The Time is Now: Spring-Cleaning Musts

If you'd like to be spending the temperate days of spring outdoors rather than inside burdened with spring cleaning, you need the right strategy. While for some, spring cleaning is a welcome chance to refresh and reset your home from top to bottom, for others, tackling just a few key areas is all that's needed to transition your home into the next season. Focus on the following tasks to get your home in tip-top shape for warmer weather.


The windows

You want to be able to clearly see spring unfolding outside your windows, and let in lots of that mild, fresh air, so start by cleaning your windows inside and out, along with window sills and casings. Remove all screens and scrub them down, and either wash and rehang or change out your window coverings.

The carpets 

Spring is the perfect time to take care of annual carpet cleaning. Hire an outside service to do the job or rent the equipment and do it yourself. This will remove the dust and dirt that accumulated over the winter and refresh your floor coverings for a new season. This is also a good time to professionally clean any upholstery that needs it as well.

The air vents

Chances are you had lots of forced hot air flowing through your air vents over the course of the winter, leading to an accumulation of dust and particles. Thoroughly clean all the air vents in your home, not just for appearances' sake but for optimal air quality as well. 

The kitchen appliances

While you probably keep your kitchen clean on a regular basis, the start of spring is the perfect time to clean out the insides of all your kitchen appliances, including the dishwasher, oven and fridge. This will ensure you're primed and ready for all that warm-weather entertaining. 

The outdoors 

Don't forget one of the most important aspects of spring cleaning: your yard. Rake up any lingering leaves, clean out your gutters and pick up sticks, trim any branches and bushes that need it and remove those early weeds that are popping up. Clean out your garden beds as well so that they're ready for new growth and planting.


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