8 Spring Cleaning Tips (1/8)

Ready to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing? Once you've covered these major tasks, you'll have your home spring-cleaned in no time.

1. Wash the Walls and Floor

1. Wash the Walls and Floor

The walls may not look as if they need a bath – after all, dust and soot fall to the floor, right? Most of it does, but just enough clings to vertical surfaces to warrant a seasonal or preholiday bath. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.

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