SPRING-CLEANING: TIPS FOR YOUR SPRING-CLEANING TO-DO LIST

Have you started to think about your spring-cleaning to-do-list? Your spring-cleaning should begin with a spring-cleaning to-do-list, so that you know exactly what you need to accomplish. Spring is on her way.  The temperature is getting milder and the days are lasting longer.   To most gracefully welcome spring, you should do some spring-cleaning. 

Spring-cleaning: It's time to freshen up your living space!

you started to think about your spring-cleaning to-do-list?

Your spring-cleaning should begin with a spring-cleaning to-do-list, so that you know exactly what you need to accomplish.  Typically, the spring-cleaning list is a compilation of chores that are not done on a weekly basis.   You can organize your list any way you like.   For example, your spring-cleaning list may be organized according to the rooms in your house or chores pertaining to your yard and chores pertains to the house.  Get the idea?

Take a look at this spring-cleaning list that we found on Organized Homes:

Around The House:
  • Schedule a family garage clean-out. Create efficient storage for sporting goods, camping equipment, recreational vehicles, and garden tools. You'll have the jump on summer fun!
  • Inspect, clean and repair outdoor furniture.
  • Tour house exterior and grounds. Make a list of any needed seasonal maintenance.
  • Inspect the roof for winter damage: leaks, missing or broken shingles or tiles. Arrange for any needed repairs early; roofing contractors can be hard to find during summer's construction season.
  • Use a sunny Saturday to scrape, prime and paint peeling spots on trim or woodwork. You'll protect wood against Summer's heat and moisture--and prevent a more difficult paint job come fall.
  • Clear away any remaining dead foliage and weeds from beds and lawn. New growth will be protected from damage or disease.
  • Begin major Spring landscaping projects. Spring's the time to put in shrubs and trees, but check with your local extension office for specific planting recommendations for your area.
The Inside Story:
  • Changing seasons, changing clothes. Hold a family wardrobe check as you bring out warm-weather clothing. Sort winter clothing for discards and donations before you store.
  • Hold a garage sale! Declutter house and garage to turn trash into cash. Build your yard sale savvy here.
  • Pick a weekend and enlist the family for Spring cleaning. Many hands make light work! Reward the team with dinner at a pizza parlor.
  • Wash windows inside and out.
  • While at the window area, check drapes and window treatments. Vacuum any dust; send dirtier drapes to the cleaners.
  • Move furniture and vacuum beneath it.
  • Arrange for a spring inspection of cooling systems. Don't wait for the first hot day! Air conditioning firms will give better service when they're not busy.
  • When the weather warms, deactivate heat system humidifiers. Check the system manual for instructions on how to power down for the summer.
  • Drain sediment from hot water heaters.

Regardless of what your spring-cleaning to-do-list looks like, it is important to tackle the different chores little by little.  You do not have to do all of your spring-cleaning at once.  In fact, we can almost guarantee that if you try completing everything at once, you will be extremely miserable.

Spring-cleaning gives you the perfect opportunity to freshen up your living space.  So, do not be afraid to throw things away and clear away the clutter.  You cannot save everything.

Happy Cleaning!  Oh, and despite the phrase “spring-cleaning,” you do not necessarily have to save your cleaning for the spring!

If you are looking for professional help, contact us at The Maids.  Our team would love to help you with your spring-cleaning.