Spring promises the arrival of warmer weather, with outdoor activities, summer entertaining and houseguests coming to visit. The spring-cleaning ritual is an important one that can create a more pleasant environment for these activities. Some people view this time of year as a bother, but you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks. Focusing on the ones that will make a big difference and give a general atmosphere of cleanliness and renewal will improve your mood and help you avoid further procrastination. Here a few important areas that can make a big difference in how your home looks and feels.

Window Cleaning

Put window cleaning at the top of your list, so you can enjoy the revival of trees and shrubs in the warm months. Using a squeegee can make this task easier. Add some liquid dish detergent to a bucket of water, then dip a sponge into it. Go over the surface of your windows and then squeegee the water off, overlapping the edges for a thorough cleaning. Don’t forget to wash the windowsills as well. You’ll be surprised at how much better your home looks when the entire windows are clean.

Rug Shampooing

Your rugs may have picked up dirt and snow during the winter months that is still trapped, deep within the fibers. Your community probably has a number of carpet-cleaning companies that can remove deeply imbedded dirt, allergens and stains. Contact one of them to do a thorough, deep cleaning and see what you’ve been missing all these months!

If you’re not keen on hiring out the task, you can easily do this task yourself with rented equipment that gives your carpets a deep, steam cleaning at a reasonable price. A number of products are available for stain removal, pet odors or for heavily soiled areas.

Replacing Automobile Glass

When spring cleaning, don’t forget to take a look at your vehicle to give it an update for the warmer weather and travel vacations. If you’ve acquired small nicks or cracks in your windshield, have the glass repaired or replaced at a place like National Windscreens to ensure your safety on the road. This measure will help you to see more clearly while driving and will preserve your vehicle investment.

Clean Out the Drawers

Throughout the year, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom drawers can collect a variety of unusable items, dust and dirt. Empty out these drawers, throw out unnecessary items, and wipe the interior with a damp sponge. Your drawers will be ready for another year of use. If you haven’t done this for a while, you might be surprised at how much junk you accumulate. Getting a head start on this will do wonders for the look and feel of your rooms.

Give Your Bed Some Attention

Spring is the perfect time to give your mattress a good vacuuming or steam cleaning and a new set of bedding to brighten up your sleep time. If you haven’t turned the mattress in a while, get some help and do this task to even out the sleeping surface.

The extra attention to detail during spring-cleaning will give your home a brighter, more sanity look. You will then be ready for the busy summer season, with its holidays, children’s activities and good times. Follow these tips, and you will have set the stage to enjoy the warm months to the fullest.