Speedy Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is finally here and it is the perfect time to do away with some of the dust and grime of winter. Here are some simple cleaning tips that will be both quick and bring in a nice fresh feeling to the home.

Welcome Mats

 

Give your welcome mats a really good cleaning. Shake them out, brush of any remains debris with a broom, even spray them off with the high pressure of the hose. Give them the toughest cleaning they can handle. Entrance mats are the first thing to keep large debris and dirt out of the home, so keep them clean to function properly.

Upholstered Furniture

Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear and to look and feel fresher and cleaner. When you’re shampooing carpets or cleaning upholstery with a rented carpet cleaner, practice first in an unobtrusive area to make sure you understand the machine and that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture just slightly and place the legs of each piece back on top of small wax paper squares after shampooing. The wax paper will protect your carpet and keep the furniture legs from getting wet as the carpet dries. Open the windows to speed the drying process. If you’re not the furniture-shifting and machine-renting type, call Maid Teams and we can do it for you.

Hardwood Floors

 

To protect the floors in your house from another year of wear and tear, wax or apply a sealer following label directions. The simplest method: Use a combination wash-and-wax floor cleaner. No-wax floors don’t need a polishing treatment, but an occasional makeover will keep them looking fresher and add a protective buffer that could help them last longer. Use a floor cleaner that cleans, shines, or both. If you have wood floors, move furniture and rugs aside, then apply a wood cleaner and either liquid or paste polish to clean and add a new wax coating.

Doors and Walls

The dirt and grime on your walls may be very apparent smudges, or barely noticeable dust spots, whatever the case, all ways could use a wash in the spring. It will freshen the smell of the house and lessen the over all amount of dust, especially as pollen season comes to an end.  Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge.

Deep Clean Vacuum

You don’t need to move all of the furniture out of a room to give it a really good vacuuming, instead move those big items a little to the left or to the right. Vacuum the area previously occupied by the furniture and then move it back into place.

Ceiling Fans

Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment. Some people even like to use dryer sheets, claiming that it can help prevent new dust from sticking to the surface.

Light fixtures

You may be surprised a what a big difference cleaning the light fixtures will do. A large amount of dust collects in the nooks and crannies of hanging lights. A few minutes with a stepladder, all-purpose cleaner, a sponge, and a polish cloth will give your lights a new fresh glow.

 

If spring cleaning seems too overwhelming, consider calling Maid Teams in Athens, Ga, for a whole home cleaning.