Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Cleaning Checklist

It's almost that time of year again, time to change the clocks and welcome the birds chirping, seeds sprouting, and rainshowers. If you live here in Colorado, well, we have a little while before rejoycing in the coming of summer, March is our snowiest month. Nonetheless, one can't help but get excited! So with the coming of Spring brings the usual spring cleaning. Here's a great checklist from Country Living to get your home in shape.

  • Set your clocks AHEAD an hour. Yay for Daylight Savings!
  • Check your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. Replace the batteries.
  • Start dusting. Top to bottom is most efficient.
  • Flip or rotate your mattresses.
  • Wash your pillows.
  • Deep clean the kitchen. Get rid of expired items, clean the fridge, organize!
  • Swap out heavy blankets for cooler weather linens.
  • Start an indoor herb garden!
  • Ventilate. Air everything out starting in the basement.
  • Start up your dehumidifier. (For those outside of DRY Colorado)
  • Clean the carpets. Rent a shampooer and get them good.
  • Wash your windows inside & out.
  • Prep your A/C unit/s. Clean filters, install properly.
  • Clean your patio or deck
  • Trim up your shrubbery
  • Put out planters and freshen soil
  • Prep your pool if you have one
  • Unpack garden hoses
  • Fertilize your yard
  • Sweep your stoops & replace door mats
  • Clean your shower curtains
  • Conquer built up clutter!


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