Spring is less than a month away, so it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, as you’re pressured to clean your home, car, and office until they are spotless, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Spring cleaning is just a time to clear dust and clutter from your space, and by the time it’s done, you’ll feel brand new! A great place to start cleaning is with your floors, and we’ve got some great tips for you.
While it’s always easier to clean your carpet and floors if you’ve been maintaining them throughout the year, it can still be done if you haven’t cleaned in a while. A high-quality vacuum will help you get through spring cleaning, and clear up all the dust and dirt from winter. If you need to remove a few stains from your carpet, remember to try blotting with water before moving on to stronger cleaning solutions.
While you should frequently sweep your hardwood floors, spring cleaning is a great time to do a more thorough clean to keep your hardwood looking new. After sweeping the entire floor, use a mop to wash the hardwood and remove spills and stains. If a few stubborn stains remain, try a cleanser made specifically for hardwood floors to keep your floors safe while removing the spot. Also, you can remove sticky substances without damaging the floor by hardening the spot with an ice cube, then lightly rubbing with a dull plastic scraper.
Once your spring cleaning is done, it’s a good time of year to remind yourself of maintenance to keep your floors clean all year round. Make a note to vacuum once a week in high traffic areas, especially where shoes often walk across. If you don’t have welcome mats at the entrance of your home, lay a few down to absorb dirt and moisture. Prepare for spills and accidents by stocking up on tools and cleaning solutions to clean the floor right away. Spring is also a great time to plan for a professional cleaning, as your carpet should be professionally cleaned 1-2 times a year.
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