Whether Spring has Sprung or you are eagerly awaiting it’s arrival, it is the time of year that a clean and new beginning is on the mind. With a new beginning often comes the need for a clean and fresh home. Whether you are cleaning a home that you have lived in for a long time, or preparing a move in or move out clean , we have compiled a list of helpful tips when taking on a Spring Cleaning. As a Moving and Storage company, we aim to provide tools to relieve stress in all areas regarding your relocation.
Top to Bottom Cleaning vs. Room to Room
Among cleaning professionals there is often an argument of Top to Bottom vs. Room to Room Cleaning. The decision between these two options should be largely based on the time frame you plan on completing your cleaning. If you plan on taking it slowly, for instance one room per day, the room to room option is in your best interest to keep your home livable throughout the process. However, if you are completing a move in or move out clean or taking on the task all at once, Top to bottom cleaning will same you a considerable amount of time. Top to Bottom cleaning simply means that you start your cleaning with cob webs, ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc. throughout the home and continue down. Each cleaning task is completed throughout the entire home before moving on to the next one. By cleaning in this order, you eliminate the potential of missing things here and there and also the extra work created by dust and debris falling on to already clean areas.
If you have a glass shower door, chances are you have water spots. While there are multiple products out there promising to make these spots disappear with ease, if you are like me chances are you have tried them all with little success. Never fear, there is a way to make these spots vanish and it’s easier than you think. A mixture of 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water is the perfect solution to water spots. Spray this mixture onto your shower and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then come back with a Greenie (scratch proof abrasion pad) and Bar Keepers friend and scrub these spots away. While some good ole’ fashioned elbow grease will be required, this method works every time and solves what is commonly the hardest thing to clean.
Blinds…They’re Still Dirty
Blinds are often ignored or cleaned incorrectly and deserve our attention. Dust typically builds up on the back edge of your blinds, which just so happens to be the hardest place to reach. To easily access this area, close your blinds upwards and place your rag on the back side of the blinds. Cleaning this way takes care of where the dust build up actually is and will have you breathing easier in no time.
What did I forget?
While we all know the basics, here are a few things to be sure that are added to your checklist for a Spring Clean …..Baseboards Window Sills Framing/ Hand Rails Underneath Appliances Inside the Refrigerator Inside your Oven Inside your Dishwasher Underneath Rugs and Furniture
While it may be daunting, Spring Cleaning is a task that leaves us fully satisfied and breathing easier when completed. At Stewart Moving & Storage we strive to help you breathe easier and hope these quick tips aid you in your next big cleaning venture. Happy Moving and Happy Cleaning. Breathe easy this Spring!