Spring is the season for decluttering and deep-cleaning your home. At Mr. Klean, we recognize the importance of an annual, thorough cleaning. Our guide will walk you through preparing your home for the season. Before starting, it’s essential to have a plan of action not to feel daunted but, in turn, excited to tackle a project that will benefit you and your home significantly. Your housekeeping in Palm Beach Gardens helps you feel relaxed, stress-free, and ready for the summer months ahead.
If you need a helping hand with your spring cleaning and require cleaning services, maid service, and housekeeping in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, get in touch with Mr. Klean.
Make a To-Do List
Make a list before tackling your spring cleaning. Such a list lets you prioritize your tasks and remember everything you need to make your Palm Beach Gardens cleaning quick and easy. It’s also rewarding to cross things off your list as you go.
Start by making a list per room so that it’s manageable by section. Each room in a home serves a particular purpose and should be organized based on that. You can divide the work into individual tasks; for example, you would write down “wipe down shelves and doors from the inside” for cleaning your cupboard or cabinet. Remember, it’s crucial in spring cleaning to deep-clean neglected areas. You won’t regret putting in the extra work.
As you’re creating your to-do list, you may realize there’s more to do than you expected. If that happens, you may want to consider cleaning services in Palm Beach Gardens to help you get the spring cleaning started.
Cleaning Supplies and Products
Once you have your tasks in order, list the cleaning supplies and products you’ll need to complete each task. Preparing this list helps you take stock of what you have if you need to include anything. Some basics include a good vacuum, a mop, cleaning cloths (preferably microfiber), a scrub brush, and sponges. You’ll also need a step ladder to reach greater heights. If you’re utilizing a maid service in Palm Beach Gardens, find out what tools and supplies they bring and what you’ll need to provide.
For cleaning products, you’ll need a good multipurpose disinfectant (like Lysol), glass cleaner, dish soap (works great for mild soap solutions), toilet bowl cleaner, white vinegar, and all other products required for specific surfaces types, such as wood, metal, natural stone, and painted surfaces. Just remember that it’s never a good idea to mix any cleaning products because they could produce highly toxic fumes or create an extremely corrosive product.
Decluttering can be more difficult for some people than others. Getting rid of belongings is challenging, especially when there’s emotional attachment. You don’t have to discard things near and dear to you, but when you’re spring cleaning, you should take stock of your things and only keep what’s necessary.
It helps to start by pulling everything out of a closet or drawer (as messy as it seems at first), separating its contents by category, and then taking out any items that in your mind are an easy “no.” Then, you can address the “maybes.” Even if this is time-consuming, it pays off in more ways than just organizing your belongings. Research suggests that decluttering our homes is known to help our mental health by reducing stress and anxiety levels.
Wash All Washable Fabrics
Anything that is considered washable should be, well, washed! This includes:
- Pillows and pillow covers
- Area rugs
- Bath mats
- Shower curtains
- Curtains and drapes
Follow the care instructions on all washable items and dry clean anything that isn’t washable. If you need a little extra help with things like carpets or upholstery, Palm Beach Gardens cleaning services can help ensure that your fabrics are cleaned and sanitized.
Clean Your Appliances
Modern appliances are used now more than ever before, meaning that it’s become a big category in your overall cleaning list. Common appliances like your fridge and freezer, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer need a deep clean, especially since we use them all frequently. It’s easy to forget about cleaning certain appliances like a toaster, but they can gather a significant amount of dust, lint, and even bugs because they are uncovered. If you’re not sure how to clean your different appliances, consider services such as housekeeping in Palm Beach Gardens to ensure your appliances get the proper care and cleaning.
Fridges and Freezers
An excellent place to start is your fridge and freezer. Remove all items – yes, even all of the condiments. If your freezer has formed excess ice, thaw it by disconnecting it. Don’t chip away at it with an ice pick because you can puncture the freezer, which would cause it to malfunction. If you have a cooler, you can store your freezer items there. Clean your fridge compartments with warm soapy water or a multipurpose disinfectant spray. Before you put everything back, check for products past their expiration date. Organize things by food group and then put what you use the most towards the front.
To clean your oven, it’s generally best to use the self-cleaning function. Take out the racks and soak them before you scrub them. You can use a baking soda paste (half a cup of baking soda with a quarter cup of water) for stubborn spots. Wipe down the outside and the knobs of the oven with a microfiber cloth and disinfectant spray; make sure not to spray the knobs directly. Many cleaning services in Palm Beach Gardens help ensure that your oven is cleaned regularly, and can even help with more stubborn stains and burned-on spots.
Dishwashers, Washing Machines, and Dryers
Dishwashers and washing machines should also be cleaned. If either appliance has any filters, remove them first. Wash the inside from top to bottom of both machines with a brush and some dish soap. Place a cup of vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher and two cups of vinegar in the wash basket/drum. Run a complete cycle on both machines at their highest temperature setting.
The cleaning procedure for your dryer is slightly different. Empty the lint collector first, then, if it’s necessary, clean it with a brush and some dish soap. For the inside of the dryer, spray a multipurpose cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and wipe it down on all sides. The class door and seal of the dryer should be sprayed and wiped down to remove any dust, hair, and dirt. Palm Beach Gardens cleaning services can help keep these machines in good working order, by keeping them clean throughout the year.
Other Kitchen Appliances
All other kitchen appliances should also be deep cleaned. Take apart any appliances that can be cleaned by their individual parts, such are your blender, food processor, and toaster. Remember to clean your microwave because grease and grime can quickly build up when food splatters aren’t cleaned up. Always disconnect any appliance you’re cleaning and dry it properly before you connect it again.
Contact Mr. Klean for Professional Cleaning Services
As far as cleaning goes, spring cleaning can be the most demanding. If you need assistance from a professional cleaning service, contact us at Mr. Klean and get a quote. We offer a variety of cleaning services, maid service, and housekeeping in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Other services we offer are deep cleaning, housekeeping, carpet, tile and grout cleaning, pressure cleaning, and much more.