Spring is here! It is that time of year for Colorado Springs residents to pick up those brooms, dusters, and Windex, and get to work and do the house cleaning. After staying stuffed inside the home for months during the winter season, dust and dirt has had time to accumulate inside the home. Now it's time for summer, you don’t want to catch a cold from a dirty home!
Cabinets are magnets for dust and dirt build-up; especially if you don’t cover your pots and pans while you cook. Start off your cabinet house cleaning adventure by using cabinet cream you can effectively remove build-up and gunk by cutting through dirt and leaving your cabinets moisturized. If you are looking for a way to clean without using cleaner, using baking soda on a wet sponge, or by rinsing a clean towel and rubbing off any dust can work just as effectively.
This includes inside and outside windows, because both store up plenty of dirt and germs. This is a very important part for children because we know how much kids love to slime their faces across windows! Target the windows next, because it is hard to find time to clean them. Here is tip from the pros; Wash your windows on a cloudy day, because it ensures that the hot sun won't dry your cleaner before you even start to wipe away the spots and smudges. The best way to clean your windows is hot water, or window cleaning solutions with a dry rag. Try and avoid paper towels if you want a squeaky clean finish, because they will leave paper twiddles on the window.
Whether you have tile, wood, or carpet, it is important to keep cleaning those floors because that is where the most dirt lies! Starting with vacuuming, then finishing with wet cleaning with a mop or Swiffer, is the optimum way to keep non-carpet floors looking shiny and clean. For those with carpets, you’re in for a treat! Where you have less-trafficked areas of the carpet, you are only required to clean it once or twice a year. For high-trafficked carpets, you should bring in the professionals to clean three to four times a year. Although, you should always vacuum it weekly!
You're probably thinking, “I can clean my mattress?” Yes! While washing your sheets and comforter, use your vacuum’s crevice tool and clean the sides and surface, and end with spot cleaning any stains with upholstery cleaners. It’s also nice to finish with spraying the mattress down with a disinfectant spray.
Bathroom Mirrors and Faucets
This is one of the most neglected spots of the house when cleaning, and yet, the most dirty and germy! Whether you have a lot of time or not, this area is simple and easy to clean. For the best results for a clean faucet, use bathroom bleach and a wet sponge, and finish with disinfectant spray. The bathroom mirror is always covered in toothpaste grime and scum, but it’s an easy clean with some mirror or glass wipes and a dry cloth. When cleaning in the bathroom its best to seal it off with a disinfecting bathroom cleaner to kill the germs!