Spring cleaning is an annual ritual where we take time to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the enjoyment of the spring and summer. Experts recommend that you tackle spring cleaning on a room by room basis, and schedule an allotment  of time (typically no more than 2 hours) so the task does not become overwhelming.

Many folks skip the kitchen when making their ‘spring cleaning” list, but the kitchen is the soul of our home and should not be overlooked. Take time to dust the top of the refrigerator and clean the interior shelves; replace baking soda fresheners and toss expired items. Go through the pantry and do the same, checking the expiration dates on spices too.  Used or fresh baking soda can be used to clean the interior of the dishwasher, scrub down the sink, clean drains and other items. Google has several articles and tips on cleaning products and methodologies for many kitchen surfaces.

Next, wash and/or polish cabinets (removing grease and grime) with appropriate cleaners, dust ceiling fans and vents, and dust along with the edges of overhead and exposed lighting. Pull appliances out of the cupboard and give them a good wipe down. If your kitchen has a stone counter that requires sealant, this is a good time to refresh that too. Save the floor for last and then reward yourself for a job well done.

If you are looking for resources to help with spring cleaning or other tasks, contact Essential Concierge. We can help find the right person for the job so you can enjoy the life you deserve.