Spring Cleaning Tips You Can Use This Summer

When you think of spring cleaning, you probably think of getting rid of all the dust and dirt, opening the windows to air out the house, and deep cleaning stuff like curtains, upholstery and carpets. But who says spring cleaning is only for cleaning the house? And who says it has to be done in the spring? 

We are all home more often now; not just in the winter time. Your yard, car, plumbing, wardrobe, and even your computer and home office could probably benefit from a good cleaning. We consulted with some cleaning experts from a range of industries to learn how to clean some often neglected areas that rarely make it onto anyone’s spring cleaning list. Here’s a rundown of spring cleaning tips you can use all year long!

Let Your Sweaters Hibernate

Often forgotten, closets need cleaning too. In winter, summer clothes should be stored out of sight and vice versa. Think of it as letting your sweaters get a long summer’s nap. Price Self Storage gave us some cleaning tips for handling your seasonal wardrobes.

“Transitioning to warmer weather means a change in wardrobe. Pack away those winter sweaters, coats and accessories. Find a clean and dry container that will keep out moisture. Then, find a safe spot to store these containers. A couple of places that work well for storing seasonal clothes are guest room closets, under a bed, under a couch, or in a storage unit.”

Ain’t No Junk in My Trunk

Maybe you thought about spring cleaning your car. But didn’t get to it. It’s never too late. One of the best feelings in the world is getting into a clean car that smells oh so fresh! Just ask Amy Bloomer, professional organizer & owner of Let Your Space Bloom.

“Take the opportunity to get outside. It’s an opportune time to clean out your car and eliminate the junk from your trunk! Commit to putting anything (other than a human being or an animal) that enters your car, into your trunk organizer.”

Get outside, breathe in that summer air and give your car a good cleaning. Wash it, vacuum, clean out any trash, and finish it off with some tire shine for a sparkling clean ride.

Curling Irons, Blow Dryers, and Flat Irons, Oh My!

Almost every household has that one drawer. And no, we’re not talking about the junk drawer. We’re talking about the drawer that’s overrun with hair products and a variety of hair appliances. Do you really still need that crimper you used back in the 90s?

We know you always want to look your best, but come on! If your bathroom is starting to look like a hair salon, it might be time for an intervention. It’s time to declutter your hair wardrobe. Here’s what Edify Beauty‘s Michelle Farley recommends.

“Knowing what products to buy and then how to use them can be overwhelming. For most people, it’s trial and error. That, in turn, often leads to frustration, wasted time, and cluttered countertops, closets, and drawers. Commit to cleaning out your product graveyard for good and updating to a new hair wardrobe!”

Stop Waiting For Something to Crawl Out of Your Drains

We’ve all seen the movie with the scary clown and red balloons. Let’s not make it a reality. Hair, food, dirt, grease, and soured milk are some of the things many of us send down the drain on a regular basis. While it may look like everything disappears with a good rinse, there’s a lot going on down there. Growing bacteria, food particles, and baby clowns fermenting away. Bryan Stoddard, Director at Homewares Insider, gave us this handy tip.

“Clogged sinks can easily be cleaned without the use of strong and toxic chemicals. Mix some vinegar and baking soda, and pour it down the drain. Wait a while and then wash it all away with hot water, the mixture and the greasy plug.”

Show your plumbing some love any time of the year with this spring cleaning tip.

Summer Clean Your Spring Cleaning Tools

Maybe you already did your spring cleaning. Dusted, mopped, scrubbed, organized…all of the above. But what about the tools you used to clean? Your brooms, mops, sponges, and other cleaning tools are filled with bacteria and germs. At the very least, think about all that dust and grime that builds up.

Stop using something dirty to clean something else. Sanitize mops and brooms by letting them briefly soak in baking soda and water and then let them air-dry. For cleaning cloths, sponges, scrubbers and similar cleaning tools wash them in your washer on the hottest setting.

Let Us Handle The Dirty Work

Maybe you want to spend your summer outside. Use your time wisely; hang with the kids, go to the pool, have a drink or two. Ditch the tools and seasonal cleaning ideas and let us handle the dirty work. Call us today and we’ll get your home ready for the new season. Get a free estimate now!

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