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Indoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

    The winter season has concluded, and we are eager to welcome the warmer weather and outdoor activities. Moving past the cold yet festive winter season, spring provides a chance to tackle those semi-annual cleaning tasks to prepare our homes for the upcoming changes. Prepare your cleaning supplies and welcome spring with a tidy and organized home, allowing you to escape the chilly weather and embrace the new season.

    Clean Corp Cleaning Services guarantees that our clients will enjoy clean living spaces throughout the year. Our satisfied customers have benefited from our top-notch service for numerous years, regardless of the season. Leveraging our extensive experience, we have created a comprehensive 10-step guide for thorough indoor spring cleaning. The change of seasons presents a great chance to address those cleaning duties that are frequently neglected. Below are 10 spring cleaning suggestions that we feel everyone should take note of.

      1. Remove all items from the refrigerator/freezer, pantry, and medicine cabinet
      2. Disinfect and clean trash cans
      3. Sweep and mop underneath appliances
      4. Thoroughly clean carpets and furniture
      5. Scrub walls and baseboards
      6. Wash bedding and rotate mattress
      7. Test smoke alarms
      8. Clean out the dryer vent/hose
      9. Change the direction of ceiling fans
      10. Replace air filters

    Adding these chores to your spring cleaning regimen will contribute to keeping your home clean and safe for the year ahead.

    Remove Items from the Refrigerator/Freezer, Pantry, and Medicine Cabinet

    The beginning of spring is an ideal opportunity to begin anew by clearing out and discarding old or expired possessions. It is important to clean out your refrigerator, bathroom closets, and medicine cabinets, and to get rid of any expired goods or belongings that are no longer necessary. This will create more room and reduce the risk of consuming outdated foods or medications accidentally, which may result in health problems or negative experiences.

    Disinfect and Clean Trash Cans

    Once you have completed organizing the bathroom closets and refrigerator, make sure to set aside some time to thoroughly clean your garbage bins. Using warm water and disinfectant to clean them can help preserve a pleasant smell in your house, even if there is no noticeable scent. These containers typically contain our everyday food scraps and discarded items. Giving them a thorough cleaning can eliminate any unpleasant odors in your home and ensure they stay fresh for an extended period.

    Sweep and Mop Underneath Appliances

    Just as we wash our bed linens regularly, you should also allocate extra time in our weekly cleaning routine for mopping and paying attention to hidden areas when spring cleaning. When tidying up surfaces and floors, be sure to allocate more time to reach tricky spots such as underneath appliances. Consistently cleaning these areas will help to prevent the accumulation of dirt, pet hair, or grime, making them easier to maintain. Don’t forget to take into consideration any allergies you may have as well! Thorough cleaning will aid in managing dust effectively. Lastly, remember to clean your carpets and upholstery to complete the deep cleaning process.

    Thoroughly Clean Carpets and Furniture

    To prevent carpets and furniture from losing their color and to address allergy triggers, it is suggested to include shampooing your carpets and furniture as part of your thorough spring cleaning. Carpets tend to gather dirt and pollutants brought in from outside on our footwear. Although vacuuming can remove most of this, stubborn stains and allergens may require shampooing. Including this intensive cleaning at least twice a year is recommended for optimal outcomes.

    Scrub Walls and Baseboards

    Many households neglect cleaning their walls regularly, but it is important to keep in mind that walls can accumulate dust and dirt just like any other part of the home. To prevent any damage to the paint, it is recommended to use a gentle cloth or microfiber cloth when cleaning walls. Baseboards can be cleaned by first dusting or vacuuming them, followed by using the same type of cloth that is used for cleaning walls. During our spring cleaning routine, it is essential to allocate time for cleaning areas that do not need to be cleaned every week to ensure a tidy and healthy living environment.

    Wash Bedding and Rotate Mattress

    A lot of individuals clean their sheets weekly, but some items such as pillows, fancy comforters, and pillowcases are frequently neglected. Nonetheless, ensuring that all components of your bedding are adequately washed can minimize wear and tear caused by regular use.

    To have a comprehensive spring cleaning, it is advised to switch to lighter and more breathable bed linens. Continuing to use bedding meant for keeping warm in colder weather can lead to discomfort and feeling too hot. Keep your winter sheets organized for later use and choose cooler alternatives for the approaching summer season.

    Specialists recommend flipping over your mattress at least twice a year to avoid deterioration from continuous use. Incorporating this easy chore into your spring cleaning routine can help you avoid the inconvenience and cost of purchasing a replacement mattress prematurely.

    Test Smoke Alarms

    Protect your home by being proactive when daylight savings time approaches! Smoke alarms serve as the silent protectors of our homes, capable of safeguarding our loved ones during emergencies. Frequently forgotten, these essential devices have saved many lives each year by providing early alerts. Taking a few minutes during your routine cleaning to inspect or replace the batteries in your smoke alarms could save lives. Additionally, don’t forget to also test other safety tools like carbon monoxide detectors.

    Clean Out the Dryer Vent/Hose

    When discussing ways to avoid fires in our homes, it is important to include cleaning out dryer vents and hoses on our list of spring cleaning tasks. The accumulation of lint from our dryers is a major cause of house fires, but it can be prevented with simple steps. To ensure the safety of your home, remove the dryer hose and get rid of any lint that has been collected.

    Change the Direction of Ceiling Fans

    Were you aware that the circulation of air in your house can be significantly influenced by the direction in which your ceiling fans are turning? Many ceiling fans have multiple speeds and directions. It is recommended to have your fan set to lift air upwards during the hotter months for optimal performance. Ensure that your fan is pulling the cooler air up to aid in distributing the air conditioning throughout your home. This can lead to reduced utility expenses and a more comfortable living environment.

    Replace Air Filters

    The state of your air filters can impact how well your air conditioner works and the cleanliness of the air in your home. It is vital to consistently replace your air filters to enhance air circulation in your home and decrease pollutants in the air. For optimal indoor air quality, it is recommended to change your air filters every 3-6 months or at the beginning of each new season.

    If you require professional cleaning services, Clean Corp Cleaning Services offers both residential and commercial cleaning options. These cleaning suggestions may be beneficial to individuals who are taking care of their own cleaning needs. If you have any questions or need assistance with your cleaning tasks, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Reach out to us whenever it is convenient for you to learn about the advantages of professional cleaning services.