Phoenix Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Greg Arnett Spring is just around the corner, Phoenix! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from the cold, now’s a great time to open those windows and think about spring cleaning. You may have your annual spring cleaning checklist, but all too frequently homeowners can skip over a few important details. These are some pointers to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Phoenix. Clean Your Windows For Spring It’s common to get out of bed in the middle of March and realize that the lousy view out your bedroom window isn’t due to winter weather–it’s due to a dirty window. Spring is a great opportunity to give your windows a deep clean. Get your awesome view back with the following instructions. If your window opens, completely open it and remove any debris and dust in the sill. First remove as much as possible with a dry cloth or small brush, then wash with warm soapy water and a rag to clean out the remainder. This helps your window open and close easier, and ensure your window can close completely. Spray down the window with a glass cleaner. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or make a homemade cleaner with two parts warm water and one part vinegar. Clean the windows with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are preferred for cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks. Don’t Forget to Clean those Window Treatments A clean, spotless glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t similarly clean. For fabric window treatments like drapes or curtains, cleaning can be difficult. For thick fabric treatments, remove them from the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then leave them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll want to handle them more delicately, and wash them by hand in a bathtub or sink. Plantation shutters are by far the simplest window treatment to clean. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. For spot cleaning, wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get rid of the stain, then go over with a dry cloth. Now is also an awesome time to think about replacing your window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters Phoenix Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment photos. Spend Time on Your Appliances Your refrigerator, stove and washing machine are as much pieces of furniture as they are appliances. Particularly with newer appliances like stainless steel appliances, looks may be equally as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to the condition they were when you first bought them. Stainless steel appliances can be polished using a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a damp cloth and air-dried. Get Every Single Surface You’re likely going to give your floors and walls some long overdue attention when you do your spring cleaning, but be sure to spread that love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. Below are just a couple of the places that are easy to forget when doing your spring cleaning: Any handles or switches that are often touched. These could be on the toilet, on electronics, or any other spot in your house. All surfaces in your shower, like the door, floor, and soap ledge. The top sides of your ceiling fan blades. Appliance undersides - specifically the big appliances like your fridge164 and dishwasher. Get Your Phoenix Home Looking Beautiful This Spring No one loves spring cleaning, but we all have to do it. For more tips on cleaning and sprucing up your window coverings, or if you’re ready to reinvigorate your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743, or use the form below. We’ll come out to your home for a free no-strings-attached consultation and help you find a perfect new window treatment to greet the season.