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  • Spring Cleaning: Efficiently

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    Spring Cleaning: Efficiently

    Spring Cleaning: Optimize Your Time

    Spring is here and that means it is time to start opening some windows to get some fresh air in after locked shut for those long winter months we get here in Edmonton. Is there anything better than those first breezes to blow away the musty winter air? The fresh air is a great way to start the spring cleaning process and offers inspiration for deeper cleaning. The minute that window opens and the breeze hits you, you instantly feel revitalized.

    With spring also comes a lot  of other activities that quickly file your schedule, the list is seemingly endless: soccer, softball, camping, hikes, sunbathing, BBQs, family events, weddings, etc.. We've scoured websites & blogs looking for the best check-lists, APPs, and tips to help you optimize your  time when it comes to spring cleaning.

    1. Use a check-list to create a room-by-room plan.

    2. Download a "Spring Cleaning App" to help you keep track of what has been cleaned and what still needs to be done.

    3. Scheduling your cleaning based on how much time you have to clean:

    TIME KITCHEN BATHROOM GENERAL
    1 – 3 hours • Wipe down kitchen counters
    • Clean/disinfect kitchen sink
    • Clean inside microwave
    • Wipe down stove top
    • Clean garbage disposal
    • Wipe down bathroom counters/vanity and mirror
    • Clean/disinfect bathroom sink and toilet
    • Scrub tub, shower walls, tile and grout
    • Clean shower racks
    • Declutter
    • Dust furniture and surfaces
    • Sweep, mop and polish floors
    4 – 8 hours • Clean/polish kitchen appliances
    • Clean stove top, drip pans and knobs
    • Clean inside refrigerator and freezer
    • Clean the oven
      • Vacuum floors and upholstered furniture
    • Polish/treat furniture
    • Disinfect door knobs, light switches, remote controls
    • Dust/clean cords and cables
    • Clean door frames
    9 – 12 hours • Wipe down and clean inside kitchen cabinets
    • Clean behind oven and refrigerator
    • Clean fridge's condenser coils or fan
    • Clean dishwasher
    • Clean/degrease range hood and filter
    • Empty and clean pantry, including floor and door
    • Clean inside bathroom cabinets • Vacuum mattress
    • Wash pillows
    • Clean windows and window screens
    • Wash and replace curtains
    • Clean blinds
    • Clean lamp shades, light fixtures and ceiling fans
    • Vacuum and wash rugs/carpets, including stairs and closets
    • Clean behind and under furniture
    • Wipe down walls, including areas around plugs/switches
    • Dust vents and replace air filters
    • Clean dryer vent
    • Sanitize wastebaskets

    Chart from Realty Executives


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