Even if you’re the kind of person who keeps up with a weekly routine of laundry, vacuuming and dusting, spring cleaning is a time to plunge a little deeper into the housekeeping routine.
Deep cleaning will do more than make your home look better. It can make you feel better! If your home has become your office, a classroom and your main entertainment venue, it may as well be as pleasant as it can be! Plus, it’s key to battling allergies.
For some people, the idea of spring cleaning can be a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. By dividing deep cleaning into room-specific tasks, you can accomplish everything in less than a week. Ready? Let’s go!
Spring clean your kitchen
Use this as a chance to declutter as well as clean. Empty each cabinet and drawer, vacuum the inside and wipe them out with a damp cloth. Put back only the items you really use and donate the rest.
Empty everything from the refrigerator, discard out-of-date items and clean each shelf before putting items back. Use a multi-purpose cleaner on the exterior of all appliances.
For wooden tables or cabinets, spray furniture polish on a dry cloth and lightly wipe down the surfaces. Use Amway Home™ Kitchen Cleaner to clean the counters, getting behind all those canisters and small appliances that live there, then sweep and mop the floor.
Spring clean your bathrooms
Time to freshen up that shower curtain. If you have a fabric shower curtain, follow the laundry instructions on the label. If you have a vinyl shower curtain or liner, drop it in the bathtub filled halfway with hot water. Add a cup of bleach and let it soak as you clean the rest of the bathroom.
Use a good multi-purpose cleaner or disinfectant cleaner for the bathroom counters, door, light switch plate and the fronts of cabinets and drawers. Pursue™ Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate from Amway will safely clean and disinfect a variety of surfaces while killing 99.9 percent of 22 different types of viruses, fungi and bacteria.
Pursue is also good for wiping down the outside of the toilet. For the sink and shower, choose a bathroom cleaner that targets hard water spots, mold and mildew. Amway Home™ Bathroom Cleaner dissolves soap scum and remove hard-water spots and film without scrubbing.
Spring clean your living area
Dust first. Capture as much of the dust particles as possible with a cloth damp with water or cleaner. This includes entertainment centers. Empty them out, organize and dust them thoroughly.
If you don’t dust first, the particles will be stirred up during the rest of the cleaning, landing back on your furniture after you’ve called it a day. That means you’ll need to dust again before you want to.
Living rooms and rec rooms typically have several large pieces of furniture. Start by removing any cushions and using your vacuum hose attachment to clean those as well as all the nooks and crannies of the furniture. Spot-clean couch or chair cushions as needed.
Vacuum rugs and dust mop floors, moving the large furniture to ensure you can reach underneath them. Wipe down baseboards.
Spring clean your bedrooms
Start by washing the sheets, bedspreads and curtains in each room. Use your favorite-smelling laundry detergent and make sure to follow the instructions on the care labels.
Flip and rotate the mattresses. Pull beds away from the walls and vacuum or dust mop the entire room.
Wipe down the baseboards with a damp cloth. Use furniture polish on dressers and nightstands. Clean mirrors and windows with a streak-free glass cleaner.
Spring clean your closets and entryways
Time to tidy up the smaller spaces. Organize the linen closet so sheets, towels and extra blankets are neatly stacked. In your coat closet, swap spring jackets for winter coats and hats. Again, use this as an opportunity to weed out items you no longer use and add them to the donate pile.
Now take a seat because you’re done! Your home is brighter and fresher, allowing you to enjoy your space with a new attitude.
Products for spring cleaning
Need some new cleaning products to get the job done? The Amway Home™ collection has several items that will make your spring cleaning tasks easier. In addition to the products mentioned above, you can consider Amway Home™ Glass Cleaner, Pursue™ Disinfectant Deodorizer Spray or Amway Home™ SA8™ Powder Laundry Detergent.
And for more tips on cleaning, check out our other blogs at Amway Connections.
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