I am watching the trees intently outside my windows! Buds are starting to pop open and leaves are just beginning to emerge. I am so excited. That means...it is beginning to look a lot like spring rather than still feeling like winter! During this time at home as we self-isolate...as you wait for that warm spring weather...you may want to get started on those Spring Cleaning items on our yearly checklist.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
Clean out the garage.
Inspect the roof and gutter.
Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.
Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.
Donate clothes not worn for more than two years.
Wash walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.
Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.
Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.
Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.
Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves.
Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.
Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.
Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.
Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator.
Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.
Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.
Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn mattresses.
Move furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.
Have a garage sale.