Spring cleaning sends fear into everyone, even the avid cleaners. Ease those fears and learn how to tackle the biggest cleaning jobs with these easy insider tips.
HOW OFTEN? Once a yearTake screens out to the yard and spray them with a garden hose. (Remember to mark them so you will recall which windows they fit.)
- Gently scrub the screens using a nylon-covered sponge and a cleaning solution of one part ammonia and three parts water. Rinse with the hose and leave outside to dry in the sun.
- No yard? Lay a drop cloth or blanket in your bathtub and place screens on top of it. Clean the screens and hold them under the showerhead to rinse.
EXTRA CLEANING TIP: To clean the grooves in the window frame, wrap strips of soft cloth around the tip of a screwdriver, dip it into soapy water and swab.