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How to Tackle 3 Essential Tasks For Spring Cleaning

The words ‘spring cleaning’ often result in feelings of ambition to improve one’s home or feelings of dread about tackling a long to-do list. If you’re overwhelmed by or dreading the task of deep cleaning your home this spring, don’t worry; there is hope. By listing essential chores and breaking down the steps for each, achieving a thoroughly clean home can become an easily attainable goal. Let’s simplify three common spring cleaning tasks together.

 1) Cleaning Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliance care instructions vary depending on appliance age, model, and manufacturer. If possible, refer to the applicable appliance manual for cleaning tips. If you do not have a manual, you can follow these general appliance cleaning steps:

  1. Remove and Clean Removable Parts – Set aside removable parts such as shelves and drip pans to wash separately. Clean or replace the appliance filter (if applicable) to keep odors away and maintain indoor air quality.

  2.  Clean the Appliance Exterior – Wipe down all sides and clean any vents, seals, and gaskets. Use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to clean the appliance’s vent (if applicable). Check for vent blockages to prevent overheating and appliance damage.

  3. Clean the Appliance Interior – Finish up by wiping down the inside of the appliance, including the door and walls. Keeping appliance interiors clean helps to keep pests away, reduce the risk of fires, and ensure food safety.

2) Cleaning Tile Grout 

Cleaning tile grout is crucial for preventing the growth of mold and mildew. This cleaning task can be broken down into just a few simple steps: 

  1. Choose a Cleaner – Use a store-bought cleaner or make your own! Green cleaning methods consist of using vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda and water.

  2. Apply the Cleaner – Apply the cleaner according to the instructions, via a spray bottle (if you use vinegar or hydrogen peroxide), or with a brush (if you use baking soda and water).

  3. Let Sit – Let the cleaner sit on the grout lines for five to ten minutes.

  4. Scrub – After letting the cleaner sit,  scrub the grout lines with a small brush. 

  5. Clean Up and Let Dry – Finish up by removing the cleaner and any dirt using a sponge or warm cloth, then allow the area to dry completely.

 

3) Clean Window Sills 

Did you know that cleaning window sills removes the number of allergens in your home? Luckily, cleaning them is easy and doesn’t take much time: 

  1. Vacuum – Remove any loose dirt, dust, and debris by using a handheld vacuum cleaner or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.

  2. Wipe – Clean the top, sides, and front edge of the sill.

  3. Scrub (if necessary) – See spots with dried-on residue or mold/mildew? Use a soft brush to scrub them clean.

  4. Rinse and Dry – If you use a cleaning solution, rinse the sill thoroughly with a damp cloth and then dry completely.

The final step of every cleaning process is to repeat regularly! If you need help with spring cleaning or maintaining a clean home, give us a call or fill out our free cleaning quote form to get in touch today!

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