When spring comes knocking, many homes start prepping the place for the visitors that will be coming around for backyard BBQ parties later in the year. Some families will be ready to spend more time indoors or around the home having fun as they entertain themselves. Such plans call for some thorough cleaning and decluttering so that everything looks spotless when also gearing up for an incredible summer. Below are some of the cleaning tasks to add to your spring-cleaning checklist. If you can't face the tasks yourself or aren't able to clean then turn to CJH Cleaning Services. Fridge and Freezer The fridge and freezer are often left out of the equation when it comes to general household cleaning. And while they may not need regular cleaning, it is prudent to give them a bit of a wash every now and then. Do not wait until you have to throw out some old food. Spring cleaning presents an ideal opportunity for you to give these appliances a deep clean and here's how. Remove all the shelves, wash them separately. Also, scrub down the interior of the fridge and freezer and give it a good wipe using a clean cloth soaked in a solution mixture of equal parts of water and vinegar. Under The Bed The underside of the bed is one place that fits the phrase, ‘out of sight, out of mind’. We often shove things under there, some by accident and others intentionally. We consider this area a temporary storage space. But the continuous throwing of items underneath the bed creates a dirty environment and breeding grounds for germs and pests such as mites and roaches. Therefore, you need to get on your hands and knees to reach under there and remove all that clutter then throw out whatever you deem as rubbish. You can take whatever you still need to the garage for storage. Ideally, the space underneath your bed should be empty or reserved for one or two things you need regular access to. Bins Yeah, the containers are meant for trash, but they also do need a good wash now and then. While this may not be something that comes to mind or you would enjoy doing, it is essential, especially if you have indoor bins. Cleaning them keeps them from developing moulds. You need to do this once in a while, and even if you place binbags in them, these plastic bags can leak, leaving the trash cans and the house stinking. The odours will attract flies and other unwelcome pests. Use some liquid detergent and hot water to clean the rubbish bins and give them a good scrub before rinsing and letting them dry. You can finish with a scented polish spray to give the containers a sparkly touch and fresh smell. Cupboards Cleaning the outside of the cupboards is something that you often do, but people often overlook the inside. In most cases, you dread having to take out all the utensils, cutlery, and kitchenware. But the inside of cupboards does accumulate dust and grime over time that will also attach to the food and different items you have in there. Cleaning the cupboard inside and out presents an opportunity to take out its contents, clean them, and reorganise them. It is a task that applies to all cupboards including the one under the sink where you store your cleaning products. Now that you have cleaned your home and organised everything, you can turn your attention to the things you discovered need a different storage area. You need to figure out where to put everything and what you need to donate or throw away. You can start by keeping the products and items you don't use daily in a self-storage solution so that you can free up some space for other things. Giving your home a thorough cleaning and tidying up also makes it feel fresh and inviting for the spring and summer seasons.