You’ve made a list, set aside the time and gathered your cleaning supplies. That’s right – spring cleaning season has arrived, and you’ve never been more ready to clear away the dust, dirt, grime and clutter from a season spent mostly indoors. But before you start tackling spring-cleaning tasks, take a few minutes to add these often-forgotten spots to your to-do list. When you’ve finished, you can rest easy knowing you’ve spring-cleaned your house thoroughly, from top to bottom.
Use Mr. Clean Multisurface Cleaner and a Bounty paper towel to wipe down the outside of the dishwasher, making sure to clean the handle and buttons. Then run an empty, extra-hot dishwashing cycle with Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner to help eliminate odours, grease and limescale buildup.
Your coffee maker, stand mixer, microwave and toaster get regular use, so make sure to give them some TLC!
- To clean your coffee maker, fill the water chamber with equal parts white vinegar and water. Let it brew until half the chamber is empty, and then turn it off and let it sit for 30 minutes. Allow it to finish brewing. To rinse, run another brew cycle using water only
- Wipe down your stand mixer with a damp Bounty paper towel. Remove stuck-on food residue with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Hand wash the mixing bowl and attachments with Dawn dish soap
- Use these five handy tips when you clean the inside and outside of your microwave
- Cleaning your toaster is easy with our five-step guide
To thoroughly clean your garbage can, take it to the back patio, add a squirt of Dawn dish soap and hose it out with the garden hose. Let it drip dry. Remove any remaining grime with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Pillows and Duvets
In addition to washing your sheets, make sure to toss your pillows, duvet covers and comforters into the washing machine with Tide PODS to clean, freshen and brighten them. For pillows, check the care instructions on the tag. If they can be dried, toss them in the dryer with a tennis ball to help them keep their shape.
Tip: To keep pillows, comforters and other hard-to-launder items fresh in between washes, spray them with Febreze FABRIC to eliminate odours and leave behind a clean scent.
While you’re cleaning the bedrooms, make sure to give the closets some attention too. Sort through clothing, weed out unwanted or ill-fitting items and then donate or toss them. Get our closet detox guide here.
You’re probably already planning to wash the windows, but make sure to clean the curtains too! Many curtains are made from hard-to-wash or delicate fabrics. Remove odours from them with a spritz of Febreze FABRIC.
Don’t forget to look up! Hard-to-reach places like ceiling fans, crown moulding and ceiling corners are easily overlooked during spring cleaning. Trap and lock dust and dirt that have settled on these fixtures with a Swiffer 360 Duster.
After vacuuming and/or steam cleaning your couches and upholstered chairs, spray with Febreze FABRIC to remove stubborn odours.
Toss your shower curtain and liner into the washing machine to clean them. Dry the shower curtain following the care tag instructions and hang the liner in the shower to drip dry.
Tub and Sink Drains
Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain, followed by 4 cups of vinegar to deodorize. If the drain is sluggish, use a drain cleaner or a drain-unclogging tool to remove built-up debris or hair.
This task is easy – just toss the toothbrush holder into the dishwasher with a Cascade Platinum ActionPac.
Which areas in your home do you always remember to spring clean? Did we forget to add any to this list? Add your comments below!