San Antonio Spring Cleaning Tips

Tyler Jorgensen

Spring is just around the corner, San Antonio! If you’ve spent the last season huddled inside, now’s a great opportunity to crack those windows and begin thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your typical spring cleaning regimen, 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 can enjoy our favorite season in San Antonio.

Spring Clean Your Windows

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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 these 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 close completely.

  • Spray the glass with a glass cleaner. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or create a homemade cleaner using two parts warm water and one part vinegar.

  • Wipe the windows with a microfiber cloth. These cloths are best for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.

Don’t Neglect to Clean the Window Treatments

A clean, 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, remove them from the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then put 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 sink or tub.

Plantation shutters are probably the simplest window treatment when it comes to cleaning. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or duster. To spot clean, use a slightly wet cloth to remove any stain, then go over with a dry cloth.

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Spring is also an ideal time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters San Antonio Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home.

Give Some Love to Your Appliances

Your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with newer appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks may be just as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and make them look stunning once more.

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 much-needed attention when you do spring clean, but remember to spread that love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. These are just a few of the places that are often forgotten when 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.

 
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Get Your San Antonio Home Looking Gorgeous This Spring

No one loves spring cleaning, but we’ve all got to do it. For additional tips on cleaning and maintaining your window coverings, or if you’re ready to revamp your house this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377, or fill out the form below. We’ll come out to your home for a free no-hassle consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to greet the spring weather.