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Spring cleaning made easy

Spring is the season we naturally turn our attention to cleaning and updating our homes. Follow these effective and easy ideas to prepare your home (and yourself) for the always-busy spring and summer months ahead.

Deep Clean Carpet and Rugs

Spot-clean rugs and carpeting as stains occur, and deep clean once or twice a year. DIY with a rental or hire an expert.

Clean Window Treatments

Take down your draperies and launder or dry-clean them; dust off blinds and clean with a sponge. Freeing these areas of dust helps to refresh the air in your home so you can breathe easy.

Replace Outside Door mats

Give your front door a fresh new look for spring. Replace your winter-ravaged doormat with a new one.

Clean Your Gutters

It's time again to clear gutters of leaves, twigs, and debris left in winter's wake. It's important to keep gutters clear so they won't clog and drive water under the house eaves and into your walls.

Organize Your Home Office

Go through files and shred unnecessary papers. Give your computer the once-over, sorting folders, deleting outdated files, and backing up important data onto an external drive.

Make the Laundry Room More Efficient

Organize products such as stain removers, fabric-mending kits, and other loose items in boxes and bins. Pick up a new collapsible rack to save space when drying clothes.

Prevent Bugs

As the weather warms, insects return in search of food. Don't put out the welcome mat. Instead, make sure all dry goods are stored in airtight containers. Wash your pet's dishes as soon as they finish meals. Check seals on trash receptacles and wash all containers and bottles before recycling.

Prepare Your Outside Spaces

Don't be stuck cleaning the day of your first cookout. Prep now and enjoy your deck or patio all summer long

Eliminate Clutter Where You Can

Freshen up your rooms by removing unnecessary objects from tabletops and shelves, storing them. Replace them with a single arrangement of fresh flowers



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