San Antonio Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is almost here, San Antonio! If you’ve spent the last season huddled inside, now’s a great opportunity to open those windows and begin thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your typical spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can neglect a few important tasks.
These are just a few recommendations to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the best season in San Antonio.
Spring Clean Your Windows
It’s normal to wake up in mid-March and realize that the subpar view out your bedroom window isn’t caused by winter weather–it’s caused by a filthy window. Spring is the perfect time to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with the following instructions.
If your window opens, open it fully and clean out any dirt, dust or debris in the sill. First clean out as much as possible with the track dry, then wash with warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the remainder. This will help your window operate more easily, and make sure your window can shut completely.
Spray down the window with a glass cleaner. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or mix a homemade cleaner using two parts warm water and one part vinegar.
Swab the windows with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are best for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.
Don’t Neglect to Clean the Window Treatments
A spotless glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t just as clean.
For fabric window treatments like drapes or curtains, cleaning can be a hassle. For thick fabric treatments, take them off the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner window treatments, you’ll need to be more delicate in how you handle them, so hand-wash them in a bathtub or sink.
Plantation shutters are by far the simplest window treatment when it comes to cleaning. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. To spot clean, use a slightly wet cloth to take off the stain, then go over with a dry cloth.
Spring is also a fantastic time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters San Antonio Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment ideas.
Pay Attention to Your Appliances
Your fridge, stove and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with newer appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are just as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to their original condition.
Stainless steel appliances can be polished with a solution made of 1 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of warm water, applied with a damp cloth and air-dried.
Get Every Single Surface
You’re probably going to give your floors and walls some needed attention when you do spring clean, but don’t forget to spread some love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. These are just a few of the places that are easy to skip over when doing your spring cleaning:
All knobs or switches that hands touch. These could be on the toilet, doors, or anywhere else in the house.
Various shower surfaces, including the door, floor, and soap ledge.
The top sides of ceiling fans.
Under your appliances - specifically the bigger appliances like your fridge164 and washer/dryer.