Spring is around the corner, and it’s that time of the year when people gear up for some dusting and cleaning. However, cleaning goes beyond dusting and vacuuming. What about your dryer vent and spring alarms?
If you’re planning to clean your house, here’s a quick checklist to follow.
Start with Important Areas in the House
A common challenge most people face while cleaning is not understanding where to begin. There’s so much to clean in a house – floor, storeroom, closet, garage, basement, etc. You can wash the blankets and mattresses or clean the furniture.
To avoid getting overwhelmed, pick one room at a time. Let’s begin with the living room. Here, you can clean dust the sofa, clean the table, wipe the dust off the fans, replace sofa covers, clean windows, and more.
Once you’re done with the main rooms, head to the kitchen, bathroom, and other less busy areas in your home like the garage and basement. You can also clean your car.
And then Go Beyond the Obvious
Now, work on the parts of your home you use less frequently. You might have a room on your terrace that’s closed almost the entire year. Or, you may have a small room in your backyard to store tools and other less useful stuff.
Once you’re done cleaning the main areas of your house, you can focus on these less-utilized places. Also, since you won’t be using these places frequently, be sure to clean them properly. Ensure that they’re free of any pests or insects.
Clean the Gutters
If you forgot about gutters, you’re not alone. Gutters play a pivotal role in protecting your home’s foundation and prevent erosion. But people often forget to clean them. Once you’ve done with important places in your house, grab a letter and clean your gutters.
Check if they have any debris. Wear gloves and remove as much debris as you can with your hands. For the leftover gunk, use a garden hose. Once you’ve removed all the debris, use a pipe to pass water through the gutter pipe. This will clear the pipe of any blockages.
Replace the Filters
A lot of credit for the fresh air you breathe in your home goes to the air filters. In addition to keeping dust and pollen out, they make sure that larger dust particles stay out of your HVAC system.
Dirty and unchanged filters are, therefore, the main cause of HVAC-system-related problems. You should replace your filters every three to six months. If you haven’t changed your filters in six months or more, replace them right away. If your filters are relatively new, cleaning them will get the job done.
Cleaning can be tiring and boring, and it may seem like it is unnecessarily time-consuming. But you have to keep your house clean, and there’s no better time to do that than spring. If you’re not sure how to kick start your cleaning operation, follow the checklist discussed above.