Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a dreaded list of chores. It can be a rewarding experience that helps provide some structure and organization in your life.
- Peter Walsh
Spring Into A New Season With A Deep Cleaned Home!
Regardless if you are hiring a cleaning service to complete your spring cleaning or completing the cleaning yourself, the best place to start is by going through each room and decluttering every single area.
- Throw away any garbage that does not belong or that you are no longer needing.
- Donate any items you aren't using as well as any clothes that no longer fit or get worn.
- Return items to their rightful 'home' in the house!
2. GATHER YOUR TOOLS
Gather all the supplies and tools that you are going to need before you start any of the cleaning tasks. This will save you time so that when you begin cleaning, you do not have to keep stopping to grab the tools and/or supply you are needing.
This is a huge cleaning task to want to make sure to try and get to. It is getting so much nicer outside and clean windows feel and look soooo good. Am I right? After you have all your supplies and tools rounded up, I recommend starting with your windows.
Work your way throughout your home, cleaning the inside of every window. You know what else this is a great time for? Washing all your window curtains and your blinds.
Since you are working on windows, it is a perfect, and convenient time, to take down all your window curtains and toss them in the washer. Are your blinds looking a little dusty? It doesn't take them long and it sure is noticeable! Washing your blinds doesn't have to be a huge task. Seriously.
- Dusty Blinds
Dusty blinds are best to clean with a microfiber cloth or a duster.
-Leave them in place to dust them.
-Open the blinds and clean them from top to bottom with a duster.
-Use a vacuum cleaner to get up any dust that shakes off on to the floor. | Shake your duster outside and between cleanings if you are doing more than one blind.
-To clean using a microfiber cloth - close the blinds and wipe off top to bottom. The cloth will catch the dust ; if it gets too dusty while cleaning, take it outside and shake hard or switch to a new cloth.
2. Heavily Soiled Blinds
-To clean them, start by dusting them with a microfiber cloth. Do not use water on wood blinds.
-Plastic | Metal Blinds If you would like to leave them in place to clean, mix a solution of 50/50 warm water and white vinegar in a bowl.
-Add a little bit of dawn dish washing soap
-Dip a sponge in the solution and wipe down each blind.
-To finish clean each blind again with a sponge dampened in fresh, clean water. Let the blinds air-dry or wipe them dry them with a cloth.
3. Mini Blinds
-To clean a set of mini blinds, use the 50/50 solution and put a clean sock over your hand.
-Dip the sock in the solution and wipe each blind.
-Rinse the sock under running water as needed to rinse off.
--Blinds Too Dirty To Clean In Place?
-Raise the blinds as far as they will go and then remove them from the window.
-In a bathtub, fill with warm water, a couple squirts of dish washing soap, and a gallon of white vinegar. You may also use warm water, vinegar, and baking soda
-Take the blinds to the tub, lower them to extend fully, and lay them flat. If they’re too long to fit in your tub, extend them as far as they will go.
-Make sure the water covers the blinds and let them soak for about an hour. Clean any really dirty spots with a sponge.
-Drain the tub and rinse the blinds with a shower wand | pouring clean water over them. Pick them up and hold them over the tub to let excess water drain away.
-Put the blinds back up and dry them with a towel, or hang them outside to air dry.
-If the heavily soiled blinds are made of wood, dust them with a microfiber cloth or the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Then clean them with furniture polish or wood cleaner applied to a soft cloth. After you’ve cleaned one side of the blinds, tilt them and clean the other side.
When should you replace your blinds?
Blinds can last 5-10 years or even longer. If you see any signs like these, it might be time to replace them.
- The slats are broken or bent, or won’t close tightly anymore
- The blinds are hard to raise or lower
- The cords are worn and frayed, which may cause the blinds to come apart
- The blinds look outdated or lack safety features that help protect children and pets
- You are installing new windows and the old blinds won’t fit them properly
3. Clean Each Room
Go through each room in your home and perform your deep cleaning tasks!