Today is the first official day of Spring, and many of us choose this time of year to do a deep spring cleaning on our homes. It seems to be the best time to get both the indoor and outdoor portions of our homes ready for the months where we enjoy warmer temperatures.
But where to begin? After a long winter stuck indoors when we are less active, we may have put off many of our regular cleaning chores. Maybe we have let clutter build up in some of our rooms, closets, storage units, or in the garage. If you own or rent a house, those backyard patios, patio furniture, barbecue grills and driveways have been ignored for months now.
Indoors, there are always overlooked surfaces that need our attention. Light fixtures, base boards, ceiling corners, door frames – these are surfaces we most likely fail to clean on a regular basis. Spring cleaning season is a great time to pay attention to details like this.
I reviewed quite a few spring cleaning “to-do” lists from various publications, including one written by Jessica Bennett for Better Homes & Gardens on BHG.com. Most of them stressed that getting organized is the best way to begin the spring cleaning process. They recommend disposing of unwanted items cluttering up your home as a great place to start. Once you have done that, find a good place to store those items which you will not be needing during the winter months. That includes the clothing in your wardrobe which may be cluttering up your closets. You won’t be needing those winter sweaters during the dry, oven-like summers in Las Vegas.
You can find six spring cleaning chores to put on your “to-do” list this season. Don’t try and do them all in one day or one weekend. You will do a better job on each of them if you try to accomplish one per day or one per weekend. Or, if you have a lot of money, hire a cleaning company or custodial service to do all of these things for you. And if you can afford that, then I am truly envious. Either way, things are starting to look a lot better already.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.