Spring into Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung and it’s time for a little spring cleaning! Open those windows, let some fresh air in, and get ready to organize and declutter. Whether you’re going top to bottom, or hitting just the essentials, keep in mind a few basics for spring cleaning. There’s no time like the present to make and check off that to-do list.

Spring into Spring Cleaning

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Windows

With the sun shining more, you’ll notice dirty windows. And, you don’t want to miss any of that beautiful natural light because of smudged windows! Try a squeegee on big windows for a cleaner, streak-free shine.

Lightbulbs

Change out old light bulbs and brighten up your space. When you do replace bulbs (and even where you don’t), take a few moments to dust fixtures and wash light bulb covers. You should also clean the area around recessed bulbs in your ceiling. Dust and bugs accumulate in these areas and you won’t feel your spring freshest with dirt over your light fixtures.

Blinds and Curtains

Like everything else, the dust has settled on your blinds and curtains. Winter weather means less air circulating around the home. Open the winds to get a breeze but also run your curtains through a quick wash cycle. Wipe down blinds as well so they won’t look discolored.

Check Your Supplies

As you’re spring cleaning, it’s the best time to check stock of all your specialty cleaning supplies. In addition to your basics, make sure you have stain fighters, floor cleaners, vacuum bags, and any other cleaning supplies you may need.

Change the Bedding

While this isn’t at all necessary for spring cleaning, a new bedspread or duvet cover can change the entire look and feel of a room. Brighten and lighten for the spring, so that your bedroom feels like a luxurious spa or ocean getaway.

Speaking of Change…

Don’t forget to change the direction of your ceiling fans! You want your fans to run counter-clockwise during warm months. A cool breeze will hopefully postpone the inevitable need to turn on the A/C.

Deep Clean the Fridge

It’s necessary. It’s not fun. But take time to do it. Baking soda and water make a great combination to scrub the shelves. To keep down odor, keep a fridge box of baking soda in the fridge and freezer and replace as needed.

And DON’T FORGET

Replace batteries in your smoke detectors every six months. A handy reminder is to do that when the time changes. This year, that’s March 12th. So change those batteries and make sure all detectors function properly.

February Pre-Spring Cleaning

February Pre-Spring Cleaning.

We’re getting to the coldest time of the year. And granted, we’re in Texas, and that doesn’t mean a whole lot, there are still some days when we’d rather just not go outside.

We’re also at this in between stage. Hopefully, by this point, the holiday decor is put away. (If not, please make a plan to get that done in a timely manner. No one wants Christmas lights still hanging in March.) So, the holidays are over, and we’re not quite to the adrenaline rush that comes with Spring Cleaning.

But, there are a few things that should be done once or twice a year, and this is the perfect time to do it! So, take Texas’ one day of winter that will happen sometime in the next three weeks, and check off some important, but often overlooked chores. We’ll call this the February Pre-Spring Cleaning to do list.

If You’re Nesting, then GO FOR IT!

Embrace the cleaning bug when you catch it. Comforters, pillows, bed skirts… they can all take their turn in the laundry. If you feel like cleaning, put down the Facebook distractions, crank up the music, and GET IT DONE.

Poofy Pillows

Send your pillows for a spin in the dryer for a few minutes to puff them back up. Also, replace the cheap ones if need be, or throw them in the washing machine if dirty. Most pillows can be safely washed and dried.

Tackle that Linen Closet

Some things, like those emergency sheets you only use when the kids get sick, could use a trip to the laundry. After a year in the closet, they’ll collect dust. Also, make sure your towels are rotated, and take the time to refold everything.

Flip the Mattresses

Such an easy task. Such an easy task to forget.

Read a Book (and Clean a Book)

Seriously though, check those bookshelves. Grab a few to read, donate some you’ll never read again, and dust everything off. Books are great. Dusty books are not so great.

Filters!

Replace the air conditioning or heating filters. Check filters in air purifiers as well.

Do the Heavy Things

When’s the last time you moved the washer and dryer and vacuumed behind them? The fridge? Under that drawer under your oven? If you don’t remember, please make sure to add them to your list. Any debris behind the dryer can be a fire hazard. Droppings behind the fridge or other kitchen appliances could attract rodents. Grab a friend (one with strong muscles) and clean behind the heavy things.

