During the winter, your home may have been closed up to stay warm. Over those winter months, with the windows and doors shut, your home may want to breathe in the cool outside air. Lack of air circulation may have left your home stuffy and may have trapped common allergens that normally get circulated out of the home. Below are some tips for opening up your home and preparing it for spring.
Open windows and doors. This lets in the fresh spring air and sunshine. By opening the doors and windows, stale air and stuffiness will be reduced and will give your home new life.
Clean window screens and windows. Over winter, dust and other particulates can collect on the windows and screens, reducing visibility and light that enter the house. Cleaning the windows and screens will give you a more open and airy feel to it.
Vacuum and clean your upholstery, furniture, and draperies. Dust that hadn’t had a chance to escape will collect on surfaces that don’t get cleaned as often as others. Furniture and draperies are a prime place for dust and allergens to collect. Vacuuming and cleaning them will help to remove latent and hidden dust.
Thoroughly clean your ceiling fans, floor vents, and ceiling vents. If your home has a ceiling fans, or other vents, that is a prime area for dust to collect. It can then circulate through the room when you turn them on.
Clean your carpeting with an organic rug cleaner. Cleaning your carpets thoroughly will help to remove any pet odors that may be there as well as dust mites that can cause allergic reactions and leave lingering stale air.
Dust thoroughly. Dusting will further reduce airborne allergens that may have accumulated over the winter.