After a long winter, you might wish to give your home a facelift. Before going to the trouble and expense of a remodel, consider doing some deep spring cleaning instead. People often waste hundreds of thousands of dollars replacing things around the home, when a good, deep cleaning could make it look just as good. The words “deep cleaning” might make you cringe, but the good news is that most cleaning jobs can be done by a professional who has advanced equipment and a crew to make the process quick and painless. Whether you decide to do it on your own or hire a professional, the following cleaning projects will make your house look completely re-done without sawing, hammering, and knocking down any walls.
When you let the light shine in, your home can begin to look fresh and new. Let even more light in by washing all the windows in your home—both inside and out. You can grab a ladder and a squeegee and do it yourself or hire a professional window cleaning service to do it for you. A lot of people think they need to replace grimy old windows, but the truth is that you’ll be surprised what a good scrub can do. If your windows are cloudy from water stains or dust, consider having them washed to give your home some extra shine on the inside and outside.
Clean the Carpets
Cleaning carpets in your home can reduce allergens and brighten the appearance of dingy floors without having to get all new carpeting for your home. Carpet shampooing units can be rented or purchased for in-home use. For a deep, professional clean, contact a carpet cleaning service who will likely be able to get the job done within a few hours. Not only will your home smell better with clean carpets, but the floors will look like they did when you first moved in once the carpet isn’t matted down and stained anymore.
Deep Cleaning in the Kitchen
Over time, grease and other substances build up in the kitchen and doing a simple wipe-down with a rag doesn’t do much for you. For a fresh, clean kitchen, hire a cleaning service to come in and deep-clean your kitchen to get grease and dirt out of every crevice. The scary thing about a kitchen is that there is dirt and dust in areas that you can’t even see or never even thought about. Your tile and grout might be dirty and faded, but once you give the kitchen a good scrub, everything will look so much cleaner and newer.
Clear Out the Basement
Plenty of home owners build expensive additions or expansions onto their existing homes when they need more space. The truth is, they likely have space in their home already—it is just being occupied by junk. If your basement has become the place where are useless things go to die, a good cleaning will do wonders for the entire home. Sort through boxes and get rid of things in storage that you don’t need or use anymore. Organize things you use only occasionally. Then reclaim the extra space. You might find room for a recreational area or a cozy reading corner. If you don’t use your basement very often, pest control professionals suggest that you have the area sprayed for bugs or fumigated for rodents because cold, dark basements are perfect dwellings for creatures like this. Cleaning out your basement eliminates the need to add on rooms to the house—use the rooms you already have!
Clean Up Your Window Treatments
Curtains, drapes and blinds collect dust and dirt. Cleaning the windows will help to let the light shine in, but you might find that all that light shows off how dingy your window treatments have become. Take curtains or drapes to the cleaners. Blinds can be easily cleaned following manufacturer’s instructions. Some vacuum cleaners have special attachment for cleaning certain types of blinds. Professional cleaners that specialize in cleaning window treatments can also be called in to tackle this job. Sometimes we think that things look bad just because they are old. But really, if something is old, it probably hasn’t been properly cleaned in a while. Giving things a good wash, scrub, or vacuum will do wonders for an outdated home that needs a little help.
For a fresh look in your home this spring, participate in spring cleaning efforts that entail more than just wiping things down with a wet rag. You might need to enlist the help of professionals, buy or rent equipment, and get down on your hands and knees to clean. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on remodeling or costly home renovations to have a home that sparkles like new. Simply take the time to remove the layers of grime and then enjoy the beautiful home you already have.