The Nitty-Gritty of Spring Cleaning

There’s pollen still falling, bees buzzing, and butterflies beginning to take flight – it’s Spring and the time to get to the nitty-gritty of spring cleaning.

The easiest way to begin is to first make a list of what needs to be cleaned and what you want to accomplish. Spring cleaning is the time to clean the parts of your home that there is not always time to clean, but necessary to maintaining your home. Below is a list of extra items to tackle and clean that is not necessarily a part of your weekly chores.

Kitchen

  • Clean inside and out of cabinets.
  • Clean the fridge and freezer: drawers, shelves, and side door
  • Dusting on top of cabinets (if they do not reach to the ceiling)
  • Wiping baseboards, under cabinets, and the walls

Bathroom

  • Re-caulk around toilet, sink area, and bath tub
  • Clean tile, baseboards, bathroom door, and surrounding wall

Hallways/Bedrooms

  • Clean baseboards and walls
  • Dust fan blades
  • Wash curtains/dust blinds

Living Room/Dining Room

  • Clean walls and baseboards
  • Dust light fixtures and fan blades

Exterior of home

  • Wash the siding of your house.
  • Check irrigation around your home (the rainy season is approaching!)
  • Wipe down porch
  • Re-mulch around plants
  • Check if paint, siding, and/or trim needs some repairing

Spring cleaning can be a daunting task but also accomplishing. Doing the extra tasks once, if not twice a year, will help with savings as you maintain the quality of your home from year-to-year.

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