Cleveland Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is just around the corner, Cleveland! If you’ve spent the last season huddled inside, now’s a great time to crack those windows and begin thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your annual spring cleaning regimen, but all too often homeowners can neglect a few important items.
These are just a few pointers to get the most out of your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Cleveland.
Clean Your Windows For Spring
It’s normal to get out of bed in the middle of March and realize that the lousy view out your bedroom window isn’t due to winter weather–it’s due to a dirty window. Spring is an ideal time to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with the following steps.
If your window opens, completely open it and remove any dirt or debris in the sill or track. Try first to remove as much as possible with a dry cloth or small brush, then use warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the rest. This will let your window operate more easily, and ensure your window can completely shut.
Spray down the window with a cleaning solution. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or make a homemade cleaner with one part vinegar and two parts warm water.
Swab the windows with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are preferred for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.
Don’t Forget to Clean your Window Treatments
A spotless glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t just as clean.
For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be an issue. For thick fabric window coverings, take them off the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer on a cold cycle and air dry them. For thinner window treatments, you’ll need to be more delicate in how you handle them, so hand-wash them in a bathtub or sink.
Plantation shutters are probably the easiest window treatment when it comes to cleaning. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. For spot cleaning, wipe with a slightly damp cloth to get rid of any stain, then dry with a cloth.
Now is also an awesome time to think about replacing your window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters Cleveland Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment photos.
Pay Attention to Your Appliances
Your refrigerator, oven and washer and dryer are just as much furniture as appliances. Especially with modern appliances such as those made of stainless steel, looks can be just as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to the condition they were when you first bought them.
Stainless steel appliances can be polished using a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried.
Get Every Single Surface
You’re probably going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do spring clean, but be sure to spread that attention around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Here are just a few of the spots that are often neglected when doing your spring cleaning:
All handles or switches that get touched a lot. This could be in the bathroom, doors, or any other spot in your home.
All surfaces in your shower, like the door, floor, and soap ledge.
The tops of your ceiling fan blades.
Under your appliances - specifically the larger appliances such as the refrigerator164 and dishwasher.