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Virginia Beach Spring Cleaning Tips

March 13, 2017

Spring is finally in the air, Virginia Beach! If you’ve spent winter huddled inside, now’s a great opportunity to crack those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You might have your normal spring cleaning plan, but all too frequently homeowners can forget a few important tasks.

These are our pointers to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the best season in Virginia Beach.

Spring Clean Your Windows

Spring Cleaning Tips Virginia Beach 

It’s normal to get up in mid-March and realize that the less-than-stellar view out your bedroom window isn’t because of winter weather–it’s because of a gunked window. Spring is the perfect time to give your windows a deep clean. Get your awesome view back with these instructions.

  • If your window opens, completely 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 rag to clean out the rest. This helps your window operate more easily, and ensure your window can shut completely.

  • Spray down the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or make a homemade cleaner using one part vinegar and two parts warm water.

  • Wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth. These cloths are preferred for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks.

Don’t Neglect to Clean your Window Treatments

A 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 a hassle. For thick fabric window coverings, take them off the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then put them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll want to be more delicate in how you handle them, so wash them by hand in a bathtub or sink.

Plantation shutters might be the simplest window treatment to clean. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or duster. To spot clean, use a slightly wet cloth to take off any stain, then go over with a dry cloth.

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Now is also an ideal time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Visit the Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach Idea Gallery for some inspiration on new window treatments for your home.

Give Some Love to Your Appliances

Your refrigerator, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Especially with modern appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are just as important as function. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and make them look brand-new once more.

Stainless steel appliances can be shined up using a solution made of 1 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of warm water, cleaned with a damp cloth and air-dried.

Get Every Single Surface

You’re probably going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do your spring cleaning, but be sure to spread that love around to some of the most often neglected surfaces. These are just a few of the areas that are often neglected when spring cleaning:

  • All knobs or handles that get touched a lot. These could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in the home.

  • Various shower surfaces, like the door, base, and soap ledge.

  • The tops of ceiling fans.

  • Under your appliances - specifically the larger appliances such as your fridge164 and washer/dryer.

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Get Your Virginia Beach Home Looking Great This Spring

Spring cleaning isn’t fun, but we all have to do it. For further help on cleaning and maintaining your window treatments, or if you want to revamp your home this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach at 757-210-6448, or fill out 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 the spring weather.