Spring, Where Are You???

Oooooo I am always looking for spring no matter what season we are going through. There is something about spring that is just right. It can be a slight chill in the air but the sun shines just enough to make it right. I was born in the best month of the year, March. It’s possible this makes spring my favorite and that’s fine with me, I will be biased lol.

However, with spring rolling in, that time comes when it is time to tidy up the house a bit. We fell into fall, froze into the winter and it seems we are about to bounce into spring. I’m convinced spring will be here tomorrow and now is the time to do a little spring cleaning. I will be the first to admit, I am not a fan of cleaning. I have to mentally prepare myself and schedule it so I don’t feel like I’m forcing it on some random weekend after sleeping in.

I want to give y’all a how-to spring clean checklist to help us all out. Of course, all of this can not be done in a day so please don’t try it. I suggest scheduling things on certain days so you know what you are tackling each day.

  • Clean Window Treatments – a lot of curtains are machine washable so be sure to read the tab for caring instructions. Vinyl blinds can be wiped down with mild soap and warm water and wooden blinds only require a damp cloth. Don’t forget your window screens can also be cleaned with mild soap and a brush.

  • Smoke Detectors – be sure to change the batteries in your smoke detector. It is recommended to do this twice a year. You don’t want to find out they don’t work when it is time for them to work.

  • Dust – EVERYWHERE!!! Dust is everywhere in your home and now more than ever is time to even get those hard to reach places. Ceiling fans, behind furniture, books, shelves, and home decor that is hanging and not within arms reach.  You want to start from the top and go down when dusting so at the end you can use the vacuum to suck it all up.

  • Upholstered Furnishings- remove your pillow cushions, take them outside, and lightly beat by hand to remove dust. Before placing them back use your vacuum to get into those corners and remove the dust and debris. You might get lucky and find a few things you thought you lost even some money. : )

  • Wax – wax your wooden furniture and even your non-wood floors.

  • Wipe your walls and ceiling from the grime and stains from everyday living.

  • Vacuum and Shampoo Rugs – Be sure to read up on the type of you rugs in your home so that you give them the proper treatment. If you have any type of Oriental rugs these are not the ones you want to use a rotary shampoo machine with hot water extraction. Oriental and those without backing you want to get professionally cleaned.

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