets, you may not notice the buildup under the upper cabinets, especially near the stove, toaster, or other small appliance. Use a mild cleanser with a sponge to wipe the area clean. The toe kick, at the bottom where the cupboards meet the floor, is an area often neglected. Scrub it clean with soap and water – it will make all the difference in making your kitchen sparkle.
- Doors and Doorframes. Wash doors and door frames, especially near the handle area. Most of us open and close doors without using the handles so there are lots of grimy hands leaving their mark on these spots. Also, don’t forget to dust the tops of doors and the door frames as dust settles on these surfaces.
- Refrigerator. Remove all contents from the fridge and clean all the interior surfaces. Then, pull out the fridge from against the wall and vacuum the back to remove dust settling on the components.
- Heat Sources. Vacuum all heat sources, whether they are electric baseboards, radiators, or grills.
- Medicine Cabinet/Vanity. Remove all contents from the medicine cabinet and clean surfaces. Then, carefully inspect medicines and supplements and purge expired items.
We hope this spring cleaning checklist will remind you to clean those often forgotten spots that really do make all the difference.
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