Spring is the perfect time to clean your home and have it look refreshed for the warm weather. After all, if you were cooped up in winter, a lot of clutter may have built up. If you’re unsure where to start, consider this trustee list of six spring cleaning tasks you shouldn’t forget to do. 

Clean and Test Alarms 

Safety is always important. One of the best ways to keep you and your family safe is to ensure that you can quickly be alarmed by a fire or a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is a scary presence as it is a clear and odorless gas that would cause you to fall asleep and never wake up. 

So take your duster and brush off these alarms to ensure nothing is blocking them. You should also test the batteries to check these alarms are still functioning. If there are any issues, you could always call professionals to test them and switch to new ones

Change HVAC Filter 

Hot weather means you’ll be using your HVAC system more than ever. The last thing you want is to breathe in dirty air when all you want to do is cool down. If your HVAC doesn’t have a clean filter, you and your family may be breathing in pet dander, dust, or in worst cases, mold. One way to know when to change HVAC filter is to consider your overall environment. Many HVAC professionals recommend changing it every three months. 

However, there are times when you may want to change it at least every month. If you have a lot of pets in your home, that’s a lot of pet dander that can build up. While you may love your furry friends, some people are highly allergic and will immediately begin coughing and wheezing upon stepping into a home with dander. If you live in an area that is dusty or has construction nearby, dust can get into your home at some point. 

Wash Windows 

Did you live through a harsh winter that had many snowstorms? If so, it was too cold outside to properly wash your windows. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get your windows looking sparkling clean again. If it’s been several months since your windows had a proper cleaning, there may be dust and grime builtup on either end. The better you clean them, the better the sun will shine through as the weather warms up. 

Organize Closets 

As winter fades and spring arrives, take those winter coats, scarves, and hats, and put them away in boxes or clear containers. Feel free to move your colorful and lighter clothes to the forefront. As you organize your closet, you may realize there are some things you don’t wear anymore. Regardless of how nice something is, if you haven’t worn it since you bought it or no longer fit it, get rid of it. Make some money and sell it on online sites like Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or have an estate sale. 

Deep Clean Carpets 

Your carpet may be comfortable and soft to walk on, but it can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. According to Good Housekeeping, carpets can have over 4000 times more bacteria than your bathroom toilet. As you can see, regular vacuuming isn’t enough at some point to clean your carpets the way they should be. When you add pets and kids to the mix, it’s easier for your carpet to get dirtier faster. Call your local carpet shampoo professional to give your carpet an overhaul. If your carpets seem to be a little too old and faded, you may even want to consider replacing them with hardwood. After all, hardwood can last for a century would proper maintenance. 

Take advantage of these spring cleaning tips to have your home ready for the warmer seasons. After all, when you have a clean, fresh-smelling home, it can make the seasonal change even more inviting. You’ll be more eager to have friends over for late summer evenings. Get started with that spring cleaning now, and you won’t have to worry about it in summer.