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Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted 04-19-17 in Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing

It’s already spring, and that means it’s time to start preparing your home for the new season. There are spots around your home that needs to be cleaned… that you may have never thought of!

Start with cabinets, windows and countertops

If you have wooden cabinets, use a furniture polish. As for windows, don’t just worry about the inside. It’s also important to wash your windows from the outside. Properly care for granite countertops by checking that the seal is holding up.

Clean your entire refrigerator

Be sure to wipe the outside with cleaner. After you do that, start digging into the inside. Throw away any expired foods or condiments. Make sure to check every date so you don’t miss anything! Before you put the good food back, be sure to wipe down the inside of the fridge.

Your oven

To remove old food and grime, mix baking soda and vinegar, and place it on top. Let it sit for a little bit and then wipe away with a sponge. For tougher spots, scrape off with an old knife.

Your closet

If you haven’t worn a shirt in the past six months – toss it! Chances are you aren’t going to wear it anytime soon. Once you clean out your closet and other accessories, this will give you a clearer idea of what you already have and what else you need in your wardrobe.

Bedding

You aren’t supposed to worry about your pillowcases or bed sheets while spring cleaning. That’s because you should already be washing both every two weeks. Instead, worry about your comforter and pillows. Be sure to throw them in a two to three times a year.

Disinfect doorknobs, fans and cabinet pulls

Although this sounds tedious, just use a rag and some anti-bacterial cleaner. This will help prevent sickly bacteria and germs from spreading.

Stop your garbage disposal from stinking

First, sprinkle baking soda and pour white vinegar down the drain. It will start to fizz and make noise. Let that sit for a few minutes. Then pour boiling water down the drain. Once that is done, pour a cup of ice down the garbage disposal along with running cold water. Turn on your disposal. Once the ice is removed, cut lemons and add them. Turn the garbage disposal back on. This will help deodorize and clean your drain.

Clean your dishwasher

Start by clearing your dishwasher’s drain. This includes taking off the bottom rack and clearing any gunk or food out of the drain. Second, with an empty dishwasher, place a cup of white vinegar on the top rack. Run your dishwasher through the hot water cycle. This will remove odor. For the last step, rinse your dishwasher with baking soda. Just sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your dishwasher and then run it through a short hot-water cycle. 

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