Springtime means a time of change. And it is the perfect time to reinvent your space by tidying up. Drive away any remaining hint of the winter blues by following this easy guide:

Deep-clean your carpet and upholstery

Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep spring cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear—and for that close inspection by your relaxing guests. When you’re shampooing carpets or cleaning upholstery with a rented carpet cleaner, practice first in an unobtrusive area to make sure you have the knack of the machine and that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture just slightly—not out of the room or against the wall, as the old rules dictated—and place the legs of each piece back on top of small wax paper squares after shampooing. The wax paper will protect your carpet and keep the furniture legs from getting wet as the carpet dries. Open the windows to speed the drying process, which can take a day or more. Source: RD

Disinfect the cleaning tools you’ll use

Before you get started, consider giving your cleaning supplies an overhaul. Tossing the toxins is the first step to creating a cleaner, healthier, and safer home, says Marilee Nelson, co-founder of Branch Basics. According to the American Lung Association, it’s particularly important to avoid air fresheners and choose products that do not contain (or have reduced amounts of) VOCs, fragrances, irritants, and flammable ingredients. Source: OprahMag

Don’t forget the hidden areas

Spring cleaning is all about giving yourself a fresh start. It’s the perfect opportunity to go above and beyond your usual cleaning regimen, taking care of all the hard-to-reach, rarely thought-of areas that normally don’t receive much attention.

Some of these areas include:

  • Between refrigerator coils
  • Over ceiling fan blades
  • Inside the washing machine
  • Around your HV/AC vents
  • Inside light fixtures
  • On and around the windows
  • Around door frames and crown molding
  • Inside light fixtures and track lighting
  • Behind the toilet Source: Freshome

Keeping your carpet clean and looking pristine all year-round takes so much effort, right? So why don’t you just sit back, and let us take care of it? Call us today!