April 13, 2022
Ready Your Home for Spring
When sun streams through your windows at angles it hasn't since last summer, you're likely to spot dust and grime you didn't see during the dreary days of winter. That can only mean it's time for a good spring cleaning.
Getting a checklist together is half the battle of getting motivated. Here are a few tips to help jump-start the project and you'll soon be enjoying the unique gifts of a sparkling-clean home.
Clean out the fridge. Toss anything expired, as well as sauces and dressing you'll never use again. Wash each shelf with a mixture of two tablespoons baking soda to one quart of warm water. Don't forget to clean out the vegetable crisper...you don't want it to become a vegetable rotter! Vacuum dust off the coil behind the fridge to keep it operating efficiently. And finally, place The Air Purifying Refrigerator Deodorizer in your frig to keep your frig's freshly cleaned interior smelling fresh longer.
Rent a steam cleaner (or hire a service) to deep-clean your carpeting. Then, throughout the year, plan frequent vacuumings to minimize the amount of accumulating dirt and dust. Hate to vacuum? We recommend this Superior Suction Roomba 880 to let it do the work for you. It forgoes typical brushes and instead uses two rubber rollers rotating in opposite directions to pick up more debris while it moves methodically from room to room. It can even be programmed to automatically clean seven days a week.
Tackle “hidden” dust. Don't forget corners, baseboards, door frames, and the blades of ceiling fans where dust can accumulate out of sight. The Long Reach Telescoping Duster Set lets you easily clean cathedral ceilings, second-story windows, ceiling fans, and other hard-to-access areas without a ladder. Its aluminum pole extends almost six feet and rotates 120° to easily reach awkward angles and access corners without bending or straining. It comes with a round soft bristle, a chenille duster, and a microfiber feather duster for gentler or more aggressive cleaning depending on the surface.
Finally, have you changed your furnace filter recently? The filter should be replaced at least every 90 days, and it's important to maintain a clean filter if you have central air conditioning. This helps your AC cool more efficiently and will cut down on dust in your home, too.