The following is a guest post by Christine of the popular cleaning blog, i Dream of Clean, where she provides “cleaning tips & tricks for the modern mom”.

Spring Cleaning the Easy Way

Spring Cleaning means different things to different people. To some it means exchanging winter clothes in their closets for summer clothes. To others, it’s a time to organize drawers and cabinets. For other people, it’s the one time of year they actually get down on their hands and knees to clean.
The good thing is that there is no right answer!
However, I tend to thing of Spring Cleaning as a chance to spend time cleaning areas of the house that rarely get attention. Ceiling fans, baseboards, windows, trash cans, and light fixtures probably aren’t on your usual cleaning schedule, but they should be given attention at least one time each year. So, it seems like the Spring Cleaning season is the prefect occasion!
Here is a list of the top five things to give some attention to this Spring Cleaning season:

  1. Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans – Remove dust from all ceiling fixtures. Wipe the inside and outside of all light fixture globes (or stick them in the dishwasher for easy cleaning) to allow just a bit more light into your home.
  2. Windows – There’s no time like the present to give a good scrub down to the inside and outside of every window in your home. While your at it, throughly inspect your windows for cracks, air leaks, and anything else that is in need of repair.
  3. Crown Molding and Baseboards – There’s probably not many times throughout the year that you think about your moldings. However, crevices usually found on moldings can catch dust and dirt like no other. Grab a microfiber clothe or duster and make your molding look like new.
  4. Carpet – Unless you have a hard and fast rule in your home that no shoes are allowed on the carpet, there’s a good chance that your carpet could use some deep down cleaning. Rent a carpet cleaning machine (if you’re in between professional cleanings) or hire a professional to Spring Clean your carpets (which Cumming Local recommends our friends at Carpet Cleaning Plus).
  5. Touch Points – So often we enter our house, flip on the light switch, grab the remote, put down our keys, and then turn on the faucet giving no thought to the germs we’ve just brought inside. Grab a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and a rag. Walk around the house, room by room, and spray/wipe down all of the areas that are touched often but rarely cleaned: light fixtures, faucet handles, door handles, remote controls, railings, etc.

If you take some time to clean the five areas listed above, you’ll be well on your way to a sparkling clean home. They are the easiest deep cleaning tasks you can do to automatically give your home a cleaning boost. Of course, there’s a ton more that you could tackle. If your in the mood, you can find a customizable, printable document with every Spring Cleaning task you could think of here on iDreamofClean. Or, if organizing is more your thing, join us this month as we organize our way to a clean home!
Christine doesn’t like to clean. Yep, that’s right! Who does really? That’s why she shares tips and tricks on iDreamofClean like Clean Your Kitchen if 5 Minutes or Less and 10 Habits of a Clean Home. Her goal is to make cleaning your home an easier task so you can spend more time doing the things you like with the ones you love!

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