5 Tips to Get Ready for Spring

Get your home ready for spring

Winter may seem to be never ending this year especially in the midwest, but spring is just around the corner, bringing with it the promise of warmer weather, spring showers, and bright colors. Make the most of the weather and dust off the winter blues.

5 Ways to Get Ready For Spring

Tip 1: Take Out the Trash

Clutter and trash can build up over the winter, hiding in garages, corners of bedrooms, or even kitchen pantries. One of the first things you can do when the warm weather arrives is clean out the trash. Pick a nice Saturday and grab some trash bags. Start with a room and throw out all the trash you can find. Kleenex and snack wrappers are common items in teen bedrooms. Getting all of the trash out of the house will make it easier for follow up tasks.

Tip 2: Clean Up the Clutter

Springtime is a great opportunity to go through your things and recycle, donate, or throw out unused belongings. Old or outdated clothing, toys, and obsolete electronics can build up. Getting rid of clutter will make your home feel less messy.

Tip 3: Organize Your Home

The next step for getting your home ready for spring is organization. It’s easy when “hibernating” during the winter for things to become disorganized. Clothing, books, toys and games are all easily put out of place when dealing