Spring is a vibrant and lively time of the year. Snow and ice begin to melt away, the sun begins to shine, and flowers begin to bloom. During this transformational time of year, you may be interested in making your home come to life as well. Many people do spring cleaning to help remove dirt, dust, residue and debris. This helps their home to feel cleaner and brighter. Here are seven practical tips if you are looking to clean your home this spring.
The fastest way to make your home feel less cluttered, larger and airier is to declutter. Many people have cabinets, drawers or dressers filled with items they no longer use. Take the time to get rid of clothes you don’t wear, toys your children don’t play with or kitchen gadgets that never come out and get used.
2. Look for Signs of Mold Growth
Following the winter, take the time to look for signs of mold growth. This may be in corners around your windows or in your basement. If mold growth is noticed, clean it before warm weather hits. Warm weather can cause the mold to grow quickly, so this is important to do in the spring.
3. Have Your Fireplace Cleaned
When you are done using your fireplace for the season, call in a professional to have your fireplace cleaned. This helps to remove debris, ensures your fireplace is ready to use next season and extends the life of your fireplace.
4. Steam and Flip Your Mattress
When you deep clean, you may not think about your mattress. But you should. One or two times per year, you should steam your mattress to remove germs and bacteria. Once done, you should then flip the mattress to ensure the mattress wears evenly.
5. Wash Your Window Treatments
When temperatures heat up, you will likely go to open your windows. But if your window treatments are covered in dust, a light breeze will blow that dust all over your house. Take the time to clean your window treatments to prevent this.
6. Deep Clean Your Fridge and Freezer
Spring is the perfect time to deep clean your fridge and freezer. Take everything out and thoroughly clean both the fridge and freezer. Check the dates of everything before you put it back in to verify that all of your condiments and products are still good.
7. Trim Your Trees
Winter can be rough on your landscaping. As such, you want to make sure you make yard clean up a part of your spring cleaning process. Take the time to trim back your trees and overgrown landscaping. This helps the trees to thrive and makes way for new growth in the spring and summer months.
These tips will help you to remove dirt, dust and debris from your home, making it as clean as possible. But your house is not the only thing that should be cleaned in spring. If it has been six months or longer since you last had a checkup with your dentist, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment. At Trailhead Dental, we offer a variety of dental services including examinations, cleanings, implants, cosmetic procedures and dentures. Call us today to schedule your appointment.