Ahhh, spring is just around the corner so it’s time to get a jump start on home cleaning projects. Here are a few tips and tasks to make your cleaning efforts more efficient.
- Breathe easier: For pollen sufferers and those allergic to dust, deep cleaning carpets will help rid your home of dust, allergens and pet dander. Go over them thoroughly with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and remove dust from sheers by placing them in the dryer on low with a fabric-softener sheet.
- Switch it up: Most ceiling fans have a switch on the base that allows you to adjust the rotation. Running the fan clockwise in cold weather creates an upward draft and redistributes the warm air to heat your home more efficiently. Switching your fan to the counterclockwise rotation in spring will provide a pleasant breeze during warm months. You’ll also want to wipe down all the blades and dust off light bulbs.
- Nooks and crannies: A good rule to remember is to “spring high and low.” That means reaching up and down into all the nooks and crannies where dust and grime may gather. Use the vacuum hose to reach under the refrigerator to brush dust away from the condenser coils. This will help keep the system from overheating. Dust under all furniture and above all cabinetry, and clean all items on high shelves. Wipe down walls, door frames and window sills, too.
With a little elbow grease and an organized approach, you’ll soon be finished and on your way to enjoying summer fun!