Denver Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Gary Harding Spring is finally in the air, Denver! If you’ve been huddled inside to hide away from the cold, now’s the perfect opportunity to open those windows and start thinking about spring cleaning. You may have your typical spring cleaning plan, but all too often homeowners can skip over a few important items. These are our tips to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you’re able to enjoy the best season in Denver. Spring Clean Your Windows It’s normal to get up in the middle of March and realize that the lousy view out your bedroom window isn’t caused by winter weather–it’s caused by a gunked window. Spring is the perfect opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get your awesome view back with the following steps. If your window opens, fully open it and remove any debris and dust in the track. First remove as much as possible with the track dry, then wash with warm soapy water and a cloth or brush to clean out the remainder. This will let your window operate more easily, and make sure your window can completely shut. Spray down the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a chemical cleaner bought off the shelf, or create your own at home using one part vinegar and two parts warm water. Wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are best for cleaning glass and leave fewer streaks. Don’t Forget to Clean those Window Treatments A clean, spotless glass window isn’t worth much the window treatment isn’t similarly clean. For fabric window treatments like curtains or draperies, cleaning can be an issue. For thick fabric window coverings, take them off the wall and take them outdoors to shake and get rid of any loose debris, then pop them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner window treatments, you’ll want to handle them more delicately, and hand-wash them in a bathtub or sink. Plantation shutters are by far the easiest window treatment to clean. Remove dust by wiping down with a microfiber cloth or barely damp rag. For spot cleaning, use a slightly wet cloth to take off the stain, then dry with a cloth. Now is also a fantastic time to think about switching things up with some new window treatments. Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters Denver Idea Gallery to get inspired with beautiful window treatment photos. Give Some Love to Your Appliances Your refrigerator, oven and washer and dryer are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with newer appliances like those made of stainless steel, looks are equally as important as function. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and restore them to the condition they were when you first bought them. Stainless steel appliances can be shined up with a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied 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 don’t forget to spread that love around to some of those often neglected surfaces. These are just a couple of the places that are often skipped over when spring cleaning: All handles or knobs that get touched a lot. These could be in the bathroom, on electronics, or anywhere else in the house. All surfaces in your shower, like the door, base, and soap ledge. The top sides of ceiling fans. Under your appliances - specifically the bigger appliances such as your refrigerator164 and dishwasher. Get Your Denver Home Looking Great This Spring No one loves spring cleaning, 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 Denver at 720-538-0182, or use the form below. We’ll come out to your home for a free no-strings-attached consultation and help you pick out a perfect new window treatment to welcome the spring weather.