Sacramento Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Curtis Orton Spring is just around the corner, Sacramento! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from winter, now’s a great opportunity to open those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your usual spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can forget a few important details. These are some recommendations to max out your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Sacramento. Clean Your Windows For Spring It’s common to get up in the middle of March and realize that the less-than-stellar view out your window isn’t because of winter weather–it’s because of a grimy window. Spring is a great time to deep clean your windows. Get your awesome view back with these instructions. If your window opens, fully open it and remove any dirt or debris in the track. Try first to remove as much as possible with a dry cloth or small brush, then use warm soapy water and a rag to clean out the rest. This will let your window open and close more easily, and ensure your window can shut completely. Spray down the window with a cleaning solution. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or mix a homemade cleaner using one part vinegar and two parts warm water. Swab the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are best for cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks. Don’t Neglect to Clean those Window Treatments A clean glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t just as clean. For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be a hassle. For thick fabric window coverings, remove them from the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then put them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll need to be more delicate in how you handle them, so wash them by hand in a sink or tub. Plantation shutters are probably the easiest window treatment to clean. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. For spot cleaning, use a slightly damp cloth to remove the stain, then dry with a cloth. Now is also an awesome time to think about replacing your window treatments. Visit the Sunburst Shutters Sacramento Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home. Spend Time on Your Appliances Your fridge, stove and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Especially with newer appliances such as those made of stainless steel, looks may be equally as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to their original condition. Stainless steel appliances can be polished using a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried. Don’t Neglect a Single Surface You’re probably going to give your floors and walls some needed TLC when you do spring clean, but remember to spread some love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. Below are just a couple of the spots that are often forgotten when spring cleaning: All handles or knobs that are often touched. These could be in the bathroom, doors, or any other spot in your home. Various shower surfaces, including the door, base, and soap ledge. The tops of ceiling fans. Appliance undersides - especially the big appliances like your refrigerator164 and dishwasher. Get Your Sacramento Home Looking Beautiful Again No one loves spring cleaning, but we all have to do it. For further tips on cleaning and sprucing up your window treatments, or if you want to reinvigorate your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento at 916-250-0758, or fill out the form below. We’ll come to where you live for a free no-strings-attached consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to welcome spring.