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10 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Cleaner & More Efficient Home

10 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Cleaner & More Efficient Home

spring cleaning and maintenance guide

They don’t call it spring cleaning for no reason. After a long winter and the onset of a new season, it’s important to complete some cleaning and maintenance tasks for your home. Doing so will improve your comfort and indoor air quality, save you energy, and prevent expensive repairs.

NJ Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

  1. Wipe down your bathroom and kitchen every day. By simply taking a rag and wiping down your counters, sink, and shower after every use, you’ll always have a glistening bathroom and kitchen. Weekly wipings are recommended for other hard surfaces (tables, counters, shelves, floors, etc.) in your home.
  2. Try cleaning your windows (and other glass items) with coffee filters for a streak-free clean. Use regular glass-cleaner, but instead of wiping it with a towel, use large coffee filters instead.
  3. Treat stains as soon as you notice them.
  4. Do NOT mix cleaning agents, especially ammonia and bleach.
  5. Vinegar is a great cleaning agent and can help you keep your condensate drain line clean. To maintain your condensate drain line, pour about 6 ounces of vinegar down your drain every 2-4 months. To clean counters, tables, and other areas of your home, use a solution of one part vinegar and three parts water.
  6. To deodorize your garbage disposal and keep it clean and sharp, grind a couple lemon wedges and ice cubes as needed. Lime, orange, grapefruit, and other citrus items also work well.
  7. You can clean unsightly scuff marks on vinyl and wood flooring and walls with a clean tennis ball. Isopropyl alcohol also removes heel marks, but test a little bit first, as there is a possibility of staining.
  8. If you have permanent markers stains anywhere, try regular vegetable oil first. It will remove marker stains from most surfaces, including your skin.
  9. You should be dusting regularly to control allergy symptoms in your home. Some tips include using microfiber cloths, HEPA vacuums, air purifiers/cleaners, hardwood flooring, and banning shoes in the home.
  10. While you are dusting, turn on your air conditioning system so your airborne dust particles can get caught in your air filter rather than resettling on your floor and furniture. Consider upgrading your air filter for better air filtration.

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For more secret spring cleaning tips, consult these guides:

Spring Cleaning Checklist infographic

Don’t forget about air conditioning maintenance!

Maintaining your air conditioner

Source: energy.gov

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