Spring Cleaning 101

spring cleaning

  1. Make a list. Jot down a list of the most important things in your home that you want to tackle. Ask yourself, what hasn’t been cleaned since last year? Your curtains or drapes, dryer ducts and light fixtures are probably on that list. If you don’t have time to make note of what you need to do, don’t panic! We’ve made the ultimate spring cleaning checklist in a printable version just for you.
  2. Grab your gear. No two cleaning tools are created equal, so make sure you have the right supplies for the job! Tip: Stocking up on vinegar, baking soda and microfiber dust cloths is always a good idea.

  3. Don’t be afraid to move furniture. Behind beds, the sofa and other heavy furniture you don’t usually move is dust, which can trigger allergy symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. To keep spring allergies at bay, grab a friend and move your furniture a few inches away from the wall. Then, clean behind the furniture with your vacuum, using the crevice tool to reach the hard to get places. After you sweep, put the furniture back in its place.

  4. Try new tricks. Spring cleaning shouldn’t be tedious. Add a new spark to your cleaning regimen with some new, clever spring cleaning tricks and see how they work for you and your home. Shine your silver with a banana peel, use denture tablets to disinfect toilet bowls, or get rid of kitchen stink by simmering a pot of water, cinnamon and baking soda on the stove.

  5. Remember the little things. You probably have the basic cleaning tasks down pat, but what about the less obvious areas of your home that tend to get overlooked? Don’t let them fly beneath your radar! To see what you’ve been missing, read: Four Spring Cleaning Blind Spots.


    Virginia Beach Realtor



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