Spring House Cleaning

Everyone loves spring – the flowers are coming back, the birds are chirping again and the evenings are getting longer. You’ve survived the harshness of winter and now you are at the light at the end of the tunnel. One thing not everyone loves about spring though is its association with cleaning, and the fact that it means it’s now time to do a ‘spring clean’ which will mean a lot of work and effort.

 It is possible to use services to do your spring house cleaning for you and these companies will come in and give your home a thorough clean that will ensure it looks the picture of summer-time cleanliness. These companies take the work off of your shoulders and do a more thorough job than you might know to do yourself, though you will still likely do some cleaning to go alongside it.

 When you start spring cleaning there is a lot to remember and this is meant to be the kind of thorough clean that makes the house stay that way all year round. Here are some things you might have forgotten.

Washing the Upholstery: Upholstery like carpet gets gray and collects tiny particles of dust and dirt that you can’t get out by shaking them. It’s important to get these machine washed or where necessary dry cleaned in order to return them to their former vibrant colors and you’d be surprised what a difference it can make. As well as the covers from your furniture you should also be sure to wash your carpet, your rugs, your curtains and even your table cloths.

Dusting the Skirting Boards: When you go around your property you will vacuum the floor and dust the surfaces and this is normal. However it is also important to remember to get any dust and dirt off of the skirting boards and this is something people don’t always remember. To do this you can go around with the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner, or with a bottle of polish and a dry cloth and either way this would help you to make the walls look a lot brighter and will prevent people from looking down and noticing an off putting patch of dust and dirt.

Cleaning Ornaments: Dusting surfaces shouldn’t mean going around your ornaments and objects when you are doing a spring clean – it should mean picking them all up to dust underneath and around them properly. Likewise it should also mean dusting the ornaments themselves or rinsing them under a tap and you’d be surprised at how a statue or model can collect little piles of dust in the cracks and details.

Behind and Under the Furniture: If you’ve never cleaned under your bed then you’re in for a nasty surprise when you go under there. It’s not healthy though to leave so much dust and so many crumbs right by where you sleep and it can otherwise cause the rest of your room to get dustier quicker, be a nasty shock for people who look down the side, and attract bed bugs and other creepy crawlies.

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