Sacramento Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is just around the corner, Sacramento! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from the cold, 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 items.
These are just a few pointers to max out your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Sacramento.
Spring Clean Your Windows
It’s common to get out of bed in the middle of March and realize that the subpar view out your window isn’t caused by winter weather–it’s caused by a grimy window. Spring is an ideal 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 close completely.
Spray the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or mix a homemade cleaner with 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 treatments, 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 take off 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 are 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 much-needed TLC when you do spring clean, but don’t forget to spread some love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. Below are just a couple of the areas that are easy to skip over 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 the refrigerator164 and dishwasher.