Las Vegas Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is finally in the air, Las Vegas! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from winter, now’s the perfect time to crack those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You may have your usual spring cleaning regimen, but all too frequently homeowners can forget a few important tasks.
These are just a few recommendations to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Las Vegas.
Spring Clean Your Windows
It’s common to get up in mid-March and realize that the less-than-stellar view out your bedroom window isn’t due to winter weather–it’s due to a gunked window. Spring is an ideal time to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with these steps.
If the window opens, open it all the way and remove any dirt and dust in the track. Try first to remove as much as possible with a dry cloth or small brush, then wash with warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the rest. This will help your window operate more easily, and ensure your window can completely close.
Spray the glass with a glass cleaner. You can use either a store-bought chemical cleaner, or make your own at home using two parts warm water and one part vinegar.
Clean the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are effective at cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks.
Don’t Neglect to Clean your Window Treatments
A clean, spotless glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t similarly clean.
For fabric window treatments like drapes or curtains, cleaning can be a hassle. For thick fabric window coverings, remove them from the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll want to handle them more delicately, and wash them by hand in a sink or tub.
Plantation shutters might be the simplest window treatment to clean. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. For spot cleaning, use a slightly damp cloth to remove the stain, then go over with a dry cloth.
Spring is also a perfect time to think about switching up your window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment ideas.
Pay Attention to Your Appliances
Your refrigerator, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Especially with newer appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are just as important as function. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and make them look brand-new again.
Stainless steel appliances can be polished with a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a damp cloth and air-dried.
Don’t Neglect a Single Surface
You’re likely going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do spring clean, but don’t forget to spread that love around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Here are just a few of the spots that are easy to forget when spring cleaning:
All knobs or switches that hands touch. This could be on the toilet, doors, or any other spot in your home.
All surfaces in your shower, like the door, floor, and soap ledge.
The tops of ceiling fans.
Underneath appliances - specifically the bigger appliances like the fridge164 and dishwasher.