It’s that time of year again; time to spruce up your home a little and give it a much-needed scrub. Even when cleaning your home on a weekly basis, it is common knowledge that dust builds up once again in a matter of days. Plus, most parts of the house are often neglected when you give each room a quick clean and tidy. This is why it’s important to make the most of spring and ensure that your home looks as good as new. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to rid your home of waste, clutter, buildup, and negative energy. Here are four spring cleaning tasks you just might have forgotten.
It is incredible just how many homeowners forget to clean underneath furniture. Of course, this can happen if the furniture in question is extremely heavy. But spring is the time to get this task ticked off once and for all. After all, just imagine how much dust and buildup can be lurking under these heavy pieces of furniture!
While it is never too late to do so, spring is the ideal time to finally get around to having your air conditioning, or HVAC system, inspected. You can ask the company that was responsible for your AC installation to check your air conditioner to ensure that it is running smoothly and working as it should be; most companies offer this handy service. Whether you find out that it is running fine, or that it’s actually in need of some repairs, this is definitely something to tick off your spring to-do list.
An often overlooked cleaning job is to clean around your air conditioner. Change the air filter, and mark the date on the calendar so that you remember the last time this was done, for future reference. This will ensure that the system runs the best it can, and will keep such things as dust, pollen and pet dander from getting into your house. Remove any leaves or branches that may be blocking the exterior air conditioning unit. Most systems need this level of maintenance, and spring is the best time to do it.
This is undoubtedly the most avoided spring cleaning task. Most women want to hold on to their clothes, shoes, and accessories, even if there are hundreds of pieces still neatly tucked away that haven’t been worn in years. However, they are only taking up space. Get rid of old clothes and other items by selling them online or in a yard sale, or donate them to charity. That way, you’re freeing up lots of storage space in your home, and finally letting go of stuff that you don’t actually need.
Whether you love nothing more than cleaning and tidying, or if you tend to avoid it at all costs, spring is the season to finally get your home looking as good as new.