It’s Time for Some Spring Cleaning at Your Conroe Apartment
Your spring cleaning this year doesn’t have to take weeks, and there’s no reason to put off this very necessary chore because you feel it will take too long to complete. With just a few minutes spent planning, you can make sure you get every dirty surface in your apartment clean without spending days bent over a mop or other cleaning implement.
Don’t skip spring cleaning in your Conroe apartment this year. Just use a few of these tips to make the whole process easier and more satisfying.
Give Your Walls and Cabinets a Quick Bath
You might vacuum the floor with regularity, but do you ever wash the walls, the cabinet faces, or your baseboards? These surfaces can become covered with built-up dirt, even if it’s not apparent to the naked eye. Fortunately, all it takes is a clean sponge, a few towels, and some water to scrub these surfaces. If you wish, you can add some lemon or vinegar to the water to get things a little shinier and clean.
Readers Digest advises using some dishwashing detergent:
“The walls may not look as if they need a bath—dust and soot fall to the floor, right? Most of it does, but just enough clings to vertical surfaces to warrant a seasonal or pre-holiday bath. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.”
Scrubbing the walls might seem like a strange part of your cleaning routine, but it’s one of the best ways to keep the paint in good condition and to avoid the permanent staining of the walls from years of dust build-up.
Look Behind Your Books and Decorative Objects
Swiftly wiping down the surfaces in your apartment without moving the items you have on display often only does part of the job necessary to get your apartment truly clean in the spring. Over the course of the winter, your bookshelves, decorative shelves, and everywhere that has had something sitting in one place for months have been accumulating dust and dirt.
Taking your books off their shelves for cleaning is an essential part of spring cleaning, but you can’t stop there. If you have a toaster you never move in the kitchen, it’s time to take it away from the wall and clean all the crumbs that have invariably ended up beneath it (you’ll want to clean the toaster, too!).
For shelves, House Logic suggests:
“Shelves: Remove all items from shelves, and dust both the items and the shelves. TIP: Use museum putty to secure items that tend to fall over, especially if you live in earthquake-prone areas.”
Even if you don’t live in a place where earthquakes are common, securing your items to their shelves is a good idea. You won’t have to worry about accidentally knocking things over when you clean when you have guests over, or if you have a rowdy pet like a dog or a cat that likes to jump on the furniture.
Visit The Retreat in Conroe This Spring
Are you searching for a new home in Conroe? Are you interested in living in an amenity-rich and spacious apartment alongside friendly neighbors in a serene environment? We’d love to see you drop by for a tour of The Retreat. Our apartment homes are ready and waiting for you to make a home in Conroe. Get in touch today with questions or to arrange a tour.