The trees in bloom mixed with the warm weather and longer days make spring in Niagara a special time. Spring is also a great time to get to those cleaning tasks that you have been putting off. Make sure to take full advantage of this season and give your home a proper spring cleaning.
As the premier Niagara on the Lake realtor, I would like to offer you this spring cleaning checklist.
Your kitchen may be the busiest room in your home and is always in need of a thorough cleaning.
A proper spring cleaning addresses more than your usual weekly clean.
Here are some cleaning suggestions for your kitchen.
- Clean the inside and outside of your refrigerator and freezer. Make sure to wipe out the drawers and discard any freezer burnt food.
- Polish the stainless steel in your kitchen. Use the proper cleaner to remove fingerprints and smudges, so that your stainless steel sparkles.
- Degrease and clean the elements on the stove.
- Clean your oven.
- Wash and vacuum cabinets, drawers and shelving in the kitchen.
- Mop the floors and scrub down the counters and island tops.
Once you have finished in the kitchen, shift your attention to your bathroom. Keep in mind that you want to do a deep cleaning of this room, so take your time and be thorough.
- Scrub the toilet, sinks, faucet and bathtub with the proper cleaners and a disinfectant.
- Polish and clean the walls, ceiling and floor.
- Clean the mirrors and windows in the bathroom.
- Scrub tile surfaces with the proper cleaners as well as an anti-mold cleaning agent.
- Clean the shower doors and apply a waterproof agent such as Rain X to prevent any water streaking or soap scum from sticking to the doors.
- Wash rugs and towels or cloths in the bathroom.
Bedroom, Family Room and Living Room
Typically, your bedroom and living rooms are tidied weekly, if not daily (especially if you have young children) so these rooms should be relatively easy to clean.
- Dust surfaces including ceiling fans, bookcases and shelves.
- Vacuum and steam clean carpets, if applicable
- Vacuum and steam clean upholstery.
- Wash linens, throw pillows and bedding.
The Entire House
There are other cleaning jobs that may not apply directly to the previously mentioned rooms, but are important pieces included in a thorough spring cleaning. These include:
- Sweep and mop floors in your home. Apply a sealant or protective layer to flooring when you are mopping.
- Remove and wash window screens in your home with warm water and a gentle detergent.
- Wipe down walls and baseboards with warm water and a gentle detergent. Dry with a soft, clean towel.
These cleaning suggestions will have your home looking like new in no time. A spring cleaning is not only an important aspect of a clean and healthy living space, it is also a great head start if you have been thinking about putting your home on the real estate market. A clean home is a great first step when it comes to showing your home and ultimately selling it. If you would like to know more about how to take advantage of the red-hot Niagara on the Lake real estate market, contact me today.