the Fruin Group
Apr 01, 2013
Spring is a time of new beginnings in Eugene – and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you’re anything like many of us here at the Fruin Group, some of these tasks are long overdue!
Here are some tips to get you started – and keep you focused. We’re looking forward to using these tips ourselves!
If you’re doing a deep spring clean, try not to put all of the pressure on yourself. Make the event a family affair and assign your spouse or your kids some chores. Or throw a cleaning party and offer pizza to everyone who comes to help.
It’s extremely helpful to have a plan before you get started. Is the kitchen your biggest trouble spot? The master bedroom? Create a detailed plan of attack and you’ll increase your chance of success. Many people find it best to go room by room so there’s a sense of accomplishment when they finish in a particular area.
Of course, you’ll want to make sure you have protective gear like rubber gloves if you’re dealing with chemical cleaners, and even a particle mask if you’ve got some serious dust. Or try using some of the many green cleaning products that are now available. Spring cleaning is also the perfect time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment. And it’s a good idea to refresh (or start) your family emergency kit.
The tips below will help get you going. If you need more, just do a web search for spring cleaning and you’ll find tons of sites with useful information and detailed checklists.
Hey, you’ve done enough for one spring cleaning cycle, haven’t you? Let’s leave the garage for another time!
One final tip: It’s best to leave sweeping and vacuuming for last in each room.
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