Fort Lauderdale Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Danielle Micich 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 typical spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can forget a few important tasks. These are some recommendations to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you can enjoy our favorite season in Fort Lauderdale. Clean Your Windows For Spring It’s common to get out of bed 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 track. Try first to clean out as much as you can with the track dry, then wash with 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 effective at cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks. Don’t Forget 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 by far 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 remove the stain, then go over with a dry cloth. Spring is also a fantastic 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 washing machine are as much pieces of furniture as they are appliances. Particularly with newer appliances such as those made of stainless steel, looks are 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 easy to forget when doing your spring cleaning: Any handles or knobs that are often touched. 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. Get Your Fort Lauderdale Home Looking Beautiful This Spring Spring cleaning is no fun, but we’ve all got to do it. For further tips on cleaning and maintaining your window treatments, or if you’re ready to revamp your space this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale at 561-440-8535, or fill out the form below. We’ll come to your door for a free no-hassle consultation and help you choose a perfect new window treatment to greet the spring weather.