Sometimes, a few warm days will sneak in near the end of the winter season and you’ll get that spring cleaning urge. It’s okay to get an early start on spring cleaning chores. Getting involved in some indoor spring cleaning is a good way to chase away the winter doldrums. Tasks such as cleaning out closets and drawers or doing a major kitchen cleaning that includes appliances and cabinets can be done on a chilly day. When the temperatures increase you can get busy checking lots of other items off your spring cleaning list.
Cleaning the Air Conditioner
Having a service like Comfort Zone Air Conditioning & Solar Poweror someone similarcheck and any necessary maintenance done on your air conditioner should be a top priority on your spring cleaning list. Changing the filter regularly is something you can easily do yourself. However, unless you are comfortable with doing a more detailed cleaning of the system itself, you’ll probably want to call in the professionals. An air conditioner that runs properly will save you some money on your energy bill.
Windows and Screens
That warm spring and summer sunshine you’ve been waiting for may lift your spirit and warm your body, but that’s not all it can do. That bright sunshine will draw attention to dirty windows. One of your first spring cleaning projects should be to clean your windows and window screens. A mixture of equal parts distilled white vinegar and water makes a good window cleaner. In addition to cleaning the windows, you’ll also want to remove the dust and dirt from the window screens.
Cleaning the Porch, Patio or Deck
You might be amazed at how dirty a porch, patio or deck can get during the winter. When spring arrives and you begin using your outdoor living space again, you’ll want the area to be clean. Depending on your individual situation, cleaning may involve pressure washing or simply cleaning with a hose and scrub brush. This is a good time to check the condition of your grill and your outdoor furniture to be sure they are ready for spring and summer outdoor entertaining. Be sure to give containers, planters, your mailbox, house number and all other décor elements a good cleaning.
With everyone spending more time indoors during the winter, your home may have become cluttered. Typically, clearing the clutter is on almost everyone’s spring cleaning list. You may have already gotten started with this project when you cleaned out your closets and drawers. Once the warm weather arrives, you can expand the clearing process to include the garage or do a more thorough clearing in each room. Pack up the items you want to donate, load them up and take them away or have a charity organization pick them up.
Most likely, each time you check a project off your spring cleaning list you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that will spur you on to the next project. Some spring cleaning projects are money savers while others give you a sense of pride by making your home look more attractive. Once you’ve completed your spring cleaning checklist you’ll be ready to enjoy springtime activities, entertaining and leisurely moments.
By Kara Masterson
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