There is more to spring cleaning than just doing a deep clean on areas that don’t usually get attention!
Spring cleaning can include organizing and other specialized cleaning tasks such as window washing and carpet cleaning. It is important that you take the extra time required to address these areas once a year so that dust and germs do not spread further.
Tops of Cabinets
It is important that you clean the tops of the cabinets once a year because dust and dead bugs love to settle and call it home. You might easily forget about cleaning these areas because they are not visible to the human eye. However, once you get a small ladder and see the tops you will see why these areas are important to clean. It is recommended that you use a damp microfiber cloth to thoroughly clean these areas. You can use a simple solution like water and soap or any other multi-surface cleaner will do the trick. You do not want these dust particles circulating in your air vents or general air flow. People with harsh and severe allergies will be affected. When you clean these areas make sure to proceed with caution and be extra careful when using step stools or small ladders.
Having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year is highly recommended. A carpet cleaning service has the proper equipment that will scrub the carpets with high pressure water systems and vacuum it up after so that your carpets are not left wet. Many companies offer this type of service including a Dallas maid service called Modern Maids.
Often time’s individuals or cleaning services will clean inside your fridge and inside your oven. This is a great start for deep cleaning that is recommended on at least a quarterly basis. Areas that are commonly overlooked are behind and under the appliances because they can be hard to move. Under the appliances get very dusty, messy with food particles that were dropped and even dead bugs such as roaches. When performing this part of the clean be cautious moving the appliances because they will be connected to the walls. Once the appliance is moved you need to sweep and mop the area thoroughly before moving them back into place.
Most professional maid services do not offer this service unless it is on a move-in/move-out clean because of the liability that comes with removing the items in the occupied cabinets/drawers. This is a task you will most likely need to take upon yourself regardless of whether you use a house cleaning service or self clean. Set aside one Saturday in the year and tackle the task room by room.
Inside the pantry is an important item on the spring cleaning list because this also provides you the perfect opportunity to organize. It is easiest if you remove everything shelf by shelf starting from the top. Start at the very top shelf and remove all the items and place them on your counter. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the shelf cleaning off any stains or crumbs from food. When you are going to put the items back this is the perfect time to also check the expiration date to make sure you are not stocking up on needless expired items. Now work your way down shelf by shelf until you are finished. Most people won’t find this task to be enjoyable, but it is one that needs to be done on an infrequent basis.
This is the last step to complete the ultimate spring cleaning job. Once a year its time to bust out the window washing equipment or hire a company to do this for you. A complete interior, exterior, screens and window tracks will get the job done. You will be thankful when you finish the job. You will be able to enjoy the views of your landscaping through crystal clear windows.
There is more to spring cleaning than the average person believes. Spring cleaning is different than deep cleaning. That is why spring cleaning is done once per year, unlike deep cleaning that can take place every few months. We hope that you learned what it takes and how to accomplish it by reading this article about commonly missed areas in spring cleaning.