Updated: Jun 10
Over the past year, we have overused our precious homes, and they need our care. The enlivening spring is just around the corner, and nothing feels quite as satisfying as feeling that fresh atmosphere in your home as well as the outdoors. Even you might avoid spring cleaning just because you do not know where to start, we have prepared a Spring-Cleaning guide that will help you tidy, declutter and clean every nook and cranny in your home.
1. Begin with boxes!
No one enjoys a home filled with numerous unused or redundant stuff scattered around and reorganizing them can be a great way to bring a tidy vibe to your room. A small trick here is to organize those items in three different boxes, as the first would include the no-more-used items to be donated, the second one includes be the items to be repaired, and the final box would include the items to be put away.
2. Carpets and Curtains
Carpets are stunning furnishings with so many different colours, materials and designs available; and can easily add an extra decorative touch to your room. But did you know that a square-inch of a typical carpet contains 200,000 bacteria on average -as being 4,000 times germier than a regular toilet bowl? Carpets are a catch-all for dirt, with mites, hair, dead skin cells, dust, mold, and many other types of allergens clinging to the fibers. Accordingly, it is no surprise that you must clean your carpets regularly.
3. Windows and Lightning
In our homes, windows are basically the only gap for the natural sunlight to enlighten our living space. Accordingly, any dust, stain, or even dried rainspots hinder us to make the most of it. Furthermore, you should also consider washing your curtains, based on their laundry instructions, to bring them a brand-new shiny look, and remove any dusts or allergens that might easily be accumulated on them!
Additionally, most people tend to forget the lightning appliances, when it comes to a typical spring cleaning. You can use a dry microfiber cloth to rub up the dusts, but always be very careful with the electrical work, be sure that the switches are off and you’re safe! With those crystal-clear lightnings, you will be amazed by the increased illuminance and the highlighted colours surrounding your room.
4. Kitchen run!
No matter kitchen is a specified place where you cook, eat or run errands, it can also be identified as the heart of your home, where most people spend their most time in. Accordingly, there is so much to get on work while decluttering your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets, for instance, is pretty much one of the most overlooked places where holds the mix of dust and grease. Also, do not forget to clean up the drawer pulls and doors, as they might have been skipped throughout your regular kitchen cleanings. For your granite countertops, be sure that you use a specialized cleaner, as natural remedies such as vinegar, lemon juice or ammonia can easily damage the outer skin of your granite counter.
Have you ever annoyed with those pesky tomato stains on your microwave? Even they might seem non-cleanable, there exists an awesome method to get rid of them. Use a microwave-safe bowl to fill with a cup of water, 5 tablespoons of vinegar and a chopped-up lemon. Turn your microwave on high for several minutes, then let it cool for extra 5 minutes before opening the door. Those stains will no longer be stubborn and will be easily wipeable with a microfiber cloth.
Do not forget to clean up your fridge as well. After emptying your refrigerator, soak a microfiber cloth into a dishwasher liquid and hot water mix, and gently clean the shelves, surrounding surfaces and the lower-level bins.
And here comes an extra trick: if your fridge has an unpleasant odor, try placing a bowl of four to five tablespoons of fresh coffee grind after that deep cleansing, and let it sit. You will be surprised how effective it is to collect all the unpleasant smell in your fridge, and you can replace the coffee grind every two to three weeks to keep it away from those odors.
Whether in your bathroom or kitchen, sinks may be one of the dirtiest and most contaminated surfaces in your home. If you're looking for a natural cleaner with some disinfectant properties, the mix of white vinegar and hot water can be the greatest alternative.
6. Clean up your medicine cabinet
The last year have been quite a harsh period in terms of health, and it's highly probable that you have stockpiled a lot of medicines even in case of need. Don't forget that medicines do have expiration dates and may even cause harm rather than healing if they are expired or decayed. In addition, you can clean the medicine cabinet with rubbing alcohol or any other surface disinfectant, to ensure the sanitization of that mini clinic in your home.
7. Air out and disinfect your mattress
If you're not a great fan of sleeping with thousands of microscopic bugs, you better lend an ear to this tip. Mites are pretty much everywhere where the human skin contacts with a cotton surface, and yes, this includes your mattress. However, you don’t have to worry at all -as cleaning them away is quite easy and fun to do. Strip your bed completely, and sprinkle baking soda powder to all over your mattress. Wait for an hour for the baking soda to kill the mites and use a vacuum cleaner to sweep all the remaining of baking soda, dead skin cells, dust -and mites.