Springtime is known as that time of the year to clear out clutter and get your home as clean as possible. However, if you’re not dying to clean your home, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Unless you’re someone who is a self-proclaimed neat freak, chances are that cleaning isn’t your favorite thing. The trick is creating a list and checking off each item one by one. To help you prioritize, here are some of the most important things that you should have on your spring cleaning checklist.
Clean Your Air Filters
One of the most important things that you need to ensure is clean in your house is the air that you breathe. Apart from making sure that you take typical precautions like not smoking indoors and opening your windows from time to time, it’s also important that you take care of your HVAC system.
It’s critical that you change your air filters from time to time. Failing to clean and replace your filters can lead to excess dirt and debris accumulating that can negatively impact the quality of the air that you and your loved ones breath.
Clean Your Gutters
That’s right; it’s time to clean out your gutters! Failing to clean out your gutters could lead to big problems later on. Here’s why.
Over the course of the year, debris has been accumulating in your gutters that need to get cleaned out. The purpose of your gutter is to clear out water and debris from your roof. If there is a blockage, your roof could leak, leading to seriously expensive bills.
Do yourself a favor and make sure this critical to-do is on your spring cleaning list.
Clean Your Carpets
Carpets are great for keeping your house warm and providing a soft cushion for your feet. They can be especially nice if you have young children who often fall. However, along with the added convenience and comfort that carpets add, also comes a lot of build-up and dirt.
Between dander, crumbs, dirt, and anything else that your shoes bring inside, it’s not long before your carpets are bacterial breeding grounds.
It’s important that you thoroughly steam and clean your carpets at least once a year.
Dust Hard To Reach Places
Sure, you probably dust your countertops and other visibly dusty places throughout your house at least once a month, but what about those hard to reach places where you pretend dust doesn’t exist? (yes, we’re talking about under the couch)
Sure, it may be a pain to pull out furniture and get behind places you’d rather not venture, but it’s important to clear it out at least once a year. You never know what kind of dust could be lurking that you’re breathing through the air.