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SPRING CLEANING


Spring has sprung, and unfortunately so has Covid-19. As the days ahead are uncertain, and many are self isolating, you may find yourself needing a project or 10 to keep you busy and your house clean. Spring is the perfect time for a closet purge, cleaning things that were neglected over winter and getting that patio ready for entertaining in the sunshine.


Your home may be your only refuge for the unforeseen future, here are some ways to get your home spring-ready, germ-free and keep yourself and your family busy during these difficult times.


KITCHEN

  1. Wash the floors under your fridge and stove, vacuum fridge coils

  2. Clean the top of your kitchen cabinets

  3. Empty refrigerator and defrost freezer, throw out old food

  4. Clean your oven and scrub the stove-top / range

  5. Clear out cabinets and wash shelves

  6. Clean hood fan filters

  7. Organize drawers, recycle mismatched tupperware (we all have those!)


LIVING AREAS

  1. Disinfect door knobs, cabinet handles and light switches/outlets

  2. Dust light fixtures

  3. Wash curtains and vacuum blinds

  4. Wash baseboards

  5. Test batteries in all your smoke and CO2 detectors

  6. Vacuum furniture (don't forget under the cushions!)


BATHROOMS

  1. Organize bathroom drawers, toss old toiletries and cosmetics

  2. Wash shower curtains and mats

  3. Replace shower liner

  4. Disinfect plumbing fixtures


BEDROOMS

  1. Purge your closet - donate items not work in 1 season or more, toss damaged items

  2. Disinfect kids toys

  3. Wash all bedding and mattress protectors

  4. Put pillows in the dryer for 20 minutes to fluff and kill bacteria


LAUNDRY

  1. Clean behind washer and dryer

  2. Thoroughly clean lint trap in dryer AND washer, check hoses


HOME OFFICE

  1. Disinfect keyboard and mouse

  2. Clean keyboard with canned air

  3. Organize files and drawers


OUTDOORS

  1. Remove everything from your garage reorganize

  2. Pressure wash your deck and outdoor furniture

  3. Hose-out your garbage can and recycling bins

  4. Remove screens and wash with a soapy sponge and water

  5. Wash the outside of your windows before replacing your window screens




House clean? Need a DIY project?


  1. Paint a small room that needs a makeover

  2. Work on your garden or yard

  3. Set up your patio for entertaining

  4. Build a firepit (if you can) , an idea HERE

  5. Build a game for the family , like jumbo Jenga. Instructions HERE



We hope these suggestions will keep you busy over the next few weeks, and wish you health and safety during these unprecedented times. Happy cleaning!



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