6 Tips for a Successful Spring Cleaning

There’s something about the sun shining and the birds chirping that reminds us that spring is in the air!

And with spring time also comes the need to do some spring cleaning. It’s the perfect time of year to throw out the old, organize and make sure your home is working order and tip top shape.

This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Everyone has their own idea on what spring cleaning means to them. For some it could simply mean going through a few old toys or book shelves and giving a box of stuff away to the nearest thrift shop.

For others, it could be a complete deep clean of the entire house!]

No matter how thorough  you choose to be- there are a few important areas of your house everyone should put on their spring cleaning list

 

Blinds

Remember kids and cords don’t mix.

As you are going through your house check out blinds and replace older corded window products with today’s safer products. In doing so, make sure you look for the Best for Kids™ certification label as you do your shopping. This makes it easier to identify products that are best suited for your home.

Be sure to use cordless window covering products or that have inaccessible cords in homes with young children. To learn more information be sure to check out the Window Covering Safety Council

PSA: Only Use Cordless Window Coverings with Young Children from Window Covering Safety Council on Vimeo.

 

It is is so important to make sure you blinds are safe for children, even if you don’t regularly have children in your home, please consider updating them as you really never know when a child might be in your home.  It only takes a moment for an accident to occur.  Children are known for their curiosity and something tragic could happen so quickly.

Spring time is the perfect time to make these important safety precautions that will give everyone your life peace of mind.

Smoke Detector

It’s recommended to change your smoke detector batters at least once a year.

Why not make it easy to remember and do it every spring time?

Once you being your spring cleaning check the batteries in your smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.

 

Clean Under Furniture and Appliances

It’s amazing how much dirt and grime can accumulate under your couches and dressers and other large furniture.

Even if you move the big stuff around once a year to vacuum, dust or carpet clean it is better than never at all.

 

Wardrobe Transition

Clean out your closets of winter clothes and freshen it up with your spring time clothes. It keeps your closet more organized and things feel fresher.

You can get under the bed bins to keep your winter clothes in and it will help you store them nicely until you need them again.

As you take your spring clothes out of storage remember to launder them before putting them in your closet.

 

Gutter Maintenance 

Be sure to  clean and repair gutters and downspouts every spring before heavy rains begin and late in autumn after leaves have fallen.

 

Seasonal Changes

Put away the shovels, snow blowers,  boots, salt, scrapers and other winter gear and bring out the potting soil, gardening tools, and bikes.

Be sure to sweep away debri or old leaves from the fall that may have accumulated throughout the winter.

 

 

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