Have you gotten around to your annual spring cleaning? If you find yourself getting a late start on your spring cleaning, here are tips on areas in the home that you should tackle.
According to an article at maidpro.com, “Spring Cleaning Tips”
“Carpets, area rugs, and furniture upholstery. Even if they don’t look dirty, rest assured, they are! For best results, pick an arid, sunny day, rent a steam cleaner, and throw open windows to encourage fast drying.
Walls. Unless you’re planning to paint soon, walls need a good washing at least once a year, especially if you burn candles, wood fires, or set off smoke alarms when you cook. Don’t believe us? Remove a picture that has been hanging around for a while and observe the contrast. To minimize mess, start high, work your way down, and have lots of absorbent towels on hand to catch drips.
Oven. Speaking of setting off smoke alarms when you cook, if it happens to you, your oven needs attention. Even continuous cleaning ovens need to be wiped occasionally. For conventional models, a thick paste of baking soda and water, left to sit for several hours, works wonders to loosen all that baked-on brown stuff. Beware of self-cleaning ovens, as they use super high heat to burn off the mess. That can stink up your home and shorten the life of your oven by burning out its heating mechanism.
Stove top. The same baking-soda paste that cleans your oven can be used to remove cooked-on gunk up above. Pull apart everything that moves — burner grills, drip pans, and so forth, soak and/or scrub accordingly, using a small, stiff brush to get into nooks and crannies. If you have a range hood overhead, you may have a grease-fire waiting to happen. Most have removable filters that can be cleaned easily in a sink or dishwasher if you do it regularly.” To read the entire article click here.