Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Simply break it into smaller steps. Today, things are looking up. Literally. Get out your stepladder and tackle these four high spots to get your home ready for the season.
1. The top shelf. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Go through your home with an eye toward the ceiling, looking for high surfaces that never get any attention. Dust or vacuum them.
2. Ceiling fans. Ever look at the top of your ceiling fan blades? These things collect dust – lots of it. Wipe them down with a damp rag, and make sure your fan is in the spring/summer flow direction.
3. Crown molding. Just like your baseboards, crown molding can collect dust. Wipe it down with a damp sponge to rejuvenate the finish.
4. Your refrigerator. The top of your refrigerator collects grease that splatters when you cook, and that grease traps dust and dirt. Get a bucket of warm water and a mild detergent to break down the grime.