Did we miss anything in our February Pre-Spring Cleaning list?

Did we miss anything? What chores are a must for your February pre-spring cleaning list? Let us know and join the conversation on our Facebook page!

 

 

Closet Organization Ideas

Extra closet space always seems to be a struggle. Read our blog to learn some neat closet organization ideas that might make your life easier!

Closet Organization Ideas That Help With Shoes!

Often we just throw our shoes in our closet floor or at the end of the bed and keep it moving. This can get frustrating after a while when the shoes begin to take over the bedroom or you can no longer walk into your closet.

If you or your spouse love shoes, we may have a good solution for you. You can purchase “easy to install” shelving at Walmart or Home Depot. Most shelving systems or kits are reasonably simple with very few tools needed. You can find wood and wire closet organizers. If you are not savvy when it comes to putting things together, you can hire someone to help you.

You can also choose to hire a professional carpenter or general contractor to install sturdy wood shelving to get those shoes up off the floor. Having wood shelving is an excellent solution that keeps your shoes looking new.

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Closet Organization Ideas That Help With Space!

We love to use under the bed plastic tubs with lids. They work for everything. In the nursery, you can use a tub that slides right under the crib to hold bedding and burp rags. In a toddlers room, you can use a tub that slides under the bed to store Lego’s, Barbie’s, Army men, race cars, Lincoln Logs, and more! In a teen’s bedroom, you can use a tub that slides under the bed for flip-flops, hair accessories, crafts, extra bedding, jackets, and more. For the master bedroom, you can store extra bedding, hats, shoes, holiday decor, seasonal clothing, etc. The options are endless.

Closet Organization Ideas For The Nursery!

Having a new baby can be overwhelming at times, especially after a baby shower. It’s so exciting until you get home and realize that you have nowhere to put everything the baby needs. A quick fix for the nursery is easy and affordable. Find a bookshelf you are no longer using or search for one at a garage sale. Arrange the shelves so that you can put in any color cloth drawers (about $10) and line up baby shoes. Also find short tension rods (about $5) to hang clothes. You can find colorful baskets for nose suckers, nail clippers, Tylenol, etc. at the Dollar Tree ($1 each).

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Do you have more closet organization ideas? We would love to hear from you. Comment below and share with your friends for more ideas.

Spring Cleaning

Everybody needs a good spring cleaning, even if you are a clean freak. It really helps to get fresh eyes from professional cleaning staff who know what to look for. During a spring cleaning, our cleaning staff seeks out dirt that is far beyond the surface.

Clutter and Closet Organization

Clutter and piles of stuff that we may not even need, builds up in our homes. This is often the stuff that we throw in our bedroom and shut the door or stuff in the closets when guests come over. Everybody needs a spring cleaning once or twice a year to help keep clutter under control and manageable. Our children can sometimes be the worst about storing clutter under the bed, behind the dresser, and in the closet.

Residue and Build Up

Over time, even in new homes dirt, residue, and build up happens in places homeowners aren’t even aware of. It can be so embarrassing when you have guests over and something gets moved that you haven’t moved in a year or longer.

For example: Let’s say you have planned the perfect Mother’s Day dinner and the entire family has come over. You really meant to get the house cleaned up but just ran out of time between planning, shopping and cooking. Just as dinner is near finished, you drop the serving spoon behind the stove. As a perfect gentleman, you new father-in-law offers to pull the stove out for you. With the entire family standing around your kitchen watching, your unknowing father-in-law reveals your darkest dirt. You may not even suspected it but it is always a shocker to find food, trash, and sticky dust. This is a good example of a time that spring cleaning would be a good idea.

Spring Cleaning

There is a greater importance of getting a spring cleaning on your house than just avoiding embarrassing moments with your new in-laws. Cleaning your home in this type of detail is part of the regular maintenance of a home. It is important to take care of your home. If residue is left too long, it could turn to mold. It is very important to keep your home clean to avoid any damage to your home. If you have never had a spring clean or it has just been a long time, please call us to help you get your house in order.

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