Colorado Springs Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Gary Harding Spring is just around the corner, Colorado Springs! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from winter, now’s the perfect opportunity to open those windows and begin thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your usual spring cleaning checklist, but all too often homeowners can skip over a few important details. These are our tips to max out your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the prettiest season in Colorado Springs. Spring Clean Your Windows It’s common to wake up in the middle of March and realize that the less-than-stellar view out your bedroom window isn’t caused by winter weather–it’s caused by a dirty window. Spring is the perfect opportunity to give your windows a deep clean. Get your awesome view back with the following instructions. If the window opens, completely open it and remove any dirt and dust in the sill or track. 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 the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or create a homemade cleaner with two parts warm water and one part vinegar. Swab the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are effective at cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks. Don’t Neglect to Clean those Window Treatments A clean, spotless glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t just as clean. For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be an issue. For thick fabrics, take them off the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner window treatments, you’ll want to be more delicate in how you handle them, so hand-wash them in a bathtub or sink. 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, wipe with a slightly damp cloth to remove the stain, then go over with a dry cloth. Now is also a great time to think about switching up your window treatments. Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment photos. Give Some Love to 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 can 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 shined up with a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried. Get Every Single Surface You’re probably going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do spring clean, but remember to spread some attention around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Here are just a few of the spots that are easy to skip over when doing your spring cleaning: Any handles or switches that get touched a lot. These could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in the house. All surfaces in your shower, like the door, base, and soap ledge. The top sides of your ceiling fan blades. Appliance undersides - especially the larger appliances like the fridge164 and washer/dryer. Get Your Colorado Springs Home Looking Beautiful This Spring Spring cleaning isn’t fun, but we’ve all got to do it. For additional tips on cleaning and sprucing up your window coverings, or if you want to reinvigorate your house this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs at 303-625-6431, or use the form below. We’ll come to where you live for a free no-hassle consultation and help you choose a perfect new window treatment to greet spring.