With Spring on the way, many homeowners tidy up the house and prepare for warmer weather. As you start spring cleaning at your home, you usually focus on simple tasks like mopping, packing up coats, and areas of the house that need to be deep cleaned. Here are some of the cleaning tasks that are often missed.

Clean Behind Appliances During Spring Cleaning

Most people don’t often move the appliances to clean beneath them. Your stove, refrigerator, and washing machine are cumbersome to move, but spring cleaning is the perfect time to clean underneath them. By removing dust and food debris, you will prevent pest activity, promote better airflow around your appliances, and keep your home in good condition.

Wash the Windows During Spring Cleaning

Washing the windows is not always easy, which is why many homeowners skip it entirely. During spring cleaning, use a ladder and window-washing soap to clean the outside of your windows. Look for any problems that need fixing, like cracked or worn caulk. Spring is also a great time to repair or replace screens with tears, as these allow insects into your house when you open the windows.

Clean Your Carpets

You probably vacuum your carpets regularly, but spring cleaning is a great opportunity to deep clean carpets and rugs. If you don’t own a carpet cleaner, rent one. These machines use special cleaning fluid, rinse it with water, and remove excess moisture so the carpet doesn’t remain wet. Deep clean your carpets at least once each year, or more often if you have pets or family members with allergies.

Don’t Forget the Tops of Cabinets

You don’t see the top of your cabinets often, but that does not mean that they don’t get dirty. Use a step stool to wipe the tops of the cabinets with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and debris. Next, use a multipurpose spray and clean cloth to wipe them. If there are crumbs, pet fur, or larger debris, use a portable vacuum with attachments to clean hard-to-reach places.

Clean the Garbage Cans

Garbage cans get a lot of use over the year. Sanitizing them as part of your spring cleaning removes unpleasant odors and extends their lifespan. Clean each garbage can entirely and wipe it down with an antibacterial solution. Rinse it out thoroughly and let the trash can dry completely before putting it back into use.

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