Las Vegas Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Darik Neilson 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 pointers to get the most out of 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 normal 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 opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with the following steps. If the window opens, open it fully 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 helps 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 with two parts warm water and one part vinegar. Clean the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are preferred for cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks. Don’t Neglect to Clean the Window Treatments A 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 put 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 easiest 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 great time to think about switching up your window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home. Give Some Love to Your Appliances Your fridge, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Especially with newer appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks may be 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 remember to spread that love around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Below 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 big appliances like the fridge164 and dishwasher. Get Your Las Vegas Home Looking Gorgeous Again Spring cleaning is no fun, but we’ve all got to do it. For further recommendations on cleaning and maintaining your window treatments, or if you’re ready to reinvigorate your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas at 702-850-6619, or fill out the form below. We’ll come to where you live for a free no-strings-attached consultation and help you choose a perfect new window treatment to greet the spring weather.