It’s March and spring is in the air – time for spring cleaning!

March is a great time to get going on your annual spring cleaning chores. Most people think of spring cleaning as an opportunity to air out the house, clean rugs and upholstery and wash windows. We’ve added a few tips to help you get through the chores quickly so you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

General Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Don’t forget your washing machine. Grease and grime build up in the drum over time. Just wipe it down with a vinegar and water solution and rinse.

  • Now’s a good time to check your refrigerator coils (usually underneath the fridge) for caked on dust and dirt. You can usually remove it with a vacuum cleaner.

  • Is your stainless-steel sink dull and rusty? Remove the deposits easily by following the tips in this video. If your sink is porcelain or cast iron, it might benefit from refinishing. Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing refinishes sinks, too! Learn how on our sink refinishing page.

  • Hate using chemicals to clean your drains? We like to do whatever we can to keep unnecessary chemicals out of the environment. (Check out our green refinishing method.) Try this Zip-It device to clean drains easily and inexpensively without chemicals.

Bathroom Spring Cleaning

  • Download and print this great Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist to make sure you get all the basics. It even includes a list of tools you’ll need.

  • Don’t forget the bathroom exhaust fan. Remove the cover and clean the grate and mechanism.

  • Do random items find their way into your vanity drawers and linen closet? Now’s a great time to put them back where they belong. It’s also a great opportunity to get rid of grooming products and makeup you no longer use.

  • Check the expiration dates on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. If you have expired items, review this information from the Illinois EPA before disposing of prescription or OTC medications.

  • If you’ve finished all these steps and your bathroom doesn’t shine, give us a call. We can probably restore that shiny bathroom feel in less than a day!

Spring cleaning can seem like a chore. Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing can help all that work seem worthwhile by making bathtubs, showers, sinks and countertops shine like new. Get your free estimate now!