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Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

With the arrival of spring, there’s also the arrival of more sunshine, which can show up some of the dust and grime that can accumulate over the winter. Even if you make sure your home is cleaned regularly, there are certain areas that tend to be forgotten or put off. So now is the time to turn your attention to those forgotten spaces and places to ensure your Lakeville MN new homes are sparkling and functioning at their best.

The dishwasher is a vital part of any kitchen, reducing the number of arguments that often arise over a sink full of dirty dishes. While you may wipe down the outside regularly, it’s important to clean the inside occasionally, too, in order to keep it working properly. Make sure there’s no food (or utensils) on the bottom, then run an empty cycle with a specially made cleanser. If you do this once a month, you’ll avoid funky smells and ensure your dishes come out clean.

Similarly, to avoid having your washing machine start to smell, you can disinfect it with some baking soda and distilled vinegar. Simply run the machine with hot water and then add in the vinegar and baking soda. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour and then restart the machine and wipe it dry when it’s finished.

Your comforter and pillows should be washed two or three times a year. You can either throw them in your own washing machine if they fit — don’t forget to check the manufacturer’s recommendations first — or drop them off at the dry cleaner. While you’re cleaning your pillows and comforters, you should also clean your mattress. In theory, it doesn’t hurt to vacuum your mattress every time you change your sheets. That helps get rid of all of the dead skin that accumulates. If needed, spot clean with stain and odor removers and then sanitize with a disinfectant spray.

Finally, don’t forget your bookshelves. If you’re a family of readers and your shelves have books stuffed in wherever they’ll fit, it’s a good idea to go through and remove the books, give them and the bookshelves a good dusting, and then rearrange them so they fit properly. Consider a mix of both horizontal and vertical stacking. Not only does it look more visually appealing, you can sometimes fit more books in with vertical stacking, leaving you room to keep adding more books or decorative items.

Along with cleaning the usual things like windows, wood floors, kitchen cabinets, and closets, by cleaning these sometimes forgotten items your Lakeville MN new homes will function more smoothly, smell better, and potentially keep you healthier. That’s not a bad trade off for a little extra elbow grease.

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