Spring has finally arrived, but unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s impossible to get out and enjoy it.
While this is a disappointment for many, it’s also a unique opportunity for homeowners to get their teeth into their spring cleaning projects.
Spring cleaning has been a tradition for many centuries, but cleaning as a hobby has only become popular in recent years. Today, there’s a wide range of social media influencers out there who specialize in showing you how to thoroughly clean and organize your home.
If you’re keen to use the lockdown as an opportunity to finally spring clean your home, then here’s a list of the most important tasks that you definitely need to remember.
Deep Cleaning Your Carpet
Your carpet gets walked on by hundreds of dirty shoes, feet and maybe even paws, meaning thatit’s a hotbed of dirt and grime. While running the vacuum cleaner over it might make it look better and grab any visible debris, shampooing your carpet is the only way to truly clean it. This can be a physically demanding job, as you often have to get down on your knees to really scrub your floor, or use specialist equipment. If you’re struggling to find the motivation or physical strength then once the shelter in place orders have been relaxed, you can work with carpet cleaning experts. Ensure you choose someone with not only extensive experience, but high reviews. For instance, there’s Clean-Master who mainly service the Liberty Lake area who have been in business for over 20 years. They’ve received more than 100, 5-star reviews which makes them an ideal choice. Working with experts like these will help to restore your carpet and other flooring materials back to their original clean and beautiful state.
Polishing Your Wooden Furniture
The rustic look has been a popular interior decorating trend over recent years, which has led many homeowners to incorporate natural wooden furniture into their décor. Hardwoods, such as mahogany and oak, make majestic furniture, but they need polishing to retain their lustre, beauty and waterproofing. Lightly sand your furniture before you start, to remove any dirt and remnants of old polish. Choose a quality clear furniture polish that will give your furniture a sleek finish. Buff it onto your furniture using a soft cloth, so that you don’t scratch the surface and are left with a perfect finish to your magnificent furniture.
Emptying And Cleaning Your Fridge And Freezer
When you clean your fridge and freezer, you probably just run a damp cloth over the shelves or mop up any major spills. However, this approach won’t get rid of the bacteria that could be lurking in your appliances. As such, it’s crucial that you deep clean your fridge and freezer at least once a year, if not more often. Remove all of the items in your appliance, as well as any detachable shelving and storage units. Clean the shelves and units with hot water and dish soap, or by putting them in the dishwasher if they’re dishwasher safe. For the inside of your appliance, use a strong but food safe spray to thoroughly clean the walls, base and sides. For freezers, you’ll need to defrost the appliance before you can properly clean it, so make sure that you have somewhere to store your food before you start.
Clearing Your Gutters
The gutters on your roof regulate the flow of water across your property. If they get clogged with leaves, mud and other debris, then they won’t work properly, and water could leak into your home as a result. To avoid any incidents, it’s important that you clear your gutters and clean them thoroughly at least once a year. Use gloves to protect your hands and make sure that someone watches the base of your ladder so that you don’t fall from the roof and hurt yourself. The debris that you remove from your gutters can be used as compost or thrown in the trash if they contain litter and non-compostable materials.