Tips For Spring Cleaning High-End Dwellings
Our homes reflect us in a lot of ways. The most obvious is that the décor and how well-kept a place is tend to reflect on us a lot. After all, they both say important things about us. Our particular tastes tend to be on display when it comes to the décor. Each time we choose a piece of art we’re showing part of our face to the world and inviting people to notice. The actual care put into upkeep in the home also tends to say a lot about us as well. A poorly kept home tends to lead people to make assumptions about your health or your habits while a spotless on is just as likely to cause comments of a different nature thanks to people expecting homes to look lived in. Keeping everything looking nice, but just cluttered enough to be believable is the general goal we all strive for in our homes. Spring cleaning does mean your home is likely going to be a little tidier than usual soon and there are some considerations to keep in mind for those of us living in higher end homes. We’ve got a few tips to help ensure we all get to what needs tending this spring.
Break Out The Polish
Consider that a lot of fixtures in higher-end dwellings tend to be of particularly beautiful metal alloys a lot of the time. This helps to contribute a distinct look to the dwelling, yes, but these fixtures frequently need a little more attention than average to keep them looking nice. Despite only a handful of them needing polishing due to their materials, they could all use a bit of extra care in spring as part of keeping a home looking tidy. You’ll also likely want to review any special tableware that you have made from materials that do need polishing. This typically means silver and brass centerpieces and similar things. Try to catalog other items around your home made of these materials so that you don’t miss any other things that slowly succumb to tarnish. Keeping all of these looking their best, if only for a little while, is a necessary part of spring cleaning. There are other surfaces that need just as much attention though.
Caring for Stone
Stone floors and countertops are particularly common in high-end dwellings. There is no denying that there is something special about such stone surfaces. They’re beautiful, durable, and provide a very distinct air to any space. You have to care for them properly to get them to last though. Spring cleaning is one of the best times to take care of any detail work on them as that will get rolled into all the other cleaning we’re doing or having done. Stone is a bit more finicky than most of us like to think. Care and cleaning involves as much preventive work as it does actively cleaning. The actual week-to-week cleaning needs to be done with a mild cleaner at best, but specialized stone cleaners are even better. We recommend using spring as the time for inspections though. Check under any mats or carpets you use to protect the surface for any imperfections. Professionals can come and tend to more glaring problems and help to diminish their appearance in many cases. You need to know the problems are there first though.
Checking The Wires
This isn’t a necessary part of traditional spring cleaning, but many high-end homes are increasingly less traditional. Technology is integrating itself into every part of our lives. It helps to ease some of the day-to-day tasks that eat up a lot of our lives and overall just make our lives better. It does mean that there is a certain burden that we have to attend to semi-regularly though. Most of us have wires running around in the walls and sometimes over the floors. You need to regularly check external wires to make sure they haven’t gotten frayed. After all, technology is only useful when it works. Additionally, you need to make the effort to clean out some of your technology as well. Computers in particular are notorious for gathering dust into themselves. If you don’t know how to clean the dust out of your technology, find someone who does and get it done. This will help extend the lifespan of components by ensuring they don’t run hot and keep your home running smoothly.
There are a few aspects of spring cleaning that remain universal no matter how much time has passed. We do actually need to get the cleaning done. What that cleaning is depends on the surfaces involved and other factors. Making the effort to put in the necessary spring cleaning to keep a high end dwelling in good order doesn’t have to take much. All it takes it staying on top of the things that need special attention and making sure they get it.