Detroit Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Steve Hill Spring is almost here, 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 improve 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 up 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 all the way 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 the 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 pop 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. Remove 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 to see gorgeous photos of ways a new window treatment can transform your space. 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 areas that are often neglected when spring cleaning: All handles or switches 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. Get Your Detroit Home Looking Great This Spring No one loves spring cleaning, but we all have to do it. For further tips on cleaning and sprucing up your window coverings, or if you’re ready to revamp your space this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294, or use the form below. We’ll come to your door for a free no-strings-attached consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to greet the spring weather.