At R&S, we know that it can be challenging to keep your home clean as the family roams in and out during these warmer months. Now that springtime has arrived, spring cleaning and disinfecting are in full swing for many families. Allow the R&S team to help you this season! Below are some cleaning and disinfecting tips from our team.
Dust and Declutter
An excellent opportunity to declutter is doing it while cleaning and organizing our homes. Generally, decluttering briefly and regularly delivers surprising results! Go through storage and get rid of unused items. Before putting things away, take some time to wipe down and disinfect surfaces to limit harmful particulates and germs. Getting rid of the surface layer of dirt by dusting shelves, windowpanes, ceiling fans, etc., is an excellent way to prep surfaces for a full disinfecting.
Vacuum and Clean Carpets
Like dusting, the initial step of vacuuming your carpets is essential to remove the dust and dirt. Vacuuming allows your carpet to be cleaned more effectively. When you have your carpets professionally cleaned by R&S, the hot water, and detergent effectively kill germs and viruses. Adding this routine to your spring cleaning is excellent for preparing your family for a healthy season!
Clean Tile and Natural Stone
If not deep cleaned regularly, your home’s tile and natural stone can lose their beauty. You can clean tile and natural stone with suitable products from the store or use a household mixture of ½ cup baking soda and a little water to make a paste. Scrub it on the surface using an old toothbrush or a sponge to help remove tough stains. The mixture is a great non-toxic cleaning option for tile, natural stone flooring, and countertops.
Disinfect Frequently Touched Items
Good household hygiene means cleaning and disinfecting the same areas you tackle in normal times. Use Lysol, Clorox, or a mixture of ⅓ cup of bleach per gallon of water to disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home. These surfaces include light switches, faucets, remote controls, doorknobs, and handles to appliances. Remember never to mix bleach and ammonia, as it creates dangerous gases.
For many, a big part of spring cleaning is reorganizing our homes. Take the time to wash and fold all the linens in the closet and organize seasonal items, holiday decorations, and kitchen utensils. Anything that can create clutter should be assessed and donated if it is no longer needed. Not only can your donation help a local organization, but it will also clear your home of clutter, helping you stay organized and tidy. If you’d like to know more about organizing, check out our latest Spring Organizing blog!
No matter your cleaning goals, give us a call for a deep clean and disinfecting service that will leave your home looking new!