April 14, 2023
Now that spring has arrived, many of us are feeling like busy little squirrels who have emerged from hibernation. What to do with all that spring cleaning energy? These 12 essential tasks will help you get your home in tip-top shape.
Clean your carpets. Cleaning your carpets twice per year will keep them looking fresh and clean and extend their lifespan. And regular cleaning might even be required by the warranty.
Wash your windows and screens. This task will require a day’s work, but you’ll be amazed at the difference. Remove all of your window screens, wash them, and then wash the insides and outsides of your windows thoroughly.
Clean your gutters. Gutters should always be cleaned regularly, to keep water flowing where it should go.
Inspect your roof. While you’re at it, take a quick look at your roof (hire someone to complete this task if you don’t feel safe). Repairing loose or worn shingles promptly can prevent leaks and water damage inside your home.
Clear away yard debris. If you have any debris collecting in your yard, clear it away to discourage termites and rodents from setting up house. This step can also reduce your fire risk.
Trim shrubs and trees. Overcrowded branches reduce airflow and make shrubs and trees more susceptible to disease.
Organize your pantry. Throw out expired food and donate items you don’t intend to use to a local food bank. Then revamp your food storage, so that you can always find what you need and stick to a healthy diet.
Wash your trash can. You might be shocked at the smells accumulated by trash cans over time. You probably don’t notice it, but your guests might!
Clean out your closets. If you haven’t worn something in more than a year, it’s time to donate it. Expensive items can be sold for extra cash.
Organize your documents. Anything you need for tax purposes should be filed away for 3 years. Throw away junk mail and consider scanning and digitally storing everything else.
Clean out your car. Tired of living in a rolling dumpster? Clean all unnecessary items out of your car and consider having it professionally detailed. Spending a little money might motivate you to be more diligent in the future.
Make a plan. Organize your cleaning products, revamp your laundry system, and then make a plan. Establishing a weekly cleaning schedule or chore chart will help the whole family maintain a tidy home all year long. And remember, we’re here to help as you clean and organize. We’re committed to friendliness, cleanliness, and peace of mind.