Do Your Spring Cleaning Like Martha Stewart

The Mountain Life Team Blogger March 22, 2010

Spring CleaningSpring is here and Blairsville Homeowners are starting their respective Spring Cleaning rituals.

In some households, Spring Cleaning is best tackled in a single weekend filled with rubber gloves, ratty clothes, and sweat. In other homes, it’s a less serious undertaking.  Either way, to clean a home from top-to-bottom, you need to have a plan.

If you’ve never used the Martha Stewart, 9-step Spring Cleaning Organizer, check it out. It covers the basics:

Cleaning shades and windows

Sorting through wardrobes for “old” clothes

Cleaning and rotating mattresses and cushions

    For most of the cleaning, everyday household cleansers and a vacuum or rags will do the trick.

    There are a few items on the list, however, that require heavy-duty appliances; ones you may not keep at-home.  For example, cleaning carpets is best-handled with a steam cleaner.  You can choose to rent cleaning equipment from a local hardware store, or considering hiring an Angie’s List contractor to do the job.  It’ll be more expensive, but the job will be done properly.

    Also on the list is a reminder to check batteries in smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.

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