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5 Tips for a Successful Spring Cleaning

Spring is always a welcome sight after a long, harsh winter. As warmer weather approaches, there are so many different things to enjoy, like sunshine, outdoor activities, and the ability to get out of the house for a change. But for many of us, spring means it’s time for the annual tradition of spring cleaning! After a year of collecting dust, and more stuff, an annual cleaning regimen like spring cleaning can help you get rid of the old, make room for the new, and start the year out with a fresh, clean slate. Check out these 5 helpful tips for successful spring cleaning this year!

Clean Your Carpets

Carpets and rugs take a beating throughout the year. However, when you clean your home, all your carpet usually get is a good vacuuming. Make a point to do a thorough cleaning of your home’s carpets and rugs, either with a rented steam cleaner or a professional carpet cleaning company. Deep cleaning your carpets at least once a year will help to eliminate dust and mites, can help with allergies, and will leave your home smelling clean and fresh. What a great start to a successful spring cleaning! 

Declutter

Decluttering your home should be one of the first steps of your spring cleaning cycle. After all, decluttering means less to clean! Start your spring cleaning off by throwing away things that you haven’t used in the past year. Item you should pay special attention to include: 

  • Your clothing in your closet
  • The items in your storage areas like basements and attics
  • Your kids’ rooms
  • The pantry

Tackle the Bathroom

I know, I know. It’s the least glamorous of spring cleaning chores. But let’s face it - how often do your bathrooms get a real deep clean? During your spring cleaning whirlwind, make sure to follow these steps for a sanitary and deeply cleaned bathroom:

  • Sanitize the shower with bathroom cleaning solutions to eliminate the risk of mold growth, soap scum and more. 
  • Wipe down sinks and vanity surfaces with disinfectant and remove all buildup
  • Mop your bathroom floors with a vinegar solution to give them a thorough deep clean
  • Last but not least, tackle the toilets. Use a bleach solution to sanitize the bowl and all around the toilet. Do this step last to avoid spreading germs. 

Get Everyone on Board

The exhausting chore of spring cleaning can be a daunting one, but it is that much easier when you have a little bit of help. Make your annual spring cleaning a family event. Delegate tasks to your spouse and kids to make them a part of keeping your home clean. You can even make a chore wheel! When your family has a hand in cleaning your home, they have a vested interest in keeping it clean. 

Check for Pests

The annual spring cleaning is a great time to check your home for pests and ensure that insects or rodents haven’t caused any damage to your home. Be sure to check areas that have low-traffic too, like attics, basements and crawl spaces. If left unchecked, pests can cause a lot of damage to your home - damage that no amount of spring cleaning can fix. 

Some pests, like termites, are hard to detect, but can cause serious damage to your home, if given the chance, resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Make a termite inspection a part of your annual spring cleaning to ensure that you stay ahead of these voracious pests. Call PestMasters today for your free termite inspection and learn more about termite control services today!