Cleaning Tips Checklist

Sonoma County House Cleaning TipsIt’s that time of the year again! Time to give your home, office, or commercial space a thorough cleaning. This is an opportunity to get clean from floors to ceilings, from kitchen to bathroom.

Many people have trouble deciding where to start. We’ve compiled a list of cleaning tips to clean your home more efficiently and thoroughly.

  • Windows – Winter brings moisture and dust to your windows, which means they are probably in need of a good cleaning.   You can easily remove dust and cobwebs with a soft, clean brush.  Windows can be washed both inside and out with a mild detergent or diluted ammonia. Then dry them with a soft cloth.
  • Window Shades, Curtains, and Treatments – Start by dusting the blinds and washing the curtains.   Your fabric shades can be hand-washed or sent to a dry cleaner.
  • Walls and Ceiling – Using a soft moist cloth, wipe down the walls to remove dirt.  Use the broom to get cobwebs from ceilings and corners.   For stubborn stains, use solvent-free degreaser.
  • Rugs, Carpets, and Floors – Vacuum your rugs and carpets.  If your area rugs are machine washable, doing so will remove deep stains and dirt from foot traffic.  Use a soft cloth with cleaner to remove dirt and stains from Linoleum,  Pergo, or wood flooring.
  • Bookshelves – Always work from the top of the room down, and vacuum dust that settles on the floor.  Don’t forget the tops of shelves and ceiling fans.  Wipe the spines of books with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Upholstered Furnishings – Take the cushions off of the couch and chairs, and gently beat them outside, to remove dust.  Clean under the seats in crevices with your vacuums upholstery tool.
  • Mattresses and Cushions – Vacuum mattresses and box springs.  Flip and rotate your mattress, sofa, and chair cushions.
  • Refrigerator and Freezer – While you are working, you’ll want to keep food in a cooler to prevent spoilage.   Once the fridge is empty, remove shelves and clean the inside surfaces with warm, soapy water.  Clean and replace the shelves.  Baking soda will deodorize while cleaning and can be added to the water.
  • Filters – Use a vacuum to clean grates, coils, and condensers on your stove, refrigerator, and air conditioner.  Be sure to replace the filter in your heating or central air system, as that will cut down on the amount of dust being circulated.

That’s it! You’ll be shocked at what a difference this will make. Your rooms will feel brand new! Of course, this many steps can sound intimidating for many people. If you don’t have the time or interest in carrying out this kind of deep cleaning, leave it to the professionals at Blue Ribbon. Blue Ribbon Cleaning can help you with all your home and commercial cleaning needs!

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