Spring Cleaning Tips

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Spring is here! Does your house feel real for the year? Over the years we’ve accumulated a list of areas around the home that you may forget to clean once or twice a year. This areas play an important part in keeping your home in good condition. Aside from the normally monthly cleaning tasks check out our long term cleaning tips below:

Tasks to Do Every Three to Six Months

  • Launder or hand-wash curtains
  • Vacuum mattress (every three months) and flip or rotate 180 degrees (every six months)
  • Clean and condition leather and wood furniture
  • Clean blinds
  • Vacuum drapes and fabric shades
  • Dust lampshades
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Shake out rugs
  • Scrub grout
  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Clean and degrease the stove hood
  • Polish stainless steel appliances
  • Clean refrigerator and freezer interiors
  • Clean and descale coffee maker

Tasks to Do Every Six to 12 Months

  • Clean oven interior
  • Wash or dry clean slipcovers
  • Wash or dry clean pillows
  • Wash or dry clean comforters
  • Empty and clean cabinet and pantry shelves
  • Vacuum or dust refrigerator condenser coil
  • Wash and dry stove hood filter

Annual Cleaning Tasks

  • Have rugs professionally cleaned
  • Pull out large appliances and furniture to clean behind and underneath
  • Wipe down walls
  • Wash window screens
  • Clean dryer duct
  • Have upholstery and drapes professionally cleaned (every two years)
  • Have gutters professionally cleaned