Spring cleaning is always important, but with all the health concerns going around, it’s even more essential. With people spending more time indoors, they may face dust, germs, and other things they don’t want to inhale. To help keep your living space both hygienic and looking sparkly, we’ve rounded up some key spring cleaning tips as part of our deep cleaning services in Springfield Missouri.
Clean Your Windows
Now that warm weather is finally here, you’ll want as much sunlight pouring through your windows as possible. That can’t happen if you have smudgy, dirty panes. Take advantage of the nice weather and give your windows a good cleaning or call in the window cleaning professionals to do it for you.
Disinfect, Disinfect, Disinfect
Germs spread like wildfire when you’re cooped up inside. You can help keep your family healthy with disposable disinfectant wipes and using them often. The kitchen is usually the biggest culprit when it comes to germs, so focus your efforts there. Countertops and appliance handles are germ hot-spots.
Vacuum and Rotate Your Mattresses
To prevent dust mites and to create the most even wear on your mattresses, it’s best to vacuum and rotate them around twice a year—doing this when the weather gets warmer or colder is a good way to remember it. Vacuum the side you’ve been sleeping on, flip it, and vacuum the other side. Easy enough.
Keep Your Floors Clean
Dirt, and debris from rainy weather can really take a toll on your floors. Before the spring storms hit, deep clean your carpets. As their is more traffic in and out of the house, make sure to keep up with regular vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping. You can help prevent dirt from entering your home by putting a rough mat (like rubber or coir) in front of entryways and encouraging guests and kids to wipe their shoes thoroughly before stepping inside. Other great tools are a boot scraper and a shoe rack for wet footwear to dry.
With the doors and windows staying shut over the winter, dust can accumulate quickly. There are a lot of ways you can reduce dust and pollen in your home:
- Change out your HVAC filters, ideally once every month. This is one of the biggest spring cleaning tips we can give you, as it will make the air in your home much more breathable. If you’re really worried about dust, choose a HEPA filter.
- Similarly, clean your air ducts. Dirty air ducts can generate both dust and mold.
- Take a look at your closets. Round up anything you won’t wear this season and put it in a bin or bag. Clothing that’s just sitting around is a big dust producer.
- When you’re doing your routine dusting, use a microfiber cloth or duster and work top to bottom. Don’t overlook the tops of door and window frames or ceiling fans.
All these spring deep cleaning tips leaving you more stressed than inspired? We understand. Proper deep cleaning takes time, energy and the right tools. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, why not call in the pros? If you live in or near Springfield, Missouri, give the deep cleaning professionals at Grime Scrubbers a call. We offer a variety of deep cleaning services, including window cleaning and carpet cleaning. You can reach us at 417-864-8862 or click here for a free quote.