HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. And this is the time when we get to see the Chicago River, the Empire State Building and the White House fountain go green.
Marking the arrival of spring, this is the best time to give your house a spring reboot by investing your time and efforts into cleaning. Since St. Patrick’s Day is all about going green, opting for green cleaning is an obvious thing to do at this event. After all, cleaning our homes should not impact our health.
Let’s check out some “green way” to give your home a refreshing makeover this St. Patrick’s Day.
Dust the Room and Furniture:
We all are familiar with the struggle of dusting. It is easy to notice dust buildup across your home.
But the dust creeps back up again even after cleaning. While you are likely to give up on dust cleaning, this is not such a great idea. Dust is usually a combination of skin cells, hair, animal hair, dirt pollen, and other intrusive particles. Here are some basic yet effective steps to dust your room and furniture.
- First of all, remove all items and remove everything off the furniture as well.
- Take a dusting cloth and wipe the furniture. Prefer a specialized microfiber cloth.
- Dust all items present in the room.
- Clean the area around your furniture using a broom or vacuum. Make sure to clean the front, bottom, and sides of the furniture.
Clean the Windows:
Luckily, the process of cleaning windows is simple enough. While there are many commercial chemical-based cleaning products to choose from, you can use a simple organic solution to clean your windows.
Just mix one part of white vinegar with two parts of water and transfer this solution into a spray bottle.
Once you are done with the preparation of this homemade window cleaning solution, the experts at Ecoverde Maids suggest the following steps:
(Note: Avoid cleaning your windows on an overly sunny day as soapy water can dry on them. Clean them early in the morning or prefer it in the night.)
- Fill a bucket with clean, cool water and add a few drops of liquid dish soap.
- Use a clean sponge to clean the surface of the window, working your way from the top to the bottom. Also, clean the frame.
- Now use your homemade spray.
- Use a clean, lint-free towel to wipe the windows, applying it in a Z-shaped motion.
- If streaks or dirt is visible, spray and dry again.
Clean the Kitchen:
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Here is how you can make this space look at its best and refresh on this St. Patrick’s Day with the steps given below:
- Remove clutter off your counters
- Empty the Dishwasher and the Dish Drainer and Wash Dishes
- Dust the tops of the cabinets and fridge
- Clean small appliances with a microfiber cloth dampened with a white vinegar solution. AVOID USING VINEGAR ON STAINLESS STEEL.
- Wash or wipe the tray, containers, and the things lying on the counter.
- Scrub the exterior of your stove and oven
- Wipe down the counters
- Give your sink a deep clean
- Clear out the fridge
- Empty and wipe down your garbage
- Clean the floor
Clean the Bedroom:
A messy bedroom can lead to stress, anxiety and even impact your quality of sleep. On the other hand, a clean, well-organized sleeping space promotes relaxation and restfulness. A few simple tasks can turn your snoozing den into a more welcoming environment that helps you feel calm and joyful for the day ahead. Here are some tips to clean your bedroom.
- Change the linens and mattresses
- Remove or store away the unnecessary items
- Dust and clean all tops of surfaces and wipe the edges and bases of your bedroom furniture
Clean the Bathroom:
Cleaning the bathroom is one of the chores that you shy away from during the holiday. Make sure to do it beforehand. Start by cleaning the toilet bowl using a good cleaner. Wipe the tiles using chemical-free tile cleaner. Also, wipe the mirrors with glass cleaner, or simply use rubbing alcohol to do the job.
Decorate Your Home with St. Patrick’s Day Theme:
Once you are done with cleaning and dusting your home, it is time to prepare your home for St. Patrick’s Day.
You can use shamrock cutouts, leprechaun decorations, St. Patrick’s Day banners, and balloons to spread the St. Patrick’s Day across the house. Hanging decorations such as streamers, garlands, and paper pom poms can be used on your walls and ceiling.
So these are the ideas to get your house ready for St. Patrick’s Day.
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