Winter may still have you in its icy grip at the moment, but the change of seasons will be here before you know it. Spring cleaning is healthy for you as well as your home, but it can also be an overwhelming prospect.
As with most difficult tasks in life, spring cleaning becomes much less daunting and more manageable if you look at it not as one giant endeavor but break it down into individual tasks. For example, you could approach it room by room. Or you could break it up by task; for example, complete the dusting in every room first and then move on to vacuuming, etc.
You may not have time for all the spring cleaning tasks you want to accomplish, so it is important to prioritize. Here are a few of the most important to tackle.
1. Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct cleaning in Austin is good to accomplish once a year, but it is especially vital if you or someone in your household has respiratory conditions such as allergies or asthma. If you were to inspect your ductwork, you would find that it collects about 40 pounds of contaminants, such as dirt and allergens, on a yearly basis. When you use your HVAC system, it then spreads all that material around your home.
2. Carpet Cleaning
Another good task to accomplish on at least a yearly basis is Austin carpet cleaning. Spills and pet messes can penetrate all the way down through the fibers, forming stains and odors.
3. Thorough Dusting
You may recognize the need to dust your home, but you may not know how to do it. You should start from the top, i.e., the window casings and tops of ceiling fans, and work your way down. Some of the dust that you remove from the furniture will end up on the floor, which you can then simply vacuum up.
4. Window Screen Washing
Your window screens are exposed to the elements, which means that they can pick up a lot of dirt. Washing them once a year can help keep your home’s exterior clean and your view clear and unimpeded. You can clean the screens using a brush, a mild dishwashing liquid, warm water, and a thorough rinse.
Though it’s not technically a cleaning task, spring is also a good time to review fire safety with your family, i.e., how to escape a burning house and use a fire extinguisher, as well as to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.