Spring is just around the corner, and that means one thing: spring cleaning. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of four tasks that can all be done now- without waiting until springtime!
1) Cleaning carpet
Dirt and dust have been collected on the carpet over the winter months. Carpet padding itself can also absorb moisture and become damp and sticky. For those of you with carpets in high traffic areas, you likely have an accumulation of dirt on top of your carpet that has been there for months. It could have a more severe effect on those who walk on their carpet barefoot over the winter. Carpet cleaners in Greenville, NC recommend that you have your carpets cleaned twice a year. Why not do it now and beat the spring-cleaning rush?
2) Cleaning the oven
For many of us, our home oven is about as dirty as that dirty old teapot on wheels Kermit the Frog was so fond of. However, we never seem to be able to work this task into our spring cleaning schedule for some reason. The best part about doing this now is that you don’t have to worry about strong, chemical smells transferring into your food when you cook in it over the summer months. There are also easy and effective methods for dealing with oven cleaning. The easiest is to make a paste out of baking soda and water, spread it on the inside of your oven, and let it sit for an hour or two.
3) Cleaning windows
Dusty windows are something we deal with every day without even thinking about it. Once spring arrives, it’s time to start thinking about them. Dirty windows will not only be more challenging to see through, but they’ll also make your home look messy and unclean. Cleaning windows is a simple task that requires very little in the way of supplies. Most of us have some combination of newspaper and glass cleaner in our homes- all you need are paper towels! Just use the paper towels to soak up excess liquid, and then go over them with the newspaper. The newspaper will pick up any remaining streaks.
4) Cleaning your gutters
Your gutters should be checked regularly for blockages and bad weather stripping. If it’s not too big a task, you might prefer to do it yourself rather than pay for someone else to do it. Again, in the case of gutters, the best time to do this is in the spring when water runoff isn’t at its highest. You’ll want to clean out your gutters before mold begins growing on them if possible- otherwise, you’ll need a long brush or other long tools to reach down into them.
In summary, even though we live in a world that demands instant gratification, you can still benefit from delaying immediate tasks to give yourself the time to do them properly. These four tasks are just a few of the many things we can take care of now. It’s better to take your time and do these projects well than rush through them and have them come back to haunt you later on.