It is hard to believe it is already the first of April. That means it has been over a week since the official start of Spring, it also means it is probably time to start the dreaded spring cleaning.
After a long Colorado winter, a thorough spring cleaning is most likely in order. Unfortunately, many people may not have the time or energy to accomplish this, sometimes formidable, task. Many times, you may not even know where to begin. Well, here are a few tips to help you get your home “spring-clean”.
“Welcome Mats”- A good step to keeping your home clean is to keep the dirt outside. Unfortunately, even the mats used to wipe the dirt off your feet need to be cleaned after a long winter. So, shake them out, hit them with a broom, or wash them. They’re the first line of dirt-defense.
“Vacuum/ Shampoo Carpets”- Even though everyone may have wiped their feet thoroughly on those welcome mats, there is still a good chance any carpets in the home may have taken a hit this winter. Vacuuming and/or shampooing your carpets will help get out any winter dirt or germs that may have traveled in on someones boots.
“Dust, dust, dust…”- After a long winter of having all of the windows and doors closed, there is going to be a decent amount of dust somewhere in your home. Even if you dust fairly regularly, the tops of cabinets, fans, and baseboards; may still have collected a shocking amount of dust.
“Light Fixtures”- An often overlooked spring cleaning task, is cleaning light fixtures. Luckily, a step-ladder, a rag, all-purpose cleaner, and a few minutes is all you really need for a light fixture to go from grimy to shiny.
“Wash the Walls”- Even though most dust and soot eventually falls and settles somewhere, there may still be some on your walls. Sponge wash them and dry with a cloth, and you may be surprised just how dirty they got over the winter months.
“Bring in the Pros”- Of course, you could always save yourself the trouble of having to clean yourself, by calling the professionals at Clean Conscience. If you happen to live in the Boulder or Denver areas, you can set up an appointment and have Clean Conscience do your spring cleaning for you!!