Don’t Forget These Spring Cleaning Tasks

There are two types of people: Those who make lists and those who regret not having a list because they keep forgetting things. If you’re a list maker, then you’ll probably pull together an action plan for your spring cleaning chore. First, you’ll need a list for supplies. Next, you’ll want to make a list of all your specific tasks. It’s a good way to keep track of your progress throughout the day. That list also helps if you’re going to hand it off to your family for them to help. Here are some spring cleaning tasks you’ll want to add to your list:

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Under, Behind & Top of Refrigerator

You will probably be dedicating time to cleaning out the inside of your refrigerator as you should. All expired food needs to be tossed and the shelves wiped down. In addition, you also want to clean the top and under the fridge. This might mean slide the unit away from the way. You’re sure to find a lot of dropped pasta noodles and other crumbs. Behind the fridge, you’ll find coils that are part of the cooling system. These should be vacuum to clear the dust and prevent overheating. If your fridge has a drip pan, then this is the time clean that out, too.

Sink Drain

Cleaning the sink is top of the list for the kitchen but what about the drain? That needs a good cleaning, too. Try pouring a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of white vinegar right down the drain. It will bubble up and when it stops, pour a kettle of hot water down the drain. You use the same formula on your garbage disposal with a possible addition: Cut up a lemon and run that through the disposal with some ice cubes for a fresh scent.

Dishwasher

The system in your dishwasher that sprays and then drains water should be cleaned as well. These are easy to pop off to get at the gunk. If there is mineral build up, then try running a cycle with Crystal Light or any other citric powder mix. Do this without dishes and the citric acid should remove the mineral build-up.

Fireplace

Along with the pollen in the air, soot from a fireplace can also trigger allergies. If you used the fireplace a lot over the winter, then there is probably a lot of soot build up. You can take care of the hearth, but let a professional chimney sweep handle the rest.

Houseplants

Plants add vibrancy to any room but they also need to be dusted. Believe it or not, a banana peel is a great thing to use on the leaves to dust and shine. Plus, it will leave behind a cool tropical scent.

Rubbish

Spring cleaning your home always reveals a lot of potential rubbish to throw out. You might have already designated some pieces of furniture or old electronics to get rid of but what about all the clutter from our garage, cabinet and garage? All of that can be swiftly removed by the team from Junk Works. These are the expert junk haulers who can make fast work of clearing out all your rubbish regardless of size, shape or weight. A rubbish clearing session with Junk Works is the best way to finish off your spring cleaning.