Spring cleaning is a popular term at this time of year. With that in mind, we’ve got some quick advice to help you with you clean up once you’ve finished your latest renovation project.
Start From The Outside
and Work Your Way In
The first place to start with your clean up is your walls. They’ll have collected quite a bit of dust throughout the project so you’ll want to begin your cleaning quest here. To clean your walls, simply use a damp cloth or towel. Wrap it around a broom handle to get it up to those hard to reach places if you have high ceilings. Also pay attention to fingerprints around light switches and door handles.
Once you’ve finished with the walls, turn your attention to the light fixtures and ceiling fans. They’ll be covered in dust so you’ll want to get that taken care of before you get started on the floor. A three-step ladder can be extra helpful when it comes to this task. Another little nook to make sure not to forget is the top of any cabinets or shelving units you have.
Sweep, Vacuum, Repeat
By now, your floor will have collected a good deal or dust, dirt and debris. Get rid of the main offenders right away by sweeping up the surface. Next up, pass the vacuum cleaner to get some of the finer bits of debris that a broom may have missed. Then repeat the process. You’ll be surprised how much dirt and dust you’ll still be picking up on your second go around.
Check Your Furniture
Whether you moved your furniture to another room or covered it up during the renovation project, you’ll want to give it a thorough look over once you’ve replaced and uncovered everything. Pay special attention to flat surfaces that face up, the top of your TV or your coffee table are prime dust collecting places. You should be able to get things cleaned up pretty quickly by once again using a damp towel.
Home renovations make your home a nicer place to live. It’s important that you complete this last step of the renovation process to get the most out of your investment.
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