Spring is finally here and you know what that means, it’s time for spring cleaning! Winter has come and gone, but the impact it’s left on your home can be quite noticeable. Additionally, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re keeping your home clean and sanitary. For individuals that suffer from seasonal allergies, a clean and tidy home may reduce allergic symptoms and improve breathing. If it's unclear where you should begin your spring cleaning, here are some tips that can help.
Clean The Challenging Areas
Before you can tackle a full-home spring cleaning, you need to determine which areas of your home require the most attention. Consider the areas of your home that you don’t already clean on a routine basis and the areas that receive the most foot traffic. Starting in the most challenging parts of your home may seem daunting, but having them cleaned and getting them out of the way will set you on a productive path.
Start With Your Ceiling
When you’ve decided on a room to clean, always start by cleaning your ceiling and then work your way down. When you dust your ceiling, debris (i.e. dust, cobwebs, dirt, etc.) falls and lands on the floor and the furniture (i.e. shelves, bookcase, tables, etc.) in your room which could interfere with your cleaning job. The most efficient way to remove dust and cobwebs from your ceiling is to use the hose from your vacuum cleaner. If your room has a ceiling fan, be sure to clean the top of the blades as dust tends to accumulate there.
Replace HVAC Air Filters
One of the best ways to prevent allergies from ruining your spring is by replacing the air filters in your HVAC unit. After a long winter, the air filters in your HVAC unit are likely to be packed with dust, impacting the quality of air in your home. By replacing these filters during spring cleaning, you will capture unwanted, airborne particles helping you breathe easier. Additionally, if one of your family members is particularly susceptible to seasonal allergies, investing in an air purifier will help improve air quality and reduce stuffiness.
Declutter Your Rooms
Hanging onto things you no longer need can lead to disorganization and a collection of dust. A cluttered room can make it difficult to think clearly and has the potential to cause physical harm (i.e. falling over a pile of laundry, items falling on you, etc.) There are several different ways to declutter, including:
  • Re-organizing your closet and donating/discarding clothing items you no longer wear
  • Removing items from side tables, desks, and shelves
  • Remove any junk that may be lingering in garages, sheds, or cold storages.
These tips should help you get your home in excellent shape before summer! If you’re in the market for a home designed and built by industry leaders, in a beautiful and welcoming community, contact Shane Homes today!