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Spring Cleaning Tasks in Under an Hour

April 27, 2018
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Now is the time when people are feeling the need to start cleaning their homes in Charleston SC with vigour as the sun comes out and the windows look less than sparkling. There are a host of spring cleaning tasks that should be done, but most people don’t want to spend a valuable weekend toiling over built-up dust and grime. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs that can be done in an hour or much less. Try making a list of tasks and tackling one every day so you don’t get overwhelmed and exhausted. It can go even faster if each member of the family takes on a task.

Kitchen and bathroom tiles inevitably get build up and the grout gets a bit dingy, no matter how much you try to keep things clean. Simply spray the grout with a cleanser such as CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner — Good Housekeeping approved — let it sit for 15 minutes and then scrub with a stiff bristled brush and rinse.

If possible, try to wash any seat covers, cushion covers and soft furnishings that collect dust throughout the year. If you have furnishings that can’t be washed, at least vacuum them. That includes your mattress. Vacuum every inch of the furniture and use the vacuum crevice tool to get into the crumbs that work their way down between cushions. You may also want to set out cushions and chairs to sit in the sun to help air them out. A few hours of sun exposure will help kill off some odors.

With more light pouring into your home, you may start to notice cobwebs in corners. Get a long-handled extendable duster to wipe down walls, ceilings, light fixtures, tops of furniture, moldings, ceiling fans, recessed lights and other hard-to-reach areas.

Now is an excellent time to clean out your vents and replace filters in order to prevent dust and allergens from being spread throughout the home when you turn on the air conditioning. An effective way to truly get in and clean out any dust is to use the soft-bristle brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

Finally, go through bathroom cabinets and shelves and get rid of those nearly empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc., that are just taking up space. Also go through drawers and medicine cabinets and get rid of expired medicine, makeup, broken appliances, and anything that is just taking up space that you don’t use any longer.

These are just a handful of straightforward tasks that won’t take that long but will make a difference in your homes in Charleston SC. Throw in the usual tasks of washing windows, straightening bookshelves, and sorting out junk drawers, and your home will look its best without you having to break your back. And don’t forget to delegate!

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