10 Tips To Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning

Inlanta Pewaukee

It might not be spring, but with the warm weather approaching this weekend — we can sure pretend! Kick start your spring cleaning and follow these 10 tips to kick off your spring cleaning:

  1. Wipe down ceilings and walls. Use a vacuum to remove dust and dirt first and then take a damp cloth and clean them.
  2. Reseal grout. Start by trying to clean your grout with a grout cleaner. If that doesn’t work, reseal it for a fresh, polished look.
  3. Vacuum and shampoo carpets. You can do-it-yourself if you own/rent a carpet cleaning machine. Otherwise, you can hire a professional company.
  4. Dust books and shelves. Take everything off the shelves and dust. Use a vacuum to assist for those hard to reach spaces.
  5. Clean sofa and cushions. Take cushions outside and gently pound by hand to remove dust. Use a vacuum to clean in between the cushions.
  6. Wax wooden furniture. Use a little bit of Butch-er’s wax and buff with a clean cloth. Your wood furniture will sparkle!
  7. Change batteries. Change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms.
  8. Wash windows and screens. Use warm water and soap and gently scrub.
  9. Clean window treatments. If your draperies and curtains are machine washable, wash them yourself. If they are dry clean only, take them in. Wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth; wipe metal and vinyl blinds with warm water and dish soap.
  10. Wax floors. Vinyl and linoleum floors should be polished with a specific product designed for those floors. Stone and tile floors can be treated with a paste or liquid wax designed for these floors too.

Now let’s hope we don’t get any more snow!

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