With warmer weather in the days and weeks ahead, you’re likely inspired to spring clean your home. The following spring cleaning reminders will help you remember areas that frequently get overlooked.

Spring Cleaning for your Washing Machine

Beyond wiping up spilled detergent, the washing machine rarely gets cleaned. Washing machines quickly accumulate dust and mold. Dust the outside, wipe down the rubber gasket around the lid, and banish any musty smells by thoroughly cleaning the inside of the machine. Run a hot water cycle containing 2 cups of vinegar and a ¼ cup of baking soda.

Don’t Forget Underneath Your Sinks

Taking a few minutes to tackle these rarely cleaned areas helps remove mold and dirt from your home. Look for any active leaks, stains, or mold. If you spot any issues, call a professional. If your under-sink area is mold-free, wipe down the entire area with a damp cloth. If you choose to use bleach, dilute it with water and keep it away from your pipes since it is corrosive.

Dust Your Exhaust Fan Grill

You’ll breathe easier with a spring cleaning reminder to dust your exhaust fans. Turn off your fan and remove the dust from the grill using a duster with an extension handle.

Reach for a Higher Level of Clean with these Spring Cleaning Reminders

While spring cleaning, take a few moments to dust the higher areas of your home. Door frames, tops of bookshelves, and decorative woodwork are often missed during a routine clean. Your extension duster will help you access these places. For added freshness and dust-fighting power, spritz your duster with an all-natural dusting solution before reaching for that top-level clean.

A Reminder to Take Care of Your Mattress

Spring cleaning is a great time to clean your mattress. Vacuuming away dust and dead skin cells will help reduce allergens that can interfere with sleep. Take the time to lightly sprinkle your mattress with baking soda and vacuum it up to power away odors.

Spring Cleaning Reminders for Fido

Animal companions are part of the family. Pet beds definitely deserve a place among these spring cleaning reminders. Take a few moments to remove any loose fur or treat stains before washing. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for laundering the cover. Your furry friend will appreciate a clean place to rest.

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