Boise Spring Cleaning Tips03/13/2017Spencer Madsen Spring is finally in the air, Boise! If you’ve been huddled inside your home to hide away from the cold, now’s the perfect time to crack those windows and think about spring cleaning. You might have your normal spring cleaning plan, but all too often homeowners can forget a few important items. These are some recommendations to improve your spring cleaning from your floors to your shutters, so you can enjoy the prettiest season in Boise. Clean Your Windows For Spring It’s normal to get up in the middle of March and realize that the lousy view out your bedroom window isn’t because of winter weather–it’s because of a dirty window. Spring is a great opportunity to deep clean your windows. Get that beautiful view back with these instructions. If the window opens, completely 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 rag to clean out the rest. This helps your window open and shut easier, and ensure your window can completely shut. Spray down the glass with a cleaning solution. You can use either a cleaner you buy at the store, or mix a homemade cleaner with one part vinegar and two parts warm water. Wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth. Microfibers are best for cleaning glass and leave the least amount of streaks. Don’t Forget to Clean your Window Treatments A clean glass window is no good if the window treatment isn’t similarly clean. For fabric window treatments such as curtains or draperies, cleaning can be difficult. For thick fabric treatments, remove them from the wall and shake them outdoors to get rid of any loose debris, then put them in the washer and run on cold water and air dry them. For thinner fabrics, you’ll want to handle them more delicately, and wash them by hand in a sink or tub. Plantation shutters are by far the easiest window treatment when it comes to cleaning. Get rid of dust by going once-over with a microfiber cloth or duster. For spot cleaning, use a slightly damp cloth to take off the stain, then dry with a cloth. Spring is also an awesome time to think about replacing your window treatments. Check out the Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Idea Gallery to see stunning photos of ways a new window treatment can revamp. Spend Time on Your Appliances Your fridge, oven and dishwasher are just as much furniture as appliances. Particularly with newer appliances like stainless steel appliances, looks may be just as important as functionality. Clean all the nooks and crannies of your appliances, and make them look brand-new again. Stainless steel appliances can be polished with a solution made of 1 teaspoon dish soap and 1 quart of warm water, applied with a wet cloth and air-dried. Don’t Neglect a Single Surface You’re probably going to spend some time on your walls and floors when you do spring clean, but be sure to spread some love around to some of those often neglected surfaces. Below are just a few of the areas that are often forgotten when spring cleaning: All knobs or switches that hands touch. These could be on the toilet, doors, or anywhere else in the home. Various shower surfaces, including the door, base, and soap ledge. The tops of your ceiling fan blades. Appliance undersides - especially the bigger appliances such as the fridge164 and dishwasher. Get Your Boise Home Looking Gorgeous Again Spring cleaning is no fun, but we’ve all got to do it. For further help on cleaning and sprucing up your window coverings, or if you’re ready to revamp your house this spring with some new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129, or fill out 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 greet spring.