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Mar 08



SPRING CLEANING 101 HTtps://brightnest.com/todos/spring-cleaning-101


Indoor air is 3-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, so it’s important to clean your house thoroughly after being cooped up all winter. Spring cleaning shouldn’t be overwhelming. Instead of attempting an overhaul of your home, do these quick, easy tasks one at at ime to keep your home looking clean and smelling fresh.


Time: 60 minutes

how to:

  1. 1

    Move furniture. Behind beds, the sofa and other heavy furniture you don’t usually move is dust, which can trigger allergy symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. To keep spring allergies at bay, grab a friend and move your furniture a few inches away from the wall. Then, clean behind the furniture with your vacuum, using the crevice tool to reach the hard to get places. After you sweep, put the furniture back in its place.

  2. 2

    Unmake the bed: It’s important to maintain your bed to avoid dust-mite loving bacteria because every night we shed 10,000 million scales of bacteria-laden skin onto our mattresses, offering unwanted dust mites a tasty feast. You spend one-third of your life asleep in bed, so keep your bed clean. Strip the linens and give your mattress a good vacuum. To learn more about mattress maintenance read: Maintain Your Mattress.

  3. 3

    Clean windows and mirrors. For a streak-free shine, don’t reach for toxic chemicals or paper towels. Instead, try coffee filters. Coffee filters will become your go-to window cleaner because they’re less expensive than other options, leave no residue and don’t leave ink stains. Use coffee filters to shine windows, mirrors and chrome.

  4. 4

    Clean your toilet. There are 3.2 million bacteria per square inch of your toilet. Fortunately, there are many ways to rid your bathroom of toilet bacteria. For ten toilet-cleaning options, read:There’s More Than One Way To Clean A Toilet.

  5. 5

    Vacuum your rugs. Rugs are home to hundreds of thousands of different species of bacteria – up to 200,000 per square inch. Food particles, pollen, skin cells and pet dander all serve as food for germs like E. coli, and salmonella. For a step-by-step guide on rug maintenance, read: Clean Your Rugs.


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