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5 Tasks To Tackle During Spring Cleaning

 

Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task which in turn can leave you feeling unmotivated to get started. So, instead of tackling it all at once, why not break it down and tackle the tasks that make the biggest difference. You will find that once you get started, you end up going above and beyond and end up with a sparkling clean house. Keep reading to find out which 5 tasks to tackle during this year’s spring cleaning:

 

  1. Start With Windows & Mirrors: The best place to start is with the areas you end up looking at the most and the places that end up reflecting light. Start by cleaning all the mirrored surfaces in the house to remove any streaks or marks. Next, wash the windows to remove any dirt or grime and then use a glass cleaner to shine up the surface.
  2. Tackle Surface Dusting: Dusting is important because it tends to hide in unexpected places and can build up over time. So grab a microfibre cloth and some surface cleaner and get to work. Make sure to check common dusty places such as light fixtures, edges, and tops of cabinets and mirrors.
  3. Sweep & Wash The Floors: Once you’ve tackled the dusting (always do this prior to floors), it’s time to give the floor surface some fine attention. Start by sweeping up any dirt, particles or crumbs that may be hiding on the floor and in corners. Then vacuum over that same surface to really clear any remaining crumbs or dust. Lastly, wash the floors either by hand, with a mop or whatever you prefer. By following this order, you’ll ensure fantastic results and squeaky clean floors.
  4. Wipe Down Lights & Ceiling Fans: One area that usually gets missed is the light fixtures and any ceiling fans within the house.  Now is the time to clean up these items by following a similar order written above. Dust, wash, spray with surface cleaner and vacuum to clean any extra dust that may be in small areas or nooks.
  5. Clean Microwave & Oven:  Last but certainly not least, two of the biggest problem areas in the house are the oven and the microwave. The oven can usually be self-cleaned but generally will need a good scrub by hand as well. For the microwave, place a bowl of water with a half of a lemon and microwave for 5 minutes. Let it sit with the door closed for a an additional 5 minutes and then scrub. By letting the steam cover the sides of the microwave it will loosen food and debris that may be hanging on.  Give it one final wipe down to ensure extra clean results.

BONUS!

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