Thursday, March 14 2019
March is halfway over, which means Spring is almost here! Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your Spring cleaning. The thought of Spring cleaning can be daunting, but with a solid plan you can tackle this chore with ease! Continue reading for tips and ideas to make your Spring cleaning easy, organized, and fun!
Now is the time to deep clean every inch of your home. The best way to go about a deep home cleaning is by individually surveying every room and making a list of what each space needs. Usually the main living spaces are what require the most work—the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms are especially prone to accumulated dust, grime, and clutter because they are high traffic spaces! Here are some preliminary lists which you can customize and build upon:
Your usual kitchen cleaning should include basic floor mopping, sink, counter and stove cleaning, and dusting of open shelves/window sills. For your deep Spring clean, you should scrub all appliance surfaces like your dishwasher, refrigerator, ovens, microwave, trash compactor, etc. Remove everything from the fridge and wash drawers, shelves, and fridge walls. All cabinetry should be cleaned of oils and grime that build up from regular cooking. Empty out drawers and cabinets and wipe down the insides with mild soap and water. This is also a chance for you to organize drawers and cupboards and get rid of old Tupperware, cookware, tableware, and utensils that you no longer use. Don’t forget to clean the glass and interior wood of your Bi-Fold Kitchen Passthrough Window.
Along with your regular living room cleaning routine, you should move all furniture and vacuum/mop underneath. Remove curtains and wash to eliminate dust and cobwebs. Vacuum underneath couch cushions and wash any removable pillow covers and throw blankets. Sanitize TV remotes with antibacterial wipes—you’d be surprised at how much dirt will appear on your wipes. Organize any bookshelves or storage spaces in the living room and get rid of unneeded items. Don’t neglect your Folding Patio Doors during spring cleaning!
In the bathrooms, in addition to normal cleaning, you should wash all bath towels, including spare towels in the cabinet. If your towel sets are beginning to show signs of wear, consider investing in a new set. Cabinetry should be washed with mild soap and water and other surfaces cleaned thoroughly. Organize any drawers, baskets, cupboards, and medicine cabinets and dispose of old or expired products. Wash any shower curtains and replace shower liners if needed.
These suggestions should give you a starting point for mapping out your Spring cleaning. You can make the list unique to your home by adding additional tasks that you think of when surveying each room. This is also the perfect time to organize closets, garages, and attics to eliminate clutter from your life. As Marie Kondo says: “Keep only those things that speak to your heart.”
Bedrooms can usually be saved for last, and don’t require too much more than the usual maintenance. Move furniture to clean and dust those hard to reach spots. Dust and vacuum edges of mattress and box frames. Use a damp clothe to clean bedroom furniture and window sills. Wash all curtains and linens. Use this time to organize wardrobes and get rid of old, ill-fitting clothes and shoes. Make sure you clean the Bi-Fold Patio Doors in your bedroom to preserve their quality and functionality.
If you’re waiting for tips on how to clean and organize your patio and backyard for Spring, tune in to the blog next Tuesday for a complete “Spring Cleaning for Patios” guide!
To learn more about how you can safely clean your AG Millworks Bi-Fold Patio Doors and Windows, click here.