Getting the Itch to Spring Clean?

​When the sun comes out, it’s easy to get excited about fresh air and spring cleaning. We’re all ready for beautiful weather ahead.

Here’s a handy checklist of things you might not have thought to clean:

  • Drains: kitchen, bathroom, floor, shower/tub, laundry. If you can pull them up and clean out build-up do that. If not, use vinegar for a fresh scent.
  • Base board: The little ledge can build up with dust. Pick one room each day, and use a damp cloth or toothbrush to give them a fresh look.
  • Ceiling and floor fans: Dust with duster or rag.
  • Exhaust Vents: Take the cover off in your bathroom and use the vacuum hose and/or a damp rag to rid of dust build up.
  • Shower Curtain: Wash fabric curtains according to laundry instructions, and wipe down plastic. If stained or ripped, replace liner.
  • Steps: Sweep your front steps, back steps, garage steps, etc and knock down any cobweb, etc from the last few months.
  • Ice Maker: Empty out the ice maker in your freezer.
  • Dishwasher and Wash Machine: Run a cycle of lemon juice or vinegar to clean out water stains and built up odors.
  • Coffee Maker: Descale and get it running great again.
  • Dishwasher Filter: Did you know that most dishwashers have a filter that should be cleaned and sanitized?  Check it out. It’s easy to remove, clean, sanitize, and replace.
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