Spring Cleaning Preparation

spring cleaning prep

With just one week left of February, the first day of spring is now less than a month away. And for those of us living in Marshall Township PA, we know that spring can sneak up on us pretty quick. That’s why when spring finally does arrives, it’s important that you are prepared with a thorough checklist on how to clean your piece of real estate in PA. That’s why we here at Venango Trails have put together a list of some of our favorite spring cleaning tips!


Spring Cleaning Tips

1. Fortify the Walls. While no, you’re not getting ready for war, you are getting ready for spring! Wipe down the walls in your home with a good degreaser in order to get rid of all that stubborn grime. Take a vaccum to specific corners and hard to reach areas in order to get rid of the dust.

2. Vacuum and Shampoo. You might not be able to see it, but after a harsh winter there is often tons of dirt and salt trapped in tiny crevices of your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets of your home, and if you don’t own one, it might be a good idea to rent a carpet shampooer.

3. Dust and Fluff. Use a feather duster to dust the different shelves, nooks and hard to reach areas (including ceiling fans) of your Pittsburgh housing. Take a moist cloth and wipe down any book bindings or objects. Take the cushions of your upholstered furniture, go outside, and beat the dust from them. Use a vacuum to get rid of dirt and dust underneath them. If they’re stained, look for a tag on how to clean them.

4. Fire Safety. Dust off those dirty fire detectors and replace their batteries. It’s a smart idea to replace fire detector batteries at least twice a year. And dusting them will ensure they aren’t clogged when you need them most!

5. Windows. You’ll probably want to open your windows this spring, so it’s a good idea to wash the screens and curtains! For the screens, use warm water and a bit of dishwashing soap. Scrub the screen and rinse it thoroughly. For drapes and curtains, usually they are machine washable and a tag will tell you how to do it.


Spring is just around the corner! And as home builders in Pittsburgh PA, we know how important it is to start spring with a fresh start. Going through our Venango Trails checklist is a great way to prepare yourself for the season ahead. For a room by room checklist, take a look at this Martha Stewart spring cleaning list here: http://bit.ly/1m2UdY1

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