Spring Cleaning List: Don’t Forget These Few Things

Spring Cleaning List: Don’t Forget These Few Things – Spring cleaning can be overwhelming because there are so many things to clean. There are some items that are often forgotten and neglected until they are extremely dirty. Some of these items can include ceiling fans that accumulate dust on the top and light fixtures that have attracted bugs or dirt. It’s also common to clean out the contents of a closet, but to forget to clean the floor and wipe out the shelves. Cleaning or vacuuming out the heating and air conditioning vents is very important.

Here are four things that can be easily overlooked when doing your yearly cleaning:

Ceiling fans. A lot of people don’t realize that the tops of ceiling fans can collect dust and a lot of it! Because these fans are sometimes very high up, it’s hard to see the dust collecting on them. This dust can fly off and settle in other parts of your home when the fan is turned on. Most people prefer using a vacuum to suck off the layers of dust that accumulate on the fan, but for fixtures that are mounted on very tall ceilings, dusters can also work. If you choose to use a duster to clean the fan, be prepared to vacuum the ground afterwards as a lot of dust can fall off in the process.


Vents that are inside the house and attached to an HVAC system should be cleaned out at least once a year. There is a lot of dust, dirt, and other objects that can easily find their way into these vents, especially if you have young children. Most people prefer to use a vacuum to clean out these vents because it is a quick way to clean them. If you find any foreign objects that are lodged inside the vents, it’s usually best to contact a professional to come remove them for you.


Light fixtures. Along with ceiling fans, light fixtures don’t get a lot of attention. This is usually because most people aren’t looking directly up when in a room. Light fixtures attract all sorts of things, from dirt and dust to bugs and spiders. Depending on the type of light fixture, dirt and grime can be stuck to the outside or inside of the fixture. Dust on the outside can be removed using a vacuum, or for a deeper clean, remove the light fixture and then wipe it out with a damp cloth. Outside light fixtures are included in this list, as they are often forgotten about until they are covered with bugs or grime. Cleaning these at least once a year can prevent extreme buildup and save you time.


Closets. It’s very common to clean out old or worn out clothes from your closet, but when is the last time you cleaned the floor or wiped out the shelves? It’s really easy to forget about the closets that have a lot of stuff on the floor. Vacuuming out the closet and wiping the shelves can remove a lot of dust, dirt, bugs and even spiders. Plus, moving all of the items out of the closet can give you a chance to organize and sort through things to decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw away or donate.

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