Spring is the time of year when the natural world is regenerating, and new life of all kinds is flourishing.
For homeowners, it’s also the time of year when tradition dictates that we clean our homes from top to bottom.
This year, because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the shelter in place orders issued throughout America, there has never been a better opportunity to clean your home thoroughly.
After all, unless you’re a keyworker, you’ll probably be indoors for the majority of the day with only TV and books to keep you occupied, so you can make the most of this time by cleaning your house.
To help give you some ideas, here’s a list of projects, ranging from easy to challenging, that you can do this spring.
Dust The Ceiling And Elevated Surfaces
It’s easy to forget to dust the ceiling and high surfaces that you can’t see, so spring is the perfect time to give them a quick clean to get rid of any debris and spider webs. Use a stepladder to reach the ceiling or consider buying a telescopic duster, so that you can reach surfaces well above your head.
Clean Your AC Unit
Most air conditioning units get abandoned during the winter, when homeowners are more focused on staying warm. As the sun remerges and the temperature rises, it’s time to give your AC a thorough clean. Wash the outside of the unit with a damp cloth, and remove any debris from the inside. You should also stock up on filters by checking outthese air filtersfrom FilterBuy to find the ones that suit your unit. Once they’ve arrived, make sure you put a fresh filter in your unit before you start it up again for the spring.
Wash Pet Toys And Equipment
Pet toys, bedding and gear such as leads can be a hotbed of dirt and grime. They could also harbour pests, so it’s important that you wash them. If you’ve avoided washing your pet items throughout the year, now is the time to gather them all together and put them in the washing machine. Use a hot cycle and a strong detergent to disinfect and clean your pet’s belongings, then dry them outside or a ventilated room before you return them to your beloved furry friend.
Scrub Your Floors
Any concrete, laminate or ceramic tile floors should be scrubbed thoroughly at least once a year. While you probably hoover, sweep and even mop your floors on a regular basis, you should use the time you have now to deep clean your floor if you’re able to. Strong floor cleaner will be less abrasive and damaging than bleach, and it will also smell nicer. Scrub your floors with a strong bristled brush to get rid of any ingrained dirt that may have accumulated there thanks to all the feet that travel across it every day.
Check Your Drains
One of the more disgusting projects on this list, checking your drains and removing any hair or contaminants that may be lurking in there is important. Remove the drain casing and use a long-handled, wire brush to clean inside the drain and get rid of any grime. You can also use a drain unblocking solution to clear any large deposits that might be making it hard for your drains to function properly.
Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Much like your drains, your garbage disposal also needs cleaning, but many homeowners only give it a cursory wipe down when they clean their sink. Garbage disposals can be challenging and potentially dangerous to clean, so it’s important that you have a plan and are careful to avoid any sharp edges when you’re wiping down the inside of your disposal unit. Use a scented cleaning solution, or natural products such as citrus water, to make your garbage disposal, and by extension, your kitchen, smell fresh and clean.
Tough Projects For Dedicated Cleaners
Deep Clean A Whole Room
Taking apart and deep cleaning an entire room in your home might seem like a big task, but if you’re organized and committed, then the project will go by quickly. The result will be a clean room and an enjoyable activity that will keep you occupied for several days. Choose a communal room, such as the living room or kitchen, to ensure that you still have somewhere safe and comfortable to go at night.
Rejuvenate Your Upholstery
When you’re busy, the most that most homeowners usually do is run the vacuum cleaner over their upholstery. Now that you have time on your hands and will be spending a lot of time in your house, you’ve got the ideal opportunity to clean your upholstery completely. Whether it’s your couch, dining room chairs or padded outdoor seating, you should take the time to thoroughly clean your upholstery. Use a quality upholstery cleaner and take the time to dismantle your item to ensure that you finish with a spotless piece of furniture.