Fort Myers Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Charlie Cole and Brady Parker Spring is just around the corner, Fort Myers! If you’ve been huddled inside your home to hide away from winter, now’s the perfect opportunity to crack those windows and begin thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your annual spring cleaning plan, but all too often homeowners can neglect a few important tasks. These are some pointers to max out your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Fort Myers. Spring Clean Your Windows It’s common to get up in mid-March and realize that the subpar view out your bedroom window isn’t because of winter weather–it’s because of a grimy window. Spring is an ideal opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with these steps. If your window opens, fully open it and clean out any debris and dust in the sill. First remove as much as you can with a dry cloth or small brush, then wash with warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the rest. This will let your window operate more easily, and ensure your window can completely close. Spray down the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or make your own at home using one part vinegar and two parts warm water. Clean the glass with a microfiber cloth. These cloths are best for cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks. Don’t Neglect to Clean the Window Treatments A spotless glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t just as clean. For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be a hassle. For thick fabric treatments, take them off the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer on a cold cycle and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll need to be more delicate in how you handle them, so wash them by hand in a sink or tub. Plantation shutters are by far the easiest window treatment when it comes to cleaning. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. To spot clean, use a slightly damp cloth to remove the stain, then dry with a cloth. Spring is also an ideal time to think about replacing your window treatments. Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers Idea Gallery to see gorgeous photos of ways a new window treatment can revamp. Spend Time on Your Appliances Your fridge, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with modern appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are equally as important as function. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and make them look brand-new again. Stainless steel appliances can be polished using a solution made of 1 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of warm water, applied with a damp cloth and air-dried. Get Every Single Surface You’re probably going to give your floors and walls some needed attention when you do your spring cleaning, but don’t forget to spread some love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. Here are just a few of the places that are often skipped over when doing your spring cleaning: All handles or switches that get touched a lot. This could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in the home. Various shower surfaces, including the door, floor, and soap ledge. The tops of your ceiling fan blades. Appliance undersides - especially the larger appliances like your fridge164 and dishwasher. Get Your Fort Myers Home Looking Great This Spring No one loves spring cleaning, but we all have to do it. For additional recommendations on cleaning and maintaining your window treatments, or if you want to reinvigorate your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers at 239-208-6577, or fill out the form below. We’ll come to your door for a free window design consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to welcome the spring weather.