The snow is melting and the sun is setting later. That can only mean one thing – spring is here. Making the transition from hibernating in your home in the cold of winter, to opening your home up for the warmth of spring, can be a challenge. Spring cleaning and carpet cleaning Charlottesville, VA require patience, strength and sometimes a professional such as Tidy Guy. While you may want to begin with a standard home cleaning like you would any other weekend, Here are four major locations in your home that you may want to focus on this Spring cleaning.

Your cabinets suffer from a lot of buildup in their lifetimes. Not running the exhaust hood on your stove while cooking causes a lot of buildup on the exterior of your cabinets. Inside your cabinets, dust tends to accumulate in the dark corners of the shelves and hinges. To remove exterior build-up, spray a cabinet cleaner for wood surfaces onto a wash cloth and softly go over the surface. Use a toothbrush dipped in the cleaner to scrub the wood, the trim and the door hinges. Open the cabinet and go over the inside of the door and the cabinet interior with a cleaned rag to clean any dust and spills.

Your windows don’t get overlooked, but you may not be cleaning them correctly. For a thorough cleaning, don’t simply spray and wipe down the inside of your windows. Wash your windows with soapy water and a big, thick sponge. Get the inside, especially, since that’s the spot most susceptible to handprints and spearing, but don’t ignore the outside. Scrub down the outside of your windows on a cloudy day to keep the sun from drying the cleanser.

When used regularly, your oven collects a ridiculous amount of grime. Foods drip onto the floor, crust over the tray and spray onto the inside of the door. If you turn on your oven and, with no food inside, things start burning, that is a sign that your oven needs to be cleaned. Take the time this spring to heavily clean the inside (and outside) of your oven. Chip pieces of burnt food from the tray, floor and walls. For any food that won’t chip away, spray ammonia on those spots to loosen them up. Sprinkle baking soda and a couple drops of vinegar along the oven floor. Clean thoroughly with a sponge once the baking soda and vinegar solution begins to bubble up. Your oven will look and smell fresh and clean.

Your outdoor furniture needs to be cleaned at least once a year, but the process is very easy. Throw the cushions in the washer while spraying down the chairs with a solution made from warm water and dish soap. After, let the cushions air dry as your hose down the furniture with water. Let the chairs dry in the sun before putting them back together.

There are many, many things that need to be done for Spring cleaning every year. Being thorough is very important when it comes to Spring cleaning. A clean home is a happy home.