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Spring cleaning - tips for homeowners

It’s that time of year again! Time to open up the windows, let in some fresh air, and deep clean your home from top to bottom. Spring cleaning may seem like a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered with our top 5 spring cleaning tips.

First, som basic cleaning tips

Some cleaning tips are valid any time of the year, and they are worth repeating here as well before you start your spring cleaning.

  • Make a plan. Before you start cleaning, it’s important to make a plan. Decide which rooms you want to tackle first and what tasks need to be completed in each room. This will help you stay organized and on track.
  • Create a cleaning schedule.Once you have a plan, create a cleaning schedule. Dedicate a few hours each week to cleaning. This will help you stay on top of the cleaning and prevent your home from getting too dirty
  • Gather your supplies.Before you start cleaning, make sure you have all the supplies you need. This includes things like cleaning solutions, rags, and brushes. Having everything you need within reach will make cleaning much easier.
  • Work from top to bottom.When cleaning your home, start at the top and work your way down. This will prevent dirt and dust from settling on surfaces that you’ve already cleaned.
  • Don’t forget the little things.When spring cleaning, wipe down baseboards, dust ceiling fans, and clean light fixtures. These are all areas that can collect dust and dirt. following these tips will help you tackle spring cleaning like a pro!

The official homeowner's spring cleaning checklist

  1. Clean out your gutters (both roof gutters and any gutter you may have on your driveway or around the house) and downspouts. This will help prevent water damage to your home.
  2. Inspect your roof and make sure there are no loose or missing shingles. Leaks always start somewhere!
  3. Inspect your windows and doors to make sure they are in good repair and seal any gaps to keep out drafts.
  4. Clean out your fireplace and chimney. With all soot and ashes removed, you can inspect the fireplace and find any potential issues. This will help prevent fires or accidents.
  5. Vacuum all the carpets in your home. You can rent a carpet cleaner from your local DIY store.
  6. Wash all the curtains and drapes in your home. They are a major home and source of mites, dust and other allergens.
  7. Dust all the furniture and ceiling fans in your home.
  8. Open windows and doors, let in some fresh air and make sure all dust you have just launched into the air is blown out of the house.