How to tackle a deep clean of your home
Spring is finally here, and what better time to give your home a good deep clean than now? As a realtor, I've seen many homes in my career, and I can tell you that a clean and well-maintained home not only looks better, but it can also increase your home's value. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get started on some tips for a deep spring clean.
1. Start with a plan
Before you start cleaning, make a plan of what you want to accomplish. Break it down room by room and create a checklist of what you want to clean in each room. This will help you stay focused and organized, and you won't feel overwhelmed.
Spring is a great time to declutter your home. Go through each room and get rid of items you no longer use or need. You can donate, sell, or throw away items depending on their condition. This will not only make your home look cleaner but also more spacious.
3. Clean your windows
Let the sunshine in by cleaning your windows inside and out. Use a window cleaner and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the glass. Don't forget to clean the window sills and tracks too.
4. Deep clean your carpets
Vacuum your carpets thoroughly and then give them a deep clean using a carpet cleaner. You can either rent a carpet cleaner or hire a professional to do it for you. Deep cleaning your carpets will not only remove dirt and stains but also improve the air quality in your home.
5. Refresh your bedding
Wash your bedding, including your pillows, comforters, and mattress pads. You can also rotate your mattress to help prolong its life. While you're at it, consider updating your bedding to give your room a fresh look.
6. Clean your appliances
Your appliances work hard all year round, so give them some TLC during your spring clean. Wipe down your refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher inside and out. This will not only make them look better but also improve their efficiency.
7. Dust and wipe down surfaces
Dust and wipe down all surfaces in your home, including shelves, tables, and countertops. Don't forget to clean behind and under furniture too. Use a microfiber cloth to trap dust and allergens and avoid using harsh chemicals.
8. Don't forget the small things
There are some small things that can make a big difference in how clean your home looks. Clean your light fixtures, switch plates, and door handles. Replace any burnt-out light bulbs and air filters.
In conclusion, a deep spring clean may seem like a daunting task, but with a plan and some elbow grease, you can make your home look and feel like new. A clean home not only looks better but also creates a healthy environment for you and your family. So, let's get cleaning!