The longer days and warmer temperatures can only mean that spring has finally arrived. Now is the time to address those household chores that you have been putting off all winter. A thorough spring clean is a great way to get rid of the dust bunnies and get your home ready for the upcoming California summer.
As a premier real estate agent for the Brea homes for sale, I would like to offer these spring cleaning suggestions. These ideas are sure to have your home spotless and squeaky clean.
Your bathroom is always in need of a good cleaning, so why not start here? A proper spring cleaning should go beyond the usual cleaning and scrubbing of the sink, bathtub and toilet. Here are some spring cleaning suggestions for your bathroom.
When you are cleaning your tile in the shower or bathtub, be sure to use a neutral pH. The advantages of a neutral cleaner include:
- It is a gentler solution than either an acidic or alkaline cleaner and will not damage the tile or grout.
- A neutral pH cleaner is far better for the environment as well as your health.
Apply this cleaner a few times to make sure that you have removed all of the scum and calcium buildup on the bathroom tile.
If there are stained spaces in your tile or in the grout between the tiles, you may need something a little stronger than a neutral pH cleaner. In this case, try mixing chlorine bleach with water and scrub the area with a stiff brush. Let the solution sit for a few minutes and rinse with water.
While you are cleaning the tile, take the time to clean the glass shower doors as well. A great tip to keep these doors free of water stains and soap scum is to apply an automotive water repellent such as Rain X to your shower doors. This application will prevent water and soap from sticking to your glass shower door.
Once you are done cleaning the bathroom, the next logical room to tackle is the kitchen. Again, go above and beyond the usual cleaning routine to get your kitchen spotless. A great place to start this process is with your refrigerator.
When you are cleaning out your fridge, take the extra time and clean your fridge’s condenser coils. These coils are found behind the grill on the bottom of your refrigerator. Remove the grill and with a vacuum attachment, remove all of the lint and dust that has built up.
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Clean condenser coils will ensure a longer life for your refrigerator and that it is running at its optimal level.
Floors, Walls and Baseboards
Regardless of the season, your floors take a lot of abuse. Take the time to give them a little extra TLC this spring. When you are cleaning, apply a sealer or wax to give them a protective coat. Use a floor cleaner that cleans and shines to keep them looking polished for the upcoming summer.
You may be surprised, but the dust and lint that you have cleaned from your bathroom and kitchen is also all over your walls and baseboards. Use a sponge and a gentle dishwashing detergent to wash the walls and baseboards. Use two buckets and ensure that the water is clean so that you are not just smearing and moving the dust and dirt around. Dry with a clean cloth or towel.
A proper spring cleaning of your home will have it sparkling and in tip-top shape in no time. A clean home not only makes your home look more appealing, it also makes it a healthier environment for you and your family. Another added bonus is if you have been thinking about putting your home on the spring real estate market, a thorough spring cleaning will make your home that much more attractive to any potential buyer.
Happy Spring Cleaning.