In case you haven’t noticed, spring has finally made an appearance. After several months of the colder weather, we can now take a deep breath and celebrate summer’s coming. However, before thoroughly enjoying the warmer and more pleasant weather, we’ll want to get our homes cleaned up and ready to go. Since people tend to stay indoors more in the wintertime, it’s easy for homes to get dirty and messy. The spring is an essential season for cleaning for just that reason. Whether you plan on selling your house in the next few months or not, spring cleaning is a must. Here are some of our favorite tips and suggestions for getting your home squeaky clean this spring.
1 Clean Windows to Allow More Natural Light
One of the best things about the summertime is that the sun is shining much more frequently. If you’ve neglected to clean the windows in your home, springtime is the perfect time to do so. Instead, use a glass cleaner to clean the dust and dirt off both the inside and outside your windows. If the outside of your windows is hard to reach, consider hiring a company that offers window cleaning services to help you get the job done. Additionally, if you want to save resources, use old newspapers to replace paper towels.
2 Replace HVAC Filters and Have Your Ducts Cleaned for Better Air Quality
If you want to keep the air quality inside your home excellent and healthy, you’ll want to make sure that your HVAC systems are running as smoothly as possible. Changing the air filters on your units will help purify the air in your home, but they’ll also help keep your systems running properly. In addition to changing out the filters, you might also want to consider having your ducts cleaned. This isn’t a job for the average person, so you will want to hire a local heating and air company to do it for you. Depending on the company you go with, they might even offer a maintenance package to help you save money while keeping your units running smoothly.
3 Pressure Wash the Exterior of Your House to Remove Mud and Grime
If you’re living in an area that experiences snow and rain during the winter months, pressure washing your house after the wintertime is an essential item on the spring cleaning checklist. Your porch, foundation, and siding tend to collect a lot of mud and dirt during the winter months, and a pressure washing session is essential if you don’t want your home looking drab. If you don’t own one, you can easily hire one from a hardware store in the area or even hire a local company to do the job for you. Either way, the difference will be shocking!
4 Tidy Up Gardens and Lawn for Increased Curb Appeal
If you’re in the process of selling your home and are asking yourself the question, “why isn’t my home selling?”–– take a closer look at the exterior of your home. The outside of your home is the first thing that people see, and if your home isn’t looking too nice, people will think poorly of it. Start by tidying up the gardens and the landscape. Throw away any garbage and old leaves. Then move on to adding some mulch, flowers, and plants to help spruce up the look. Finally, finish the look off with some decorations, like stepping stones or new lighting.
5 Vacuum and Shampoo All Carpets to Get Rid of Mud and Germs
Like how the windows tend to collect dust over the winter months, your carpets do. Carpets tend to trap in dirt, dust, and other particles over time, making them a vital spot to target after a long winter. Additionally, it’s easy for carpets to get stained with mud. Start by spot cleaning any stains and then do a thorough vacuuming job. Feel free to go over the stains more than once if they’re stubborn. Once you’re finished with that, do a deep shampooing of your carpets to reveal a like-new appearance. You’ll also be able to enjoy how fresh and clean they are!
Now that spring is arriving, take the time to do a deep clean of your home’s inside and outside. This will help your house look better, but it will also help make it feel much more healthy. Focus on the core parts of the house, like the carpeting and windows, and then move on to cleaning other areas that might have been neglected during the winter months.