Deep Clean Your Space with these 7 Spring Cleaning Tips
Ahhh, spring has arrived and with it has brought warmer temperatures, longer days and cobwebs?! After a long and cold winter, spring is the perfect time to make your spring-cleaning to-do list and stock up on all the cleaning essentials you’ll need to transform your home from messy to pristine in no time. So, whether you choose to tackle your territory all at once or break it down room by room, dust off those cleaning supplies because today the cleaning pros at Berk International are sharing their top 7 spring cleaning tips to effectively deep clean your space.
Declutter the junk
Decluttering before you tackle your spring-cleaning to-do list can make everything more efficient and you more organized (and less stressed). Set some time aside to go through each room and assess your closets, drawers and cabinets where junk is most likely tossed and forgotten. Make a toss and donate pile for clothes you haven’t worn in a while, go through that dreaded junk drawer and organize your office cabinets. This can help eliminate unnecessary stress before the deep clean begins.
Save money and the environment with your own DIY cleaner
Whether you’re trying to be more eco-friendly or just need a backup of your favorite cleaner, making your own cleaning supplies can be beneficial to your wallet and Mother Nature. Try this simple DIY recipe for an all-purpose cleaner with ingredients you probably already have on hand:
1 part water/ 1 part rubbing alcohol/ 1 squirt dish soap/ Essential oils like lemon, orange or peppermint
Work from top to bottom
When tackling your to-do list, it’s important to work from ceiling to floor. This forces grime, dust and debris downwards, eliminating you from re-cleaning or re-dusting an area. Start by vacuuming cobwebs and dusting ceiling fans then move on to cleaning and dusting your furniture and finally, vacuuming all the dust and debris that has fallen to the floor.
Clean the stink from the sink
Often overlooked, your sink can carry more bacteria than your toilet or garbage can! To combat bacteria buildup, start by giving your sink a good scrub, removing any stuck-on food and grime. Then, kill all those germs by sanitizing your sink. This can be done by filling it up and plugging the drain and then adding a little bit of bleach. If you have a light-colored or stainless steel sink, keep baking soda and vinegar on hand to effectively combat stains. You can also use vinegar to rid your microwave of crusted on gunk.
Refresh your bathroom
To remove grime from the walls and glass of your shower and bath, keep a squeegee close by. If you have a shower curtain that’s particularly dirty, toss a plastic or vinyl curtain into your washing machine. Freshen your drains and keep them free flowing with a homemade mixture of 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup table salt and 1 cup heated vinegar. Wipe down all countertops with our ChemWipes that are great for heavy-duty cleaning.
Don’t forget walls and windows
While you’re busy focusing on cleaning countertops and banishing buildup, don’t forget about your walls and windows! These areas are often overlooked but can make a world of difference once they’re properly cleaned. Use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds and toss your curtains into the washing machine. Use a glass cleaner and microfiber cloth to remove smudges and brighten up your windows. For an extra squeaky-clean finish, squeegee off the excess water for a sparkling window.
Don’t forget the outside
While spring cleaning the inside of your space, don’t forget the outside! Get your outdoor furniture ready for the warmer weather by mixing up a squirt of dish soap in a bowl of warm water and rinsing off dirt and dust from your tables and chairs. Sweep your porch and decks of any leaves, debris and cobwebs.
If you follow these easy spring-cleaning tips, your space will be ready for the warmer weather in no time! If you’re still feeling stuck in the winter blues, try adding fun pops of color with bright accent pillows, colorful rugs or updating your linens, bathroom towels or curtains. Stock up on all the spring cleaning essentials, like pre-moistened wipes, towels and more by contacting us today for all your cleaning supplies!