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Spring Cleaning Tips from Your Local Jacksonville Movers

One of the best things about moving into a new home is starting off fresh. And with the coming season of spring on the horizon, there’s no better way to start off fresh in your new home than with traditional spring cleaning! To make sure you’re covering all the bases of your cleaning routine, follow these spring cleaning tips from All My Sons Moving & Storage of Jacksonville and get ready for a spit-shined year ahead.

Tip #1: Properly clean painted walls. After you have placed all your furniture inside your home after moving to Jacksonville, take a clean cloth and water to any dirt marks or scratches found on the interior walls. For stubborn marks or stains, add a small amount of dish soap to the water and lightly scrub the area with a soft sponge.

Tip #2: Detail baseboards and air vents. Areas such as baseboards and air vents are two of the most common dust collectors, and chances are if you don’t get around to cleaning them during spring cleaning, you probably never will. With a damp rag, wipe along each baseboard in your home and each slate in your air vents. If you’re interested in cleaning even smaller nooks and crannies in your new home, our local Jacksonville movers suggest using a cotton swab to get into hard to reach places.

Tip #3: Steam clean your carpeting. Have any carpeting in your home professionally steam-cleaned BEFORE you move any furniture in to make it easier to reach every area of your carpet. Who really knows what has come in contact with your carpet, so having it professionally cleaned is important (especially if you have small children).

Tip #4: Deep clean bathroom tiles and grout. Mold loves to grow in damp places, so it’s important to deep-clean your bathrooms tiling and grout every so often. Pour ½ cup of baking soda into 2 gallons of water and mix. Use a sponge with a rough edge to scrub tiles and grout in order to rid it of any built-up grime due to moisture in your bathroom.

Tip #5: Maintain your granite countertops. If you’re having granite countertops installed in your new home after moving to Jacksonville, make sure they are sealed properly by a professional to keep the natural stone from absorbing stains. You’ll know your granite countertop is properly sealed when water beads on the surface and forms droplets. Have your granite resealed each year to maintain its condition.

Tip #6: Organize your closets. As you unpack your clothes and accessories and place them in your closet, think about each item and whether or not you really want to keep it. Unused clothing takes up space and creates clutter, so you want to be selective and only place items in your closet that you know you will wear again and that are in good shape. Also, our local Jacksonville movers suggest organizing clothes by color and by how often you wear an item to make getting dressed in the morning even easier.