spring cleaning

Prepare for the Season With a Deep Spring Clean

Now that the weather is warming up and you can comfortably walk outside without a jacket, you may be feeling the urge – or the guilt – to spring clean. Whether you look forward to it or dread it each year, it’s no surprise the time-honored, albeit grueling tradition has its advantages, and there are several interesting theories of how it originated.

Some speculate it began during a time when people heated their home all winter with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. By the time things outside started to thaw and you were able to open your windows, your home was coated in a thick layer of soot and grime and needed a good scrubbing. Others say the spring cleaning tradition is rooted in ancient cultures preparing for Passover or Chinese New Year.   

Whether you’re preparing for company, cleaning the leftover soot off your walls from your fireplace or just get the itch every spring to vacuum the coils under your refrigerator, there are quite a few health benefits of getting your home in order each spring that Sooner Carpet Cleaning can help with.

Save your allergies: Removing allergens from the home is always a good idea, but is especially helpful during the peak of allergy season. Removing the dust, dirt and allergens from your furniture, rugs, carpet and even air ducts can significantly improve the air quality in your home.

Increase productivity: Clutter can make you feel tense, of all the productivity measurements, visual clutter ranks among the most important, as far as impeding your mental state from reaching the flow. Letting go of the things you don’t need and organizing the things you do use can save you time and overall frustration, making you more productive.

Reduce stress: Getting your home in order can boost your emotional health and make you feel ready for the upcoming season of family gatherings, dinner parties and outdoor barbecues. You want to be sure your home is set and ready for whatever you need.

Boost your mood: Studies show the act of cleaning can provide a sense of satisfaction and put you in a better mood. Try playing some uplifting music while you clean!

Remember, we’re here to make your spring cleaning easier. Call Sooner Cleaning + Restoration today at 405.329.8999.

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!