Spring is typically the time of the year when people feel the urge to thoroughly clean closest, basements or all rooms of their home. Martha Stewart shares her Spring Cleaning Basics and offers tips for how to efficiently and systematically clean your house.
Here are some highlights from the article:
- Use rubber-edged squeegees when washing windows. They are quicker to use, particularly when reaching high spots and are more effective than cloth or newspaper.
- Dust off your lightbulbs. Use a microfiber cloth dampened with water to remove dust in hidden areas like this (for safety, avoid getting the metal screw base wet).
- Clean window blinds using Martha’s method.
- Remove stains from your tablecloths and any other household fabrics.
- Update your bed linens. Follow the quick makeover suggested by Martha.
- Adjust the rotation of ceiling fans to heat up rooms during cold weather and cool them in warm weather.
- Protect wooden floors by using surface protectors on the undersides of furniture legs.
- Clean your refrigerator including the outside, top and back of a refrigerator and the bottom vent too.
- Restock cleaning supplies to be prepared for unexpected messes.
- Deep-clean your carpets and rugs.
- Vacuum and steam-clean curtains or take them down and have them dry-cleaned.
- Replace batteries– especially in smoke detectors.
Ready for a cleaning spree?