Give Your Spring Cleaning a Kick!
April is spring cleaning time! Now is a good time to give your house a deep cleaning, paying special attention to those tasks that need doing just once or twice a year.
Now is a good time to take everything out of the refrigerator, check expiration dates and throw out items that are old or that got lost and turned into bad. While everything is out, clean shelves, pull out the drawers, and give everything a good wipe down. Have you been considering a total fridge reorganization? This would be a good time to institute those efforts as you put things back.
Since we live in an area of limited light and sideways rain, our windows are looking less than great about now. Clean windows can make a big difference once the sun starts shining through! There are several excellent window cleaning services in the area and now is the time to get on their worklist. If you’d prefer to tackle it yourself, you can break it up into two different days – one to do the inside and one to do the outside. Be sure to remove the screens and give them a quick wash, too!
If you don’t have hardwired versions, check and replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide monitors. These are important systems that must operate at optimal capacity to protect your family so be sure to check them annually.
Drawers and cabinets
Organizing these can be a tough task but committing to a once a year go through of your junk and utensil drawers is a great way to lighten the load of things in your home. For those that feel easily overwhelmed by tasks like this, commit to one drawer at a time and you’ll be through this project in no time. Be sure to donate unused or unneeded items.