Highlights of the Post:
Get rid of dust
Deep clean the kitchen
Clean your Carpets
Spring cleaning in Pakistan means preparing your house for the blooming season and doing more than just dusting windows and mopping floors. Since the arrival of this season adds colour and breathes new life into everything, make sure that your home is spring ready. Here’s a guide to spring clean your home, allowing you to enjoy the season to its fullest.
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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Every Homeowner in Pakistan
Begin with the Windows
Every effective house deep cleaning tips checklist begins with windows, and this one is no exception. Since windows are kept shut throughout the winter season, dust gets accumulated. Hence, before you open your windows to let in the fresh air, make sure the windows are dusted, wiped, and cleaned.
The most tried and trusted way of cleaning windows without leaving scratches behind is using vinegar. Mix equal parts of warm vinegar and water. Before spraying the mixture onto the windows, make sure you clean the windows with a dry microfiber cloth. Use a separate cloth to clean the mixture.
Now that the glass of the windows is clean, it’s time to clean the window sill. Simply use your vacuum cleaner to tidy up your window sill.
Pro Tip: Apply vinegar solution strokes in a single direction to avoid streaking.
Pay Attention to Accumulated Dust
For an individual who likes to keep their home clean, dust is the greatest enemy! Not only does it make your house look dirty and unattractive, sometimes dust even causes allergies.
Now there is no permanent way of dust proofing your home. As soon as you open the windows, it’s going to come rushing in. Even if you keep it shut, dust finds a way in. However, if you deep clean your home, it would give a clean look for a week or two at least.
Use a damp microfiber rag to collect dust from the surfaces, especially the places that are easily forgotten about. Start from the top, and systematically go down. Clean the ceiling fans first, then shelves and tables.
Whack the pillows and cushions, and give your rugs a good shake.
Pro Tip: Shake the pillows and rug outside the room, so that the dust doesn’t settle back on the clean surfaces.
Get Rid of Clutter
No matter how much you clean, it will all be useless, if there is clutter in your home. Go through each cabinet and store space one-by-one. Try to find the places that require your attention, analyse what you need and what you don’t. Toss out the things you haven’t used in a while and give it to people who need them.
Deep Clean the Kitchen
You might need to set aside a day in order to clean your kitchen. You can clean your kitchen in two simple steps:
Vacuum your drawers and cabinets
Empty the contents of your drawers and cabinets, and then vacuum. Crumbs settle in the corners, which makes it extremely hard to clean them properly. By vacuuming you will be able to easily deep clean.
Wipe cabinets and cupboards
Prepare a mixture of soap water and rub the grease off the cabinets and cupboards. This might take some time and strength, but the end result is worth it.
Keep Your Carpets Clean
Even if you vacuum your carpets daily, chances are that there would still be some dust residing on the carpet. However, if you deep clean your carpets and rugs every once in a while not only would it look new, the process would be extremely soothing in itself.
Prepare a soapy mixture and pour it all over the carpet, let it soak for a while. Lightly scrub the carpet, and finally, clean the carpet with clean water.
Take a Room One-By-One
Some people try to clean the entire house in one single go. Not only is this impossible, it is also extremely tiring.
However, if you take a room at a time and deep clean it, it is much more effective, especially if you are spring cleaning an apartment. Create a checklist, throw out the things you no longer need. Maybe re-decorate to give your room a completely new and fresh look.
Pro Tip: While spring cleaning your bedroom, do remember to turn your mattress over.
Spring cleaning checklists are incomplete without outdoor maintenance.
There are a couple of things you need to do, to help your garden leave the winter gloominess behind:
- Trim shrubs: Trimming shrubs help give your garden a clean look, while also triggering new growth.
- Remove fallen leaves: During winter, leaves fall on your garden beds, giving it a dirty look. Raking off leaves would definitely help your garden pop out, however, you should leave some leaves behind, as it acts as compost and is good for growth.
- Remove winter plants: Most of the winter plants die, as soon as you enter spring. Pull out the dead leaves hanging onto the plant. Make sure you don’t pull them out with force, bringing out new roots with it.
Pro Tip: If you wish to give your garden an entirely new look, here are some gardening tips to enhance its beauty.
We have provided you with a quick overview of spring cleaning your home, and the musts in your spring cleaning checklist.
Here another tip right before you dive deep into cleaning your home: develop a cleaning habit, clean just for 15-20 minutes per day. By doing this, your chores won’t pile up and this task will be much easier come next year. For more information, related to home décor tips or summer cleaning, stay updated with JagahOnline Blogs and follow us on Facebook.