Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - by Brandi Pearl Thompson, president, Greater Chattanooga Realtors
Believe it or not, winter is over and spring is knocking at the door! It’s time to make your home sparkle and shine with a bit of spring cleaning. Cleaning out clutter and grabbing the vacuum are some of the more obvious chores, but here are four tasks that you might not think of that can help get your house ready for those warmer temps and longer days ahead:
Dusting those forgotten places. Sure, you know the main areas. Tables? Check. Mantle? Got it. Lampshade.
Done. But what about the top of the doorway? Those family pictures hanging in the hallway? Paying attention to these areas can really make your home sparkle. And dust before you vacuum, that way your vacuum can help get rid of some of that dust as it falls to the floor. And while you have your vacuum out…
Get the nasty stuff from behind your big kitchen appliances. Remember that half-eaten chicken nugget you dropped and rolled between that crack between the stove and refrigerator? Well it’s still there, probably with some other “friends.” It’s time to tackle all the forgotten food crumbs and massive dust bunnies that are living behind the stove and refrigerator. Cleaning these items can also help improve the smell of your home, too!
Cleaning your garbage cans. Certainly not one of the more glamorous tasks, but this can be a great way to combat germs and odors inside your home. Kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms, give them all a thorough cleaning. Oh, and don’t forget to check those outdoor garbage cans and recycling containers.
Replacing your home’s air filters. Spring brings a lot of great things with it, but it also brings pollen. This yellow stuff can trigger allergies and make it harder to breath. And this isn’t limited to just the outdoors. To help make your home’s air quality be the best, make sure you replace those air filters on a regular basis. Check with your particular system to find out the recommended time to change these filters and your lungs will thank you.
Don’t let that late winter dirt get you down. Check off these chores now, and by the time spring arrives, you’ll have more time to spend outside and enjoy all that the Greater Chattanooga area has to offer.