Detroit Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is just around the corner, Detroit! If you’ve spent winter huddled inside, now’s a great time to crack those windows and think about spring cleaning. You may have your typical spring cleaning regimen, but all too frequently homeowners can neglect a few important details.
These are some tips to get the most out of your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you can enjoy the prettiest season in Detroit.
Clean Your Windows For Spring
It’s normal to get out of bed in the middle of March and realize that the subpar 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 your window opens, open it fully and remove any dirt, dust or debris in the sill. First clean out as much as possible with the track dry, then use warm soapy water and a rag to clean out the rest. This will let your window open and close more easily, and ensure your window can completely shut.
Spray down the window with a cleaning solution. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or create a homemade cleaner with two parts warm water and one part vinegar.
Clean the windows with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are preferred for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.
Don’t Neglect to Clean your Window Treatments
A crystal-clear glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t similarly clean.
For fabric window treatments like drapes or curtains, cleaning can be a hassle. For thick fabrics, take them off the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then put 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 sink or tub.
Plantation shutters might be the simplest window treatment to clean. Get rid of dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or duster. For spot cleaning, use a slightly wet cloth to get rid of any stain, then dry with a cloth.
Now is also an ideal time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Visit the Sunburst Shutters Detroit Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home.
Spend Time on Your Appliances
Your fridge, oven and dishwasher are as much pieces of furniture as they are appliances. Particularly with modern appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are equally as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to the condition they were when you first bought them.
Stainless steel appliances can be shined up with a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried.
Don’t Neglect a Single Surface
You’re probably going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do spring clean, but be sure to spread that love around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Below are just a few of the spots that are often neglected when spring cleaning:
All knobs or handles that are often touched. These could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in your house.
All surfaces in your shower, including the door, base, and soap ledge.
The tops of your ceiling fan blades.
Under your appliances - specifically the big appliances like your fridge164 and dishwasher.