After the year we’ve all had, thankfully, spring is finally here! That means it’s time for the dreaded spring cleaning. Cleaning doesn’t have to take days or even be an all-day affair. Try doing one area or room at a time. Spruce up your home with these helpful tips.

Grab a bucket of water, a soft bristle brush, a towel, and White Wizard® Stain Remover. Let’s start at the front door.

Doormats

Use two mats to trap more dirt, one outside and one inside the door. Here’s how to clean them:

  • Outdoor Doormats. Hose them down and air-dry them.
  • Indoor Rugs. Vacuum them on both sides. If you have caked-on mud, pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover and wash according to the instructions.

Closets

Sort through clothes and shoes and remove anything stained, in need of repair, or worn out. Carefully look over your spring and summer clothes as you take them out of storage. If you see any stains, pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Let the clothes sit for at least 30 minutes. Use a soft bristle brush to work the stain remover into the stain if needed. Wash as recommended on the label.

Furniture

Move furniture away from walls and vacuum behind and under them. Dust the woodwork and air vents while you have everything moved. Use the upholstery tool on the vacuum cleaner to clean the cushions, trim, and stitching. If you notice any stains on the carpet or upholstery, you can sponge or soak the stain in cool water. If the stain has dried, gently go over it with a soft brush to break up the deposit. Apply White Wizard® Stain Remover and blot the stain with a clean towel until most of the stain is gone. If the stain is on a washable cushion, pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover for at least 30 minutes before laundering according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Bedding

Spring is a good time to clean bulky items, like pillows, blankets, and comforters. If your machine doesn’t handle a large load, make a trip to a laundry mat to get it all done faster. Pretreat stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Use a soft bristle brush to work stain remover into the stain and launder recommended on the label.

Mattresses

Mattresses should be cleaned once a year to freshen where you sleep. Use your vacuum’s upholstery tool to clean the top and sides. After cleaning, sanitize with a disinfectant spray. Sweeping the mattress with steam from a clothes iron will also kill dust mites. 

Patio Furniture

It’s time to prepare your outdoor furniture for lounging or meals in the sun or shade. To clean the winter grime away:

  1. Squirt dish detergent into a bowl of warm water.
  2. Wipe down the tables and chairs.
  3. Spray with water from the garden hose or power washer to rinse all the crud off and air dry.

Check out more resources for spring cleaning at Real Simple and Oprah Daily.

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