6 Fresh Spring Cleaning Tips

By: HomeFirst Certified
March 21, 2014
Cleaning

Believe it or not, yesterday was the first official day of spring. While it might not feel like spring, just check your calendar if you need confirmation! After a long winter, warm weather, baseball, family picnics and other fun is finally on the way. But the most exciting part of the new season is undoubtedly the spring-cleaning!

Here are 6 projects to get your manufactured home ready for spring:

Clean Your Carpet

Over time, your carpet attracts more dirt, dust and debris than you can possibly realize. Vacuum your carpet with vigor to eliminate all grime and grease. If your carpet still feels dirty after that, consider getting it steamed. This will drastically improve the health of your carpet.

Dust Everywhere

Dust is your home’s worst enemy. No matter how hard you try to keep it down, dust always rises back up with a vengeance. But that doesn’t mean you should stop trying! Dust your counters, shelves, picture frames, and beneath your sofas. If you have allergies, this process will probably save you a lot of sneezes this season.

Scrub Showers

This is an easy task, but important nonetheless. First, remove all of the soaps and shampoos from your shower. Then, use a mildew spray to clean the walls, floor and showerhead. You can use a toothbrush to scrub between shower tiles. After spraying thoroughly, scrub the shower with a sponge and run very hot shower water to wash away the chemicals.

Wash Countertops

Scrub all countertops in your kitchen and living room to remove stains and kill bacteria. Most coffee/juice stains can be removed with hydrogen peroxide, water, a few drops of ammonia and some elbow grease. To remove mildew, use a solution of 1/2 cup of ammonia in a gallon of water.

Clean Your Closet

Organize your closet to get ready for the new season. You can start by removing garments and accessories you no longer want or need. You can donate these clothes or possibly even sell them. Then move of all your favorite spring clothes to the front of the closet.

Oven Lovin’

Pop open your oven and clean out charred food particles, grease and ash. Use warm water mixed with dishwashing soap to scrub out gunk. You may want to consider lining the bottom of the oven with a nonstick ovenliner. Don’t forget to clean out your toaster oven and microwave as well.

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