Ah, spring. The days get longer, it's cooler outside and flowers begin to bloom. After several months of long, cold nights, it's likely dust, dirt and debris have made their way into your house. Time for some spring cleaning! Of course, you’ll perform the usual deep cleaning of furniture and floors, but don’t forget about these often-overlooked areas of the house:
9 Spring Cleaning Items to Remember
- Light Fixtures and Lamps
Whether they are mounted on the ceiling or sitting on a table, lights, lamps, fans, and their fixtures can accumulate a lot of dust. Don’t forget to wipe them down with a microfiber cloth.
- Doors and Doorknobs
Doors often get overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning. Yet, they are among the items in your house you come into contact with most often. It doesn't take more than a few minutes to walk through your house and wipe down all the doors and their knobs – and it plays a large part in preventing sickness.
You might not realize how many scuffs, dings and dents are on your walls. Remove scuffs with a soapy cloth and touch-up any dents and dings with paint.
- Window frames
It can be easy to overlook the tops of window frames, which are the perfect place for dust to settle over the course of a long winter. Once you see how much grime collects up there, you'll probably never overlook them again.
Bookshelves can become quite the burden when it comes to spring cleaning. After all, nobody really wants to move every object, wipe it down and then replace it after the shelf has been cleaned. But if you really want to do a deep clean, you're going to want to spend some serious time on your bookshelves.
- Kitchen drawers
It's easy to accumulate a lot of crumbs in a drawer – especially over the course of an entire year. Make sure you remove everything from your kitchen drawers, wipe them down and give them a fresh start.
If left uncleaned, kids' toys can quickly turn into petri dishes, growing germs at alarming rates. It might not be fun, but it's important to take time to clean all the toys in your home.
- Computers, tablets and other technology
It has been said that computers are breeding grounds for germs. One recent news story said a computer keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet. That's gross. It's also a good reminder to clean your computers, tablets and other technology.
Once summer rolls around, you're going to want to make good use of your window shades. Depending on what type you have, you may need to brush them, wipe them or vacuum them. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions.
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