Finally ready to dig into that sometimes-dreaded spring cleaning chore? Start by making a switch! Our professional cleaners here at The Maids, have a few cleaning tips and tricks on what to switch:
Turn it over, and then switch the top of the mattress to the bottom of the bed. This reduces concave areas and should be repeated every six months. While you’re at it, don’t forget to clean your mattress using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
YOUR CEILING FAN
Turn the switch on your ceiling fan so the blades are moving counter clockwise and are pushing the air downward. Dust the top and sides of the fan blades with a microﬁber cloth.
STORM WINDOW CLEANING
Take out your storm windows and replace with the screens. To clean windows, use a drop of liquid dish soap per two gallons of water and a good squeegee. You’ll get the best results if you wash windows on a cloudy, rather than sunny, day. Sunlight dries glass quickly, causing it to streak.
THE BAKING SODA
It’s time to take out the old baking soda from your refrigerator and replace it with a new box. To clean the inside of the fridge, use an all-natural cleaner of 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 quart of warm water. Don’t forget to wipe clean the rubber gasket around the edge of the door.
Exchange winter clothes for summer ones. Call your local charity and donate any clean, unwanted clothing. You’ll remove clutter.
YOUR CHILD’S TOYS
If your child’s toy box is overﬂowing, take out several toys that won’t be noticed and store them in the attic or another out-of-the-way spot. In the fall or after a birthday, take out the box and switch those toys with others in the toy box.
Replace spices that have not been used in over a year. Spices tend to lose their potency over time. Take a moment to wipe clean the interior of the cabinets with warm water and a mild detergent. Consider vacuuming cupboards and drawers before cleaning if you
ﬁnd a lot of crumbs or food particles.
YOUR AIR FILTER
Change your furnace ﬁlter so it is ready for next winter.
Or you could just call us at 800.843.6243 and we’ll get your home ready for the new season. Visit www.maids.com/estimate today to get your free estimate.
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