New Brunswick Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is just around the corner, New Brunswick! If you’ve spent winter huddled inside, now’s a great opportunity to open those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your annual spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can neglect a few important items.
These are just a few pointers to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you can enjoy the prettiest season in New Brunswick.
Spring Clean Your Windows
It’s common to get up in the middle of March and realize that the less-than-stellar view out your window isn’t due to winter weather–it’s due to a dirty window. Spring is a great opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get your awesome view back with the following instructions.
If the window opens, completely open it and clean out any debris and dust in the track. Try first to remove as much as you can with the track dry, then use warm soapy water and a rag to clean out the remainder. This will let your window operate more easily, and make sure your window can close completely.
Spray the glass with a glass cleaner. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or mix your own at home with two parts warm water and one part vinegar.
Clean the windows with a microfiber cloth. These cloths are best for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.
Don’t Forget to Clean your Window Treatments
A clean, spotless glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t just as clean.
For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be troublesome. For thick fabrics, take them off the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll want to handle them more delicately, and wash them by hand in a bathtub or sink.
Plantation shutters are by far the easiest window treatment to clean. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. To spot clean, use a slightly damp cloth to take off any stain, then go over with a dry cloth.
Spring is also a perfect time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment photos.
Spend Time on Your Appliances
Your fridge, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with modern appliances such as stainless steel appliances, looks are just as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and get them back to their original condition.
Stainless steel appliances can be polished with a solution made of 1 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried.
Get Every Single Surface
You’re probably going to give your floors and walls some needed attention when you do your spring cleaning, but be sure to spread some attention around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. These are just a few of the places that are often skipped over when spring cleaning:
All knobs or switches that hands touch. These could be on the toilet, doors, or anywhere else in your house.
Various shower surfaces, like the door, floor, and soap ledge.
The top sides of ceiling fans.
Appliance undersides - especially the big appliances such as your refrigerator164 and washer/dryer.