When the term “spring” is mentioned in a casual conversation, what comes to mind first? For most, the word might symbolize warmer weather and beautiful blooms, but what about giving your home a deep clean? Sure, you might clean your house every week or so, but a spring cleaning is one of the most important ways you can welcome this beautiful season! If you’re not sure which room or spot to clean first, put on your rubber gloves and follow these tips:
Whether they’re located in your kitchen or the bathroom, it’s important to make sure that every countertop is wiped down thoroughly. The reason being is that these are the most used surfaces in your home and can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other undesirable allergens.
The best way to clean your countertops is to take everything off of them, grab a roll of paper towels, a green cleaning agent (chemical cleaners aren’t the best choice) and wipe down the surface from front to back. Once you’ve cleaned every ounce of your countertop, let them air dry before putting objects back on them.
When was the last time you gave your bathroom tile a good, deep clean? Besides being one of the smoothest surfaces to clean in the house, it can also be the most neglected chore to complete. One of the best ways to thoroughly clean your tiles is with a mixture of ½ cup of baking soda and 2 gallons of water.
Once you’re done making the DIY cleaning solution, work a small amount into each area of tile, then wipe it up. After this is complete, you’ll notice a clean, sparkling difference in the appearance of the most essential room in your house!
Rugs in High-Traffic Areas
One of the most prominent spots in your home for dust and allergens to linger is in the area rugs in your home. Think about it: they’re placed in their spots to alleviate wearing down your floor in high-traffic areas. A great way to give them a cleaning is to shake them around outside, then let them air out. Once they’ve been outside for a decent amount of time, bring them back indoors to reap the benefits of clean area rugs!