Spring Cleaning? These 5 Tips Will Help!
It’s that time of year where we get out the broom, vacuum, duster, and polish—yes, we’re talking about spring cleaning! Whether you’ve mastered a routine or need a little guidance, these five tips from your trusted Albuquerque and Rio Rancho painters, will help you breeze through your spring cleaning!
Work from Top to Bottom
Deciding where to start your cleaning is always a struggle. While working from room to room, the best thing to keep in mind is this: start from the top and work your way to the bottom! Using a vacuum attachment or step stool can help you get to those hard-to-reach areas and spider webs or dust from the fan and ceiling. The debris from these will fall downwards, but will be collected in a final vacuuming when you’re finished.
Wash Your Walls and Windows
We usually mop and sweep our floors but what about our walls? Walls collect dirt and splatters, and overtime, can grow bacteria in certain rooms, like the kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom. Most walls can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth and simple cleaning solution, and this is where having a paint finish that can be easily cleaned comes in handy! Contact the trusted professionals from Mike’s Quality Painting to freshen up any room in your home with durable, high-quality paint that will be easy to clean for years to come.
Windows also tend to be forgotten or skipped during routine cleanings. Ditch the basic window cleaner and instead try a white vinegar and water mixture for an eco-friendly way to get those streaks out! Spray the mixture, wipe with a wet cloth, and finish with a squeegee for the best results!
Clean Garbage Cans
Does your garbage can stink—even without garbage in it? Cleaning the trash cans inside your home as well as the trash and recycle bins outside your home, will help get rid of lingering smells, bugs, and bacteria! To clean them, simply empty your garbage cans and rinse them out with an outdoor hose. Add some soap, scrub the inside and outside, rinse again, and leave upside down to dry!
Sanitize Your Sinks
Did you know that your kitchen sink has more bacteria in it than your toilet? Yuck, right? It’s important to scrub down and rinse your sink after use, and throw away or wash any dish sponges or towels, as they can harbor bacteria! It’s best to find a disinfectant product that’s made for your type of sink, as this will maximize the amount of bacteria and pathogens killed!
Replace Light Bulbs and Batteries
Spring cleaning also presents the opportunity to organize and declutter! Create a list of items that don’t necessarily need to be cleaned, but upgraded, such as smoke alarm batteries, fire extinguishers, or replacing current light bulbs with energy-efficient ones!
Turn Spring Cleaning Into Spring Painting with MQP!
We hope these tips and tricks help you give your home a deep cleaning this spring! We know that making sure your Albuquerque or Rio Rancho home is clean and organized, is a great feeling—and making sure it’s beautifully painted or stuccoed is, too! Trust Mike’s Quality Painting to easily freshen up a room or even your whole house with quality painting, concrete coating, and so much more! Call us today at (505) 508-5342 and learn how we can transform your home!