Spring is a time of change and renewal. A special moment in which we begin a new stage. It is time to renew the atmosphere of our house, to prepare it for the good weather that will come. And there is no better way to do it than with a good spring cleaning. Here are some tricks to make it much easier for you.
Plan spring cleaning
Can you imagine starting to clean the house thoroughly and having to leave it half-heartedly because you had not foreseen that you have other important tasks to do? Before starting this task it is very important to think how many days you will need and mark them in the calendar. You should also know if you are going to have help, and what materials you will need (utensils and cleaning products, ladders, etc.). It’s time to look for them and buy what you need.
Then plan the order you are going to follow. It is best to clean room by room, but it is convenient to distribute the times, even if it is approximately. Keep in mind that it will not take long for you to clean a small bedroom that the kitchen.
Where to start?
The appointed day has arrived and you are ready to get down to work. Start by opening the windows of the whole house wide to ventilate. It’s time to let the fresh spring air reach every corner of your house.
A good place to start can be to clean the roofs, walls and windows. To remove dust from ceilings and walls you can use a vacuum cleaner, a duster or also the sweep brush previously covered with a cloth. Clean all corners, skirting boards and baseboards.
Windows require a little more work. You will have to clean the frames with a solution of soap and water and a good jet of ammonia. Also clean the crystals and then dry them with a dry cloth that does not loose lint.
War to dust
We continue with the spring cleaning, dedicating ourselves now to lamps and light bulbs (if they are dirty they will give much less light). Remove the dust with a damp cloth. If you have a chandelier you can spray it with a glass cleaner and rub crystal glass with a soft cotton cloth.
It’s the turn of the doors. To clean them take into account the material they are made of: varnished wood, lacquered, etc. Do the same with the furniture. Clean them thoroughly, inside and out, with the right product.
Textiles and upholstery
This is one of the most important chapters of spring cleaning in the house. The textiles have helped you during the winter to make your house more warm, comfortable and cozy. Although it is not very noticeable, they have accumulated dust for many months so a thorough cleaning of these elements is essential.
And, you know, room by room, put everything you can wash in the washing machine: curtains, blinds, blankets, cushion covers, quilts, bedspreads, etc. Wash everything with gentle cycles in cold water or at low temperature and a neutral soap. If you hang the wet curtains, as they come out of the washing machine, you will avoid having to iron them.
As for textiles that can not be washed at home, consider if it is time to take them to the dry cleaner: carpets, very large quilts, etc. Once everything is clean, keep everything you use in winter properly, better in breathable bags.
The tapestries will be perfect if you rub them with water and very diluted ammonia, without soaking them too much.
You are ready for spring cleaning.
In future articles we will give you ideas to get the best results in some rooms, such as the kitchen, the bathrooms and the terrace or patio, which require specific work to achieve the best results.
See you soon.