Bored and need some ideas of things to freshen up this spring? At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’ve had some thoughts about additional areas to focus on that some people might otherwise neglect. Read on to learn more!
You’re probably a pro at cleaning the surfaces of your home. But what about other areas? Cutting boards should be frequently disinfected. As you’re cleaning door handles and other frequently touched surfaces, don’t forget light switches and TV remotes—both of which are touched by many hands quite often. And when was the last time you moved your fridge away from the wall? Be sure to do that so you can clean up the dust bunnies and grime that have a way of collecting behind and under the unit. Finally, if you use a humidifier, be aware that it could collect mold, mildew, and other ick. Check out the appliance’s manual for best practices for disinfecting, and give it some love.
Those Pesky Upkeep Tasks
If it’s been a while since you last changed the batteries in your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, take the time to do it now. If you have an appliance that uses a filter—for example, your furnace—change it out now. Also be sure to spend some time with your dryer vent and clear it of dust and lint.
Give the glass a good scrub—if you’re able to access the exterior, get it clean as well. Remove and wash the screens, and give the sills a good wipe. And don’t forget your window treatments! Many people ignore the treatment or don’t touch it because they’re afraid they’ll ruin it, but don’t worry—many Hunter Douglas products are easy to clean right at home. Use a clean cloth to dust blinds and shades, or, for treatments like Silhouette® window shadings, use the brush attachment to vacuum the dust away. Use compressed air to clean out cellular shades such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades. If your aluminum or faux wood blinds (such as Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds or Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds) are particularly grimy, you can remove them and clean them with lukewarm water in a bathtub or sink. Reinstall the treatment while it’s still damp, and lower it to let it completely dry.
Cleaning Ideas in Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, New Jersey Areas
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!