Fort Lauderdale Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is finally in the air, Fort Lauderdale! If you’ve been huddled inside the house to hide away from the cold, now’s the perfect opportunity to crack those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You may have your normal spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can skip over a few important tasks.
These are some pointers to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the best season in Fort Lauderdale.
Clean Your Windows For Spring
It’s common to get up in the middle of March and realize that the subpar view out your window isn’t caused by winter weather–it’s caused by a dirty window. Spring is the perfect opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with these instructions.
If your window opens, open it fully and clean out any dirt and dust in the sill. Try first to clean out as much as you can with the track dry, then use warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the rest. This will let your window open and shut easier, and ensure your window can completely close.
Spray the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or make your own at home using two parts warm water and one part vinegar.
Clean the glass with a microfiber cloth. These cloths are preferred for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.
Don’t Neglect to Clean your Window Treatments
A spotless glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t similarly clean.
For fabric window treatments like drapes or curtains, cleaning can be an issue. For thick fabric window coverings, take them off the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then leave them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner window treatments, you’ll want to be more delicate in how you handle them, so hand-wash them in a sink or tub.
Plantation shutters are probably the simplest window treatment to clean. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or duster. To spot clean, wipe with a slightly wet cloth to take off the stain, then go over with a dry cloth.
Spring is also an ideal time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Visit the Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment ideas.
Give Some Love to Your Appliances
Your refrigerator, stove and washer and dryer are as much pieces of furniture as they are appliances. Particularly with newer appliances such as those made of stainless steel, looks may be equally as important as function. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and get them back to the condition they were when you first bought them.
Stainless steel appliances can be shined up using a solution made of 1 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of warm water, applied with a damp cloth and air-dried.
Don’t Neglect a Single Surface
You’re probably going to give your floors and walls some long overdue attention when you do your spring cleaning, but be sure to spread that love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. Below are just a couple of the places that are often neglected when doing your spring cleaning:
Any handles or knobs that get touched a lot. This could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in the home.
Various shower surfaces, including the door, base, and soap ledge.
The top sides of ceiling fans.
Underneath appliances - specifically the larger appliances such as the fridge164 and dishwasher.