Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

Regardless of where you live, winter is always a drag. By the time spring finally comes, you find yourself refreshed, renewed, and hopeful for the future. This is the perfect time to tidy up or reorganize your home. Here are a few simple tips to help you feel great about your living space as spring begins.

Get Rid of the Junk!

This is the time to get rid of everything you don’t need. Go ahead and hire someone to help with debris clean up Los Altos and get rid of the empty boxes, old appliances, broken windows, doors, or cabinets. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you haven’t used it in a year you probably won’t miss it.

Clean the Carpets

Here’s something that many people don’t think of: your carpet is the biggest collector of dust, germs, dirt, and more. Get all that nastiness out of your home by hiring professional carpet cleaners. If that’s out of your price range, buy or rent a quality carpet shampooer.

Dust and Flip Your Fans

Your fans are another culprit of collecting grossness. Try this: take an old pillowcase, throw it around the fan blades, and use that to collect the dust rather than letting it loose into your air and floors. While you’re at it, check to make sure that your fans are set properly for the season. In the winter, they should move clockwise to cause warm air to rise and circulate. In the spring and summer, you want them to turn counter-clockwise to push cool air down.

Let the Sunshine (and Fresh Air) In!

As you work, open blinds and curtains to let as much natural light in as you can. As temperatures rise, open windows. Fresh air and sunlight will brighten your mood and freshen up your home!