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Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for 2022

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and spring is upon us, so now’s the perfect time to get your home ready for the warm weather season. To get your home in ship shape before summer rolls around, read on for some great spring cleaning tips that will help you keep allergens out of your home.

De-clutter

Clutter makes us feel stressed and chaotic. Our work spaces aren’t the place for clutter, and it’s even more important to keep our home office space organized. With more people working from home today, there are a few extra factors to take into consideration when organizing your home office.

Here’s a list of some spots that you may have missed:

– Dust and organize your office

– Look through that dreaded junk drawer (and desk drawers!)

– Organize your closets

Once you’ve cleaned these areas, take a close look at your space to see if anything can be removed or consolidated. Maybe you have a collection of decorative boxes stashed in an unused corner, or a shelf filled with old trophies from high school field hockey. This is the time when you can ask yourself if these items are worth keeping or if they’re taking up valuable space that could be used for something else. If your answer is the latter, donate them! Let someone else who’ll appreciate them enjoy them for a while.

Always Work from Top to Bottom

If you’ve ever tried to dust or clean a room, you know that wiping down the table or vacuuming the floor can cause dust and debris to fall on other surfaces. This is particularly true if you have a two-story home and are cleaning the upstairs, but this tip holds true for any horizontal surface: always work from top to bottom!

Apply this rule to everything from dusting to scrubbing. When mopping your kitchen floor, start at the farthest wall of the room and mop toward the exit, so that your wet floor won’t get dirty as you walk around it. If you’re vacuuming your living room rug, start at one end, clean to the other end, then work your way back from the opposite side. If you’re cleaning out your car and need to wipe down some of your hard surfaces first, start with your dashboard, then move on to your windows and cup holders. Even if you’re simply wiping down a vertical surface like a wall or door, always start at the top and move downward.

The idea here is simple: working from top to bottom will force any debris that falls downward and away from the area that has already been cleaned.

Walls and Windows Need Love Too

People almost always clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. How often do you leave a room only to notice huge dust clumps on the wall or windows? You might not think these things need to be cleaned as much, but they need just as much time and attention.

Windows are practically magnets for dirt and grime. They collect pollution, food particles, grease and more from the outside world. If you don’t regularly clean your windows, the dirt can actually cause permanent damage by scratching the glass. In order to keep your windows looking their best, it’s important to clean them inside and out once a month. Make sure you use a professional window cleaner according to the directions on the bottle.

Walls need just as much love as windows do. Even if they’re painted, they can still collect dust clumps that are easily noticed when you walk by. Most people don’t know this, but cleaning your walls is actually very easy. To do so, simply mix some warm water with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray on wall and wipe down with a dry microfiber cloth or sponge to get rid of any stains or marks that have built up over time.

 

Don’t Be Scared of the Kitchen and Bathroom

Cleaning the kitchen and bathroom are two of the least favorite household chores for most people. But really, it doesn’t have to be so bad! The more often you clean an area, the less time it takes to get it back in order. It’s a simple matter of organization and routine.

Here are a few easy ways to maintain your kitchen:

Wipe down your cabinets. Use a damp cloth and clean any areas that may be collecting dust or grease. While you’re at it, take stock of everything inside them as well—do you need to throw out any old condiments or spices that aren’t fresh anymore? Do you have enough dish soap? Cleaning spray? Make a list and replenish your supplies when needed. It’s an easy task that can help keep things running smoothly!

Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items. If there are any containers that may have leaked—like cereal boxes or soda cans—remove them from the refrigerator and wash the shelf thoroughly before replacing them with fresh items.

It’s a sad truth that the bathroom is a place where clutter, mildew and expired products tend to accumulate. Give your bathroom a spring cleaning with these tips:

– Change your shower curtain.

– Go through your cosmetics drawer or medicine cabinet and throw away any expired items.

– Clean out the inside of your medicine cabinet and wipe it down with a cloth.

– Wipe down faucets, doorknobs, shower heads and tile grout.

Don’t Forget About Your Air

While most people think of spring cleaning as a time to thoroughly clean hard surfaces like counters and floors, it’s equally important to give some attention to the air. The best way to ensure healthy spring air void of allergens, indoor chemicals or odors is with careful dust removal and an air purifier.

A good first step is understanding what pollutants can be found in your home. Dust is the most common allergen that can be cleaned up during a spring clean. Dust mites, mold and pet dander are also common allergens that are easily removed by cleaning and vacuuming surfaces throughout your home.

Indoor chemical pollution can come from cleaning products, furniture or other household items that have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in them. These compounds have been linked to asthma and cancer and can be lessened by mixing homemade versions of cleaners or choosing eco-friendly cleaners when possible.

Odors from pets or cooking can be reduced by washing bedding, vacuuming carpets and upholstery and airing out rooms regularly. If you find that your home’s air still doesn’t smell as fresh as you would like, consider buying an air purifier that will remove odors from the air as well as dust and allergens in the air.

Conclusion

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and spring is upon us, so now’s the perfect time to get your home ready for the warm weather season. To get your home in ship shape before summer rolls around, read on for some great spring cleaning tips that will help you keep allergens out of your home.

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