As the weather begins to change in our favor this spring, it’s time to start thinking about spring-cleaning your home. If you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors later this summer, it will pay to take some time to organize things now.
When planning your spring-cleaning efforts, it pays to consider techniques that will keep things clean for a long time so that you don’t have to repeat yourself in a month. If you’re lost on where to get started with your spring-cleaning efforts, here are a few tips to send you in the right direction:
Reduce Dust Accumulation
Many people aren’t aware that you can significantly reduce dust accumulation in your home by adjusting humidity levels. Low humidity causes static electricity, which not only attracts dust, but it also makes it much more difficult to remove. Keeping your home’s humidity levels between 40 and 50 percent will help you eliminate static while also decreasing growth of dust mites.
Coat Shower Doors
The buildup of soap scum can significantly compromise the appearance of your glass shower doors, which, in turn, can affect the lifetime of your doors. Coating shower doors with the same type of rain-repellant product made for car windshields will help to eliminate pesky soap scum build-up.
Seal Stone Counters
If you have natural stone countertops in your home, such as granite or marble, these surfaces are porous and, if they are not sealed properly, spilled liquids can leave a permanent stain. Proper application of a countertop sealer will help to repel stains by causing spills to bead rather than allowing them to be absorbed into the stone.
Protect Furniture and Carpets
Inevitably, you’re going to spill on your furniture or carpets. It’s not a matter of “if,” but rather a question of “when.” However, protective furniture sprays and carpet sealants can minimize lasting damage when these spills do occur. They also protect sensitive fabrics from fading and make them more resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria.
Keep Tidy with Quick Touch-Ups
Small, everyday efforts to keep your home clean ultimately go a long way towards preventing an excess of filth from building up. If you can be disciplined to spot clean daily or weekly, you’ll make a great effort to prevent smudges from permanently staining. You’ll also banish accumulation of dust bunnies, which can go a long way towards combatting those annoying seasonal allergies.
When spring-cleaning your home, it’s important to get organized and clean on the first go-round, but it’s also important to set a routine that will allow you to keep things clean without outlaying significant effort regularly.
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