How to Spring Clean your Dining Room

From Sarah Aguirre,
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Your Guide to Housekeeping.

Whether your dining area is used only on Thanksgiving, or seven days a week, spring cleaning is a great time to get the room in pristine condition. Take the time to review what goes into a dining room spring clean up. Find a list of supplies along with step-by-step instructions to do a thorough spring cleaning in your dining areas.

Difficulty: Hard Time Required: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Here's How:

1.   Dust down the ceiling and corners. Consider if the walls in your home need to be washed. Don’t forget air vents and switch plates.

2.   Dust and clean all wall art. Be careful when cleaning framed art and photographs. Never spray cleaner or water onto the frame. The liquid can seep behind the glass and damage the pictures. Instead lightly wet a clean cloth to wipe the frame and glass.

3.   Clean the Ceiling Fan. You know what's worse than a fly in your soup, a large chunk of dust from your ceiling fan in your soup. Dust the fan and fan blades. You may need to use a gentle cleanser like Murphy’s Oil Soap mixed with water and a cleaning cloth. Take down light fixtures and gently wash and dry them before replacing.

4.   Take down draperies and curtains to wash or have cleaned according to the directions. Dust down any blinds and other window treatments. Dust down and wash window sills and corners. Wash the inside and outsides of windows. Take down and rinse off screens, before replacing.

5.   Wash down the dining table, chairs, and any other furniture thoroughly. If you have wood furniture that needs to be oiled or waxed, do this now. If your chairs have an upholstered seat, spot clean the seats.


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