Springtime is here! We’re exiting from the cold, bleak and dark days of winter and heading into the bright, lively spring and summer time. With the change in season, comes a change in attitude and a new energy to get things done. But you notice that your house doesn’t seem to share the same liveliness that you do. That can only mean one thing; it’s spring cleaning time! But where do you start? We’re here to help with some tips and tricks on how to properly prepare your home for Spring.
Pack Away the Warm Clothes
Your closet probably looks a bit full at the moment. All those bulky sweaters and sweatshirts, hats and gloves and blankets all need put away and stored in the garage or another closet for later. Bring all your warmer weather clothes to the forefront and create some new space within the closet. Also, it’s never a bad time to wean out some barely-worn clothes. If you can’t remember the last time you wore it, it’s probably time to get rid of it.
Change the Bedding
In the winter time, there was nothing better than, at the end of a long day, getting snuggled into the warm, flannel sheets and pulling that thick comforter up to your neck. As enjoyable as this is during the winter, it’s equally miserable in the spring and summer. Switch to softer, breezier sheets and maybe even change up the look of your bedding to keep things fresh!
It’s been said that carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries should be changed at least once a year. What better way to remember every year than by making it part of your spring cleaning routine! Make sure to go through and change batteries and test out your equipment to make sure it’s functioning properly. These could one day save your life so don’t forget!
Outside is just as Important as Inside
Spring cleaning does not just have to refer to cleaning inside the house. The melted snow-turned-slush tends to leave everything outside covered in dirt and grime so why not give it a springtime makeover. Power wash everything from your deck, driveway, even the siding of your house! And don’t forget the vehicles. Skip the lines of the automatic car washes and take the time to give your vehicle a nice hand wash. You’re sure to be proud of the results.
Nothing symbolizes life and energy quite like a flourishing garden or flowerbed. Seeing all the growing flowers and foliage is sure to bring a smile to your face every time. Looking to start a garden and grow your own fruits and veggies? Check what’s in season and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.
Don’t Forget the Garage
If you’re like us, things just tend to get thrown in the garage during the winter. Boxes of holiday decorations, winter clothing and more begins to pile up and, before you know it, you have quite a mess on your hands when spring rolls around. Make sure to put everything where it needs to go and build new shelving wherever necessary (especially for those new gardening tools you’ll need).
Clean those Carpets
Remember all the dirt and grime we mentioned earlier? A lot of that can find its way into the home as well (especially if you have pets) and most of it ends up in and on the carpets. This is one aspect of spring cleaning that you don’t have to do yourself. Don’t be afraid to call in the professionals! At KleenRite, we can get your carpet freshened up for the spring and won’t leave until you are 100 percent satisfied with the job (we’re pretty confident you will be).
Making the transition from winter to spring can be hard work but is completely worth it. Open the windows, let the fresh air in and help your home transform from warm and cozy into light and breezy. Then, after you’re done, reward yourself with a refreshing beverage and sit in the sun. You deserve it!
At Kleenrite, we use only state-of-the-art equipment and employ only trained professionals. And we guarantee our service for each and every customer: your carpets will be cleaned right every time. Call KleenRite at (217) 351-4930 or visit us online to schedule your service.