Spring is just around the corner, and many Los Angeles County homeowners have already gotten a head start on their spring cleaning. Though it may seem like a daunting task, a deep cleaning of your home is important to do at least once a year. Not only does this help you stay organized and get rid of things that you don’t need anymore, but cleaning your home can also help you improve your indoor air quality so that you can breathe easier throughout the year. Below, we offer the ultimate checklist for spring cleaning in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County Spring Cleaning Checklist
Are you ready to start your spring cleaning? Use the checklist below to make sure that you don’t forget anything important when cleaning your home this spring:
Get all the spring cleaning supplies you need.
Before you start cleaning, take inventory of your cleaning supplies. Make sure that you pick up anything you might need before you get started. The last thing that you want to do is make a trip to the store when you are in the middle of deep cleaning your home. You are much more likely to be successful if you have everything that you need right from the beginning.
Here’s a list of supplies you might need:
- A good all-purpose cleaner
- Wood polish for any wood furniture
- Reusable towels or cloths for dusting and cleaning
- Vacuum cleaner
- Clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty
Declutter your home.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about making sure your home is clean. This is also the perfect opportunity to declutter your house. A clean and organized space makes it easier for you to think, relax, and unwind. However, many people tend to hold onto things they don’t need anymore, which can cause quite a bit of clutter in your home.
Here are some ways that you can declutter your home:
- Go through your closet, and get rid of any clothing that you have not worn in the past 6 months.
- Round up anything in your garage that you do not need such as sports equipment, tools, or boxes full of old items.
- If you have any furniture or appliances that you don’t want anymore, call a professional to haul these items away.
You can donate any items that you don’t use anymore to thrift stores or charities. For items that may have resale value, you can put them up for sale in local online forums or hold a garage sale.
Clean your heating and cooling system.
This is a spring cleaning step that many homeowners forget about. Though you may use your heating and cooling system less in the spring when temperatures are more moderate, your HVAC system is in between periods of high use. There is a good chance that you used your heater a lot during the wintertime and that you will use your AC more in the summer. A routine maintenance visit can help you make sure that your system is clean and running optimally before summer gets here.
It’s also important that you stay on top of air filter changes in the spring. Many allergy sufferers may experience discomfort during the springtime when allergens increase. Checking your air filter at least once a month and changing the filter when it becomes dirty or clogged is a good way to keep allergens to a minimum in your home.
Get Your Spring HVAC Tune-Up
Does your heating and cooling system need a spring cleaning? We recommend that homeowners have their HVAC system cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Many Los Angeles county homeowners like to have their service visit in the spring to make sure that everything is clean and running smoothly after using their system all winter. This helps ensure that your system is working efficiently before you start cranking up the AC this summer.
Call us today to schedule an HVAC service visit: (909) 392-2202.