New Brunswick Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Mike Horn 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 details. 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 remove 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 down the window with a glass cleaner. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or create 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 the Window Treatments A 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 difficult. 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 probably 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 remove any stain, then go over with a dry cloth. Spring is also a great time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home. 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 may be 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 much-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 switches or handles that hands touch. These could be on the toilet, doors, or anywhere else in the house. All surfaces in your shower, like the door, floor, and soap ledge. The top sides of ceiling fans. Appliance undersides - specifically the big appliances such as your refrigerator164 and washer/dryer. Get Your New Brunswick Home Looking Great This Spring No one loves spring cleaning, but we all have to do it. For additional recommendations on cleaning and maintaining your window treatments, or if you want to revamp your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick at 732-301-6168, or use the form below. We’ll come out to your home for a free window design consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to greet the season.