We can’t enjoy all the beauty of spring with the COVID-19 outbreak.
As much as we want to welcome the springtime into our Beacon Hill condo by practicing traditional spring cleaning, this Spring we need to put extra care into our cleaning.
Here are six deep cleaning tips to jump-start your COVID-19 spring cleaning and make your downtown Boston condo bright and sparkling again.
We’re used to living with clutter in our Boston homes, and we often fail to recognize it as such. We’ve grown accustomed to having too many clothes in our closets,overcrowded with things we don’t use or need, and far too many junk drawers that we dread to open.
Not to mention overflowing laundry bins, piled up dishes in the sink, and way too many things that end up on surfaces such as tables or floors. With so much clutter, our downtown Boston condos can easily induce more stress and anxiety instead of bringing peace into our everyday lives.
And the truth is – you can hardly keep a disorganized Seaport condo dust-free and clean. So, make decluttering the first step of your spring cleaning.
When you start deep cleaning your Midtown condo, make sure you always begin with dusting your ceilings and then slowly progress down to lower surfaces.
This way, you will save yourself from the trouble of re-cleaning and re-dusting lower surfaces all over again, because of all the debris that will fall during the process.
If you have a vacuum cleaner with an extension, use it to clean cobwebs from ceilings and walls. You can use a damp towel to wipe down the walls and blinds too.
As direct sunlight may lead to streaks, choose a cloudy day for cleaning your Seaport condo windows.
Remove and wash your curtains. You can use a steam cleaner with a squeegee to wipe down the glass surfaces or look for an eco glass cleaner solution that can make your windows shiny and streak-free without using ammonia or any other toxic chemicals.
Start your kitchen cleaning with wiping down the cabinets. Use a damp cloth to remove any dust and dirt. If there is any grease splatter, you can use undiluted vinegar to remove it. Don’t forget to rinse it with warm water afterward.
Then, move on to your refrigerator. You should use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt from the fridge vent and coil. Wipe down the front and the sides of the fridge, and disinfect the handles. This will to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Cleaning the oven can be tricky if it doesn’t have a self-cleaning function. However, you can remove the dirt efficiently without using any harsh chemicals. You can make the cleaning paste yourself using four tablespoons of white vinegar, five tablespoons of baking soda, and five drops of dish soap.
Put the paste on the oven surface, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub it and wipe it clean. After you’ve cleaned the exterior of the oven with dish soap, use the glass cleaner to make it shine.
Don’t forget to clean your microwave too. If you put a cup of water with a tablespoon of vinegar and microwave it on high for 5 minutes, you can wipe all the dirt away easily.
Start cleaning your bathroom by tossing any bath mats or curtains into the washing machine and giving them a proper wash.
Spray the bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet bowls with your cleaner of choice. Leave it to soak for a while so that any dirt, soap, or oil can be dissolved; it will be much easier to clean them afterward.
Freshen your drains using a mix of ½ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of table salt. Pour this mix into a drain followed by 1 cup of warm vinegar, and let it sit for 15 minutes, then run hot water over it.
Try to include all your family members in the spring cleaning process and they will better appreciate and enjoy all the benefits of a clean Beacon Hill home!