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Albany, Oregon 97321

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s a perfect time to embrace the new season with a thorough spring cleaning. By focusing on the tasks that truly refresh our homes, going beyond the routine to tackle areas that often go unnoticed can make a significant difference in how our homes feel and function. Here are some great spring cleaning tasks to add to your to-do list.

Deep Clean Windows and Treatments

Give your windows a thorough wash, inside and out, to let in the bright spring light. Remove mesh window screens and give them a gentle clean. Remove any debris from window frames and tracks. Remember to clean blinds and curtains too, as they can accumulate a surprising amount of dust and odors over time.

Refresh Your Bedding

Spring is the perfect time to deep clean items like comforters, mattresses and mattress pads, and pillows. Flipping or rotating your mattress can also promote even wear and improve your sleep quality. Also consider dusting or vacuuming under the bed and furniture if you haven’t gotten around to it lately.

Deep Clean Carpets and Upholstery

Revitalize your carpets, rugs, and upholstery for spring! Get under furniture, steam clean your couches, or consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner to breathe new life into your carpets or rugs. Odors, dust, and allergens can get trapped in your carpets and upholstery, so you might be surprised with how fresh your home will feel after cleaning them!

Dust and Clean Overlooked Areas

It’s important to take the time to dust and clean the areas that get overlooked or passed over during regular cleaning. These areas can include:

Baseboards and High Surfaces

Baseboards and high surfaces such as tops of cabinets, ceiling fans, and light fixtures can accumulate dust and grime. Wipe these areas down to eliminate dust and refresh every corner of your home.

Walls and Kitchen Surfaces

Especially important in the kitchen, wiping down walls and surfaces—like the oven, fridge walls, or cabinets—can remove cooking residues, fingerprints, and smudges. Use a gentle cleaner to avoid damaging paint or finishes.

Tackle the Kitchen in Depth

In addition to surface cleaning, pull appliances away from the wall to clean behind and underneath them. Clean inside the oven, behind the stove, and degrease the backsplash and vent hood for a deep clean that rejuvenates your kitchen. Consider going through your fridge to remove expired foods or old leftovers.

Give Your Bathroom a Complete Refresh

While regular upkeep of the bathroom is part of a healthy cleaning routine, spring offers the perfect opportunity for a full refresh. Start with going through cabinets and drawers and discard any expired or unused products. Deep clean grout lines—which can often become discolored over time—and tackle any buildup on faucets and showerheads. Wash or replace shower curtains and liners to eliminate any mold or mildew. Finally, give your bath mats a thorough wash or consider replacing them if needed.

Declutter and Donate

Spring cleaning is an opportune time to declutter. Sort through belongings and consider donating or recycling items you no longer use.

Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As you clean your home, take a moment to check or change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensuring these devices are functioning correctly is a important home safety measure that should not be overlooked.

Breaking down your spring cleaning tasks over several weekends or throughout the month can make the process more manageable. Tackling spring cleaning tasks that are often overlooked can help your home feel genuinely refreshed and ready for the season ahead! 🌸

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