How to Spring Clean Your RV
At last, spring is in the air! The whole world looks bright and new, and the air smells as clean as a whistle. But what about the inside of your RV? If you can’t say the same, it’s time for a good spring cleaning before you hit the road.
For a quick and easy way to clean the toilet, pour lemon juice and baking soda into the bowl. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then scrub with a toilet brush. Use disinfecting wipes to clean the outside of the toilet and the floor around it.
Next, spray down the counters and sinks with a gentle bathroom cleaner and wipe with a cloth. A spritz of vinegar will clean and shine your mirrors without leaving streaks.
To tackle the shower, spray on a cleaner and let sit for a while. Wipe or scrub and rinse the walls. Avoid using bleach-based cleaning liquids, as these can degrade your water tank seals. Check for water damage and leaky plumbing that can lead to unwanted repairs.
Start by washing the sheets, blankets and mattress pads, and dry by hanging out in the sun. Use a vacuum attachment to clean the mattress, bed frame, and curtains. Hang pillows and cushions on the clothesline to air out, and replace the bedding with lighter summer covers.
To remove collected dust and debris, wipe down all surfaces with a damp dust cloth. Pay special attention to air vents as they collect a lot of dust.
Next, shake out any throw rugs and air them out in the sun. Then use the vacuum attachment to clean sofa and chair cushions, as well as any nooks and crannies that get overlooked during spot cleans.
Remove and clean the roof vent screen, and clean the fan blades before putting the screen back. Cleaning the roof vent also offers a good time to check for any RV roof damage or overdue RV roof maintenance.
Wash the air conditioning filter, dust the curtains and blinds, clean the windows, and this area is good to go.
To clean the oven, apply a water and baking soda paste to the inside surfaces. Let the paste sit overnight and scrub it off in the morning. Clean the top of the range with the same paste, and remove knobs to wipe off any grease. For a simple way to clean your burners, soak them overnight in a Ziploc bag containing ammonia. In the morning, simply wipe clean with a sponge!
Place the range hood filter in a sink of hot, soapy water that includes ¼ cup of baking soda. Soak for about 10 minutes and clean with a soft bristly brush. Wash the garbage can with hot, soapy water. Clean the cupboards and toss out any outdated food items.
To complete your spring cleaning, vacuum all floors and shampoo the carpets; then stand back and admire your sparkling clean RV.
When Cleaning Isn’t Enough
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