I love when the weather starts to turn warmer. We can finally open the windows and let in the fresh air. But before I do that I like to really give the house a good spring cleaning. Although I do keep my house pretty clean, I have found there are places that tend to get neglected. These are my 5 don't miss spots when spring cleaning.
Under The Sofa and Bed
Even if you regularly vacuum, the dust still seems to find its way under the bed and sofa. Under my bed is a little desert full of dust tumbleweeds. It doesn't help either that my little dog can fit under the bed. He often drags things under the bed that he doesn't want to share with the big dog, like half eaten dog treats (I know, it's so gross!). I use a vacuum attachment to reach under and vacuum up all the dust and stuff. If your vacuum attachment doesn't reach all the way under you may want to move the sofa. It only takes a few minutes to do, but it keeps the dust from flying around once you open the windows.
Air Vents and Returns
It is amazing how dirty the air vents and returns can become. I like to vacuum the vents and then check inside them. It's always fun to see what fell down in the vent. I have found marbles, Barbie purses, etc. You can see step by step instructions for cleaning the air vents here. This is also a good time to check the air filter in your furnace to see if it needs replacing.
Our wood blinds attract so much dust. I just take a damp microfiber cloth and wipe them down. If your blinds are as dirty as mine are you may have to rinse and repeat multiple times. 🙂 If you don't have a lot of time you can close the blinds and quickly vacuum them off with an attachment. I don't think it works quite as well, but it saves tons of time.
Behind The Refrigerator
I know it takes a lot of work to move the refrigerator, but so much dirt and dust can build up behind them. Not only will your house be cleaner if you dust under the refrigerator, but it helps it run better. Too much dust on the coils can have your fridge running inefficiently. You can use a vacuum to get all the loose dust.
You can also use a dryer kit to clean under your refrigerator. It makes the job a lot easier and will save you money each month on your electric bill. Check out all my favorite tips and tricks to cleaning under the fridge.
The Mattress and Pillows
The mattress and pillows don't often get the cleaning they need. Just take a little extra time to clean them when you go to wash your sheets. It only takes about an extra 20 minutes to clean your mattress. Pillows can easily be cleaned in a machine. Everybody will sleep better at night knowing their mattress and pillows are clean.
I know spring cleaning can take some extra time, but I love that feeling of a clean house. What do you make sure to get done during spring cleaning?
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