Spring cleaning is a chore that many of us look forward to every year. It’s a time when we can get rid of the dust and dirt accumulated over the winter. Even if you’re a pro at spring cleaning your home, there are bound to be a few missed spots.
This article will explore some of the frequently overlooked places. Use these tips to get your house thoroughly clean.
Seals Around Windows
One of the most overlooked places is the seals around your windows. Over time, these seals can accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. Clean the window tracks and seals to remove debris and help the windows close completely.
Another place that often gets missed during spring cleaning is beneath the household appliances. Under the refrigerator and stove, dust, pet dander, and dirt build up over time. A build-up of dust and dirt can lead to the appliance becoming less efficient and even overheating.
Spring Cleaning Your Home: The Oven
People often overlook the oven during spring cleaning. Here are a few simple steps for cleaning the oven.
- Remove the racks
- Dampen the inside with water
- Rub baking soda on the walls and door
- Let the baking soda sit for a few hours
- Wipe down the inside of the oven with a wet rag or sponge
- Replace racks
- Install a new bulb in the range if yours has burned out
Don’t Overlook Mattresses When Spring Cleaning Your Home
It’s essential to give the mattresses in your home a good spring cleaning. Over time, they accumulate dust, dirt, and pet fur. To clean them, sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes. Then use the vacuum to remove the baking soda.
Curtains are among the most commonly forgotten places to clean. Vacuum your curtains to remove dust and pet hair. Look for care tags to learn how to launder them. Some materials can be tossed in the washing machine, while others require dry cleaning.
Scrub the Toothbrush Holder While Spring Cleaning Your Home
Toothbrush holders are one of the most commonly forgotten places when cleaning. If you haven’t cleaned yours recently, there may be mold growth in the container. Hand wash your toothbrush holder or run it through the dishwasher if the material is dishwasher-safe.
Behind the Toilet
When you’re spring cleaning, it’s important to clean behind the toilet. People often forget to clean this area, but removing dirt and germs is essential. To clean behind the toilet, spray down the area with warm water, use a scrub brush to clean, and disinfect the area with bleach or disinfectant cleaner.
Spring is a perfect time of year to get our homes in order. You will tidy up and make your living spaces healthier. These tips will help you clean your house more completely.
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