21/05/2019 1 Comment
Fresh Start: Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring has finally sprung and that means it’s time to freshen up your home! There’s nothing like starting off a brand new season with a fresh slate that frees up tons of time for activities in the great outdoors. We’ve thrown together our top 10 favourite spring cleaning tips to make this year’s cleanup an absolute breeze!
1. Get rid of clutter.
Your first step should be to remove clutter from your home. Clearing out your space will make it easier to come up with a solid plan for the deep cleaning your house needs. Any unwanted items can be given away to charity or sold once garage sale season rolls around. You can even create a profile on BUNZ to trade off your unwanted items. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
2. Make a plan and be prepared.
Once the house is decluttered, you should make a plan. Determine in what order you’ll tackle the rooms and what products you’ll need. Then, put together a kit including rubber gloves and cleaning supplies. Keep in mind you can tackle one room at a time or do a full head-to-toe cleanse of your living space. Whatever you decide, make sure to stick with it!
3. Start at the top.
Always work from the top down. Start with the ceiling, then light fixtures, frames, furniture and finish with the floor. Each step will add a layer of dirt to the floor, so cleaning the floors or carpets last is a whole lot more efficient.
4. Clean windows on a cloudy day.
Rainy day got you down? Put on your favourite playlist or line up the next Netflix binge and tackle those windows! You won’t have to deal with glare, and direct sunlight can dry windows too fast and which causes streaking. Once you’ve finished, you can pat yourself on the back for making the most of a gloomy spring day!
5. Don’t forget the outside!
Inspect the perimeter of your home by checking for warped or clogged gutters and making sure your downspouts are directing water away from your foundation. This is also a great opportunity to tidy up your front lawn and backyard. Bring out a rake and trash bag to gather any debris left behind from the winter, and make some mental notes about the flowers you’re going to plant!
6. Remember blinds and curtains.
If your curtains can’t be machine washed, use a vacuum or a steam cleaner. For wooden, plastic or metal blinds, use a microfibre cloth to remove dirt. These materials can trap allergens and air pollutants and have a negative effect on your indoor air quality which could impact your health.
7. Deep clean your floors and carpets.
Tile and hardwood floors should be cleaned with the appropriate product. Carpeting and area rugs should be vacuumed and steam cleaned to fully remove dust, allergens and harmful particles that will ultimately improve the air quality of your home.
8. Clean your furniture.
Condition your wooden furniture and give your couches and armchairs a good cleaning. Allergens and irritants can accumulate in the cushions and upholstery. If you have leather couches or chairs, you can also have them cleaned and conditioned to ensure the material remains soft, supple and free from future cracks.
9.Take care of your mattresses.
Do you remember the last time you had your mattress cleaned? Your mattress is another place where contaminants tend to accumulate and this step is often overlooked. In addition to dust and allergens, some mattresses can trap humidity. Deep cleaning it might require professional assistance to ensure the job gets done right and you can reap the full benefits.
10. Don’t be afraid to delegate!
Some jobs are better left to professionals. To make your spring cleaning easier, you can rely on Pointe-Claire Carpet Cleaning. Contact us today to learn more about our professional carpet and couch cleaning services and our eco-friendly cleaning options. We also offer a wide range of specialized services for people with pets, interiors of vehicles, and home water damage.
Pointe-Claire Carpet Cleaning works towards giving you a clean and desirable home. With our professional cleaning services, we save your time and money. Our services include carpet cleaning, couch and area rug cleaning, and also specialized services. Contact us today to learn more about our list of services.