I hope you all had a lovely Easter. Ours was nice. Nice enough. We had a very short trip home, less than 24 hours, and a late night of driving back. Fail. But it's always good to be home... even if your home is a super hot mess when you walk in.
With that being said today I'm going to share some organizing tips from Martha.
Mondays with Martha
Spring House Cleaning Solutions!
1. Deep Clean Rugs & Carpets
2. Clean Window Treatments
-- Make sure to take down your draperies and launder or dry-clean them; dust off blinds and clean with a sponge. Freeing these areas of dust helps to refresh the air in your home so you can breathe easy. I know our drop cloth drapes could use a cleaning -- they seem to attract my dogs hair... fail. 3. Replace Outside Doormats -- Give your front door a fresh new look for spring. Replace your winter ravaged doormat with a new one -- you can even DIY a new one if you like! I can't wait to hit the ground running with this warmer weather and make a new one for the front porch!
4. Check Batteries in Smoke Alarms
5. Organize Your Home Office
6. Make the Laundry Room More Efficient
7. Service Air Conditioners
-- Inspect your air conditioning units. Make sure to remove and clean filters (or replace if disposable), and vacuum vents on window units. If you have central air, have a professional service it. I'm thinking this is hopping high to the list since our thermostat keeps turning off on it's own... seems like the unit still functions, but the actual thermostat just goes blank. Anyone else ever had this problem?!?
8. Clean your Coffee Maker
9. Prevent Bugs
-- Does Anyone else have a potato or roly poly oly bug problem like we do? What a random bug to have crawling around. As the weather warms, insects return in search of food. Time to make sure all dry goods are stored in airtight containers. Wash your pet's dishes as soon as they finish meals.
10. Clean House Siding
-- Whether it be wood or vinyl, the siding on your house needs a good rinse down with a garden hose about twice a year.
11. Prepare Your Outside Spaces
-- Make sure you are ready when you'll want to go sit out there! Start picking up and prepping your deck or outdoor space now so that you can just relax when the weather is right! I think I might try something like this on my side yard!
12. Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet.
-- Go through and restock supplies, discard old medicines, refill prescriptions, and replace any expired cosmetics.
13. Prep For Summer Guests
14. Host a Garage Sale
15. Get Set to Grill
With all this now laid out for us I guess I better get to working! :)
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