…Aaaaaand we’re back! Spring cleaning is in full swing here at Proguard storage. We’re already calming down the first wave a panicked homeowners who’ve swarmed our office for mini-storage units. If you can’t clean it, STORE IT, is what we always say, but we’re a bit biased.
So for those of you who relish that freshly-scrubbed home smell, who delight in to-do lists, and have been caught waiting on line at Macy’s to buy the new Wonder Mop, this one’s for you. And for those of you who go the Windex and paper towel route, we’re looking at you to.
Let’s get cleaning!
Step 1 (or 8, if you joined us from Spring Cleaning, Pt. 1):
Gutter Maintenance. Get your head (or your leaves) out of the gutter! Sweep them up and throw em out. You’ll save hundreds of dollars in backed up gutter fees by doing this just once a week.
Step 2: Outdoor Furniture. For those of us who’ve kept our furniture stored up for the winter, nows the time to break out the patio set! Run the pillows through the machine, wipe down surfaces with some Pine-Sol, and let BBQ season begin.
Step 3: Clean your garage. Seriously! Learn how HERE.
Step 4:Freshen up your bed!
Rotate and flip your mattresses.
Wash blankets and comforters, or take them to be cleaned (if you’re super fancy).
Freshen your pillows with the air (no heat) cycle of your clothes dryer.
Step 5: Clean – or redo – your bathroom.
Scrub and bleach all surfaces, wipe down your mirror.
Crack down on that medicine cabinet! Throw out whatever you haven’t used in a month.
Thoroughly clean all your towels – and DEFINITELY treat yourself to new ones.
And if a bathroom redo is in order – lucky you! – now’s the time to do it. Here are some tips.
Step 6: Clean your kitchen
Take time to clear out your pantry, kitchen cabinets, and drawers.
Wipe them out and install fresh shelf paper.
Store or donate equipment you don’t use, such as small appliances or cookware.
Discard stale spices or dated items such as baking powder.
Clean the refrigerator and freezer.
Vacuum the cooling coils under or behind your refrigerator.
Step 7: Keep your home this clean until NEXT Spring!
Simple enough, right? After you’ve ran through both our spring cleaning checklists, it’s on to the nitty-gritty. Replace faulty appliances. Wash all curtains, pillows, furniture slips: anything that could’ve accumulated dirt or – shudder – pet hair over the winter. Throw out anything you haven’t used in the past year, including mugs, hardware, documents, etc.
Then enjoy the sweet, lemon-scented bliss of your fresh, clean home! …until the guys come over.
Have any tips you want to share with our audience? Which of these steps have you already taken? Let us know in the comments below!