by Barbara Latta
Spring is in the air and so is pollen and dust. Despite spring fever and the urge to lie under a tree and soak up the warm air, this is also a good time to clean and refresh the house. Here are a few ideas to help wash away winter.
- Clean windows with dish detergent mixed with water. Wash the windows with a micro fiber towel full of the solution and squeegee off the excess. For the outside of windows hard to reach, use purchased cleaners in a bottle that attaches to a garden hose.
- Use a clean broom to go around corners and ceilings to wipe away any accumulated cobwebs that may have wintered in hideaway places.
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- Change air conditioner filters, vacuum air ducts. If needed, hire a professional duct cleaning service.
- Disinfect sponges by placing on the top rack of dishwasher.
- Run an empty dishwasher on a cycle with a small amount of bleach to kill bacteria.
- Get rid of clutter by cleaning out closets and drawers. Throw out or give away anything not used in the last year.
- Go around each room and pick up anything that doesn’t belong there and place in a designated box. Later take the items from the box and deliver to the proper place.
- Shake out rugs that cannot be washed. Leave outside to air out.
Starting now on spring cleaning can prevent the to-do list from getting too long.
What tips do you use for freshening up living space after winter?