Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks

Spring Cleaning Chores That Everyone Forgets

“As you tackle the deep cleaning of your home this spring, don’t forget some of the most commonly missed spots,” says Kelley Wilson, Missing Information Blog.


Spring has sprung, which means spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. After being cooped up in the house all winter, it is time to get out and have some fun. But before you embark on your next adventure, it is important to show your home a little TLC – vacuum, dust, mop, and de-clutter. However, there are several areas that most homeowners just simply forget about…

Spring Cleaning Chores to Tackle

“As you tackle the deep cleaning of your home this spring, don’t forget some of the most commonly missed spots,” says Kelley Wilson, Missing Information Blog.

Air Filters and Ducts

When it comes to regularly cleaning out air filters and duct work, we can’t help but think of the old adage out of sight, out of mind. It’s just so easy to forget about our home’s first line of defense against airborne pollutants. However, “a clean air filter is the key to keeping the air in your home clean and healthy for you and your family,” writes Jill Nystul, One Good Thing By Jillee. Disposable air filters should be replaced AT LEAST every 3 months, and reusable filters should be cleaned monthly.

It is also a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned annually to check for dirt, debris, mold, or even pests.

Bedding

While you probably clean your sheets and pillowcases pretty frequently, when’s the last time you gave your pillows and comforters and nice deep clean? Even with pillowcases and duvet covers, your bedding can accumulate some dirt and grime over time. So, do yourself a favor and add these items to your spring cleaning checklist

Washer & Dryer

Your washer and dryer deserve a little TLC every now and then. “The grease and grime can build up in the drum of your washing machine over time, especially if someone in your home tends to have greasy work clothes,” says Nystul. “Luckily, cleaning your washing machine is an easy project that you can complete in an afternoon.”

You should also make a point to clean out dryer vents annually, if not more frequently. If clogged, dryer vents become a real fire hazard. In fact, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year.

“It’s not enough to just clean the lint filter after every use,” says Wilson. “Be sure to clean the dryer exhaust vent, hose, and lint filter trap, especially if your dryer has been running hot or taking longer than usual to dry clothes.”

Your Closet

Since everyone seems to be Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, the closet is probably getting more attention in 2019 than it has in recent memory. However, cleaning your closet involves more than just organizing and decluttering. You should also vacuum carpets and dust. You’d be surprised just how dirty your closet can get.

Under Appliancesspring cleaning declutter your home

While many of us may “regularly” clean the fridge or the oven, how many people can truly say they clean under their appliances at least once a year? The areas under your fridge, oven, and other appliances tend to accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and other debris over time. It’s a good idea to give these areas a thorough clean at least once a year, if not more.

Ceiling Fans

You may be surprised at just how much dust accumulates on those constantly-spinning ceiling fan blades. Yuck! Fortunately, cleaning those high-flying fixtures is pretty easy. “Cover them one at a time with a pillowcase and then pull it towards you,” says Wilson. “When you’re done, empty the pillowcase outdoors and throw it in the wash.”

Cleaning Blinds, Shades & Shutters

White Wood Blinds in Kitchen with Sun

Finally, your window treatments. Over time, your blinds, shades, and shutters will accumulate dirt, dust, and allergens. That is just life. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for dirty blinds or dusty shades. It is time to fight back! Check out our quick blog article on Spring Cleaning Tips for Blinds and Shades for some deep cleaning advice for different window treatments.


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