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Get your home ready for Spring now!

Get your home ready for Spring nowA cleaning procedure that every diligent housewife should do is the spring cleaning. Getting your home ready for this great season is essential as a lot of decluttering, window cleaning and other household chores should be done right before it comes. Don`t lose more time and let the spring fatigue to get you – start your spring cleaning now! Read on and see how to perform this important procedure.

  • Cleaning your gutters is a good job to begin with. You will be surprised how many leaves and debris they have collected during the Winter. Provide yourself with leak-proof gloves and a nice stable ladder and clear sticks, leaves and other dirt from the gutter. In order to make this task easier, make sure your ladder has a hook to hold a bucket in which you can dispose the litter.
  • spring-cleanYour windows are probably filthy after the long Winter. Dirt and pollen tend to stick to them and make them dull. If you want to clean them in an eco-friendly way you can rely on the good old vinegar, water and dish soap. Wiping your windows with vinegar will remove any white spots and mineral deposits. You can try using coffee filters as they will make your windows sparkling. However, if you can’t reach the outside, better
    rely on the experts and book
    window cleaning services. Otherwise, it maybe too risky to try to do it by yourself.
  • You won’t believe this but it is proven that cleaning the condenser coils of your refrigerator extends its lifespan a lot. They are hidden on the back of your fridge but they collect a great amount of dust. There is a special coil-cleaning brush which will make cleaning your coils a piece of cake and you will improve the performance of your fridge.
  • Alright, now that you have cleaned the back of your fridge, what about the inside? Defrosting your refrigerators and freezers is a necessity. It’s a good idea to defrost it before Spring arrives and clean it thoroughly. How to defrost it the right way? First of all, unplug it as if you leave the power on you will just raise your electricity bill. Remove food and if it is still cold outside you can put it on the balcony for few hours while you are doing the procedure. Now leave the door open and get some towels and a bucket. Put the towels on the floor in front of the freezer so they can absorb the ice that will melt. You can put some on the shelves inside, too. If you are dealing with a lot of ice you can use a mop to keep the floor around the freezer dry. The fastest proven methods to defrost your freezer are the scraping and the blow dryer method. However, they are not the safest so it will be the best idea to just let your freezer defrost itself naturally. When the ice has melted wipe the inside of the freezer with distilled vinegar and sprinkle some baking soda to absorb any unpleasant odors.
  • Spring_CleaningWhen you start your house cleaning you should have in mind that there are some places that we usually neglect – the dryer vent is one of those spots. In order to clean it properly use a brush with long handle and your vacuum cleaner to clean the area behind the lint, the vent tubing and the vent cover. If you don’t provide it regular maintenance it can present a fire hazard to your house!
  • Now is the perfect time to make your showerhead look brand new! It’s really simple – all you need is white distilled vinegar, a plastic bag and a rubber band. Pour some vinegar in the bag and secure it to the shower head using the rubber band so the vinegar covers it completely. Let it sit for about an hour. After that wipe your shower head with a wet cloth. By doing this you will also clean the mineral buildups in the little holes.
  • Speaking of the amazing cleaning properties of vinegar, clean your blinds with an odd sock dipped in vinegar. Mix the same amount of white distilled vinegar and warm water in a bowl and slip the sock on your hand – like a glove. Wipe the dust and grimes and rinse with clean water afterwards. It’s crucial to do that as during Spring you will open your windows to let some fresh air in more frequently but no dust from your blinds will go inside your house.
  • Don’t forget to put your blankets away. When Spring comes you will no longer use these heavy winter blankets. Before putting them away wash them so they are fresh and clean the next time you need them. The appropriate way to store them is to wrap them in cotton sheet as cotton will allow the air to flow through and no mildew and musty odors will occur.

Now you know some of the tasks you should take up to when you decide to invite the Spring in your home!

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March 2, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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