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Spring Cleaning: Room by Room

Spring is finally here and there’s never been a better time to clean up around the house. It can be intimating working with a mass amount of square space, but don’t worry. Our team here at Sooner Cleaning + Restoration is here to help.

We believe that with a few basic tricks, you’ll be able to transform your chaotic house into a relaxing space to enjoy with family and friends. It’s all a matter of conquering it in smaller, digestible pieces. Keep reading to learn how you can dominate spring cleaning, room by room.

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Wipe walls and floorboards

Wipe down cabinetry and counters

Clean mirrors and windows

Spray and soak the tub

Spray and scrub the toilet

Wash bath mats

Sweep and mop floors

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Wipe walls and floorboards

Dust ceiling fans, furniture and other surfaces

Wash bedding, sheets and other linens

Clean windows and window treatments

Vacuum carpets and rugs, or sweep and mop floors

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Wipe down cabinetry and counters

Clean the fridge and freezer

Clean and prime cooking appliances

Wipe down the stove top, oven and microwave

Vacuum rugs, sweep and mop floors

Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Wipe walls and floorboards

Dust ceiling fans, furniture and other services

Clean windows and window treatments

Clean furniture upholstery and pillows

Clean and dust electronics

Vacuum carpets and rugs, or sweep and mop floors

Laundry Room Cleaning List

Wipe down the outside of each appliance

Run white vinegar through the washer to sanitize (provided you get the washer repair on time, if required)

Empty dryer lint trap

Wipe interior walls of the dryer

Check dryer vent for lint build up

Launder rugs, sweep and mop floors

Sooner Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks

1. Wipe walls and floorboards

You’d be surprised how much dirt, grime and scuff collect over the course of a year. To avoid damaging the paint on your walls, use a slightly damp sponge and baking soda for mild exfoliation. On tougher marks along the floorboards, you can use a more abrasive tool like a Magic Eraser.

2. Wipe down cabinetry and counters

Noticing some buildup around your cabinet and counter handles? There are two ways you can mitigate the grime. One, dampen a clean cloth with vinegar and wipe down. Second, create a mixture of vegetable oil and baking side and exfoliate in circles around the discolored area.

3. Clean mirrors and windows

Streaks are the worst, aren’t they? We recommend using a microfiber cloth to clean mirrors and windows. And if you’re still stuck with swipe marks, take a crumbled piece of newspaper and apply it in circular motions.

4. Dust ceiling fans, furniture and other surfaces

Ceiling fans can be tricky to reach. To save yourself some trouble, grab a cheap pillowcase and let’s go to work. Slide the pillowcase around each blade at a time and wipe. All the gunk will be confined inside. Then, you can simply shake the pillowcase clean outdoors and throw into the wash!

5. Vacuum carpets and rugs

Vacuums and brooms can remove debris for the most part, but did you know there’s an easier way to enjoy freshly cleaned carpeting and rugs? We use a special steam cleaning method, also known as hot water extraction — which is recommended by leading carpet manufacturers.

For all your spring cleaning needs, you don’t have to go at it alone. Tackle your home, room by room, give our team a call at (405) 329-8999 and we’ll take care of the rest!

Stay Fresh: Carpet Cleaning Style

Stay Fresh: Carpet Cleaning StyleOne of the best tips for maintaining great carpet is to be sure to vacuum at least once a week! Seems simple enough but, it is also great to keep in mind to give special attention to those areas that family and friends are constantly venturing through. To combat unwanted odors, add a little baking soda to the vacuum cleaning bag.*Note: for any over-achievers out there, let’s take it one step further with this home remedy:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed dried rosemary or lavender (or your favorite dried herb-- get creative!)
  • Combine the ingredients and spread lightly over carpet. Let it settle for a few minutes before vacuuming.

 Just like my daily routine, I like to mix up my cleaning routine; hopefully this simple mixture can make chores a little more motivating.For those carpets and rugs that need a real makeover, please do not hesitate to call Sooner Carpet Cleaning! Our services also include: water restoration, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning, and sooner contracting.