(NC) Look on the bright side. Annual spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore, but rather a chance to revitalize your home. The tasks come in all shapes and sizes, and more often than not, some items are bound to be overlooked.

Real top-to-bottom housecleaning can take hours, but not always. Many of the high-tech home appliances do extra work now, giving us valuable time back every day. So here are a few pointers to put the shine back quickly, and get you out of the house:

Nitty-gritty – The best way to get a thorough clean is to tackle the hard-to-reach places. Behind the couch, under the carpet, and in the corners of the basement office, dust and cobwebs reside just waiting to be caught. To get the best results, don’t forget to reach high and low. When the chores are done you will appreciate the extra effort.

Keep clean year round – Innovative technology in your appliances is an easy way to ensure time-saving cleaning practices are in place, every day. For example, LG’s new Fully-Integrated Dishwasher with TrueSteam technology has a third rack to give you the room and flexibility you need and also eliminates the time spent pre-washing. Additional information at: LG.com

Think outside the box – Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be lacklustre. Think of those unconventional spaces that are due for a refresh. Dust and grime often reside on doorknobs, light fixtures and ceiling fans, so get creative and switch up your cleaning routine.

Let appliances do the work for you – Many appliances have self-clean settings, which saves you the time and effort of scrubbing till they sparkle.

Window and Gutter Cleaning – Your home is your investment, keep it clean and shining bright by getting your windows professionally cleaned in the spring. Clean windows add street appeal and show that your home is well taken care of. As well, gutter cleaning is essential to prevent eaves-troughs from overflowing onto walkways and eventually damaging your foundation. Sometimes for safety reasons this is better left to a professional. Checkout Wilson Windows online – Window Cleaning Kelowna. They service Kelowna and the Okanagan area with quality service at a reasonable price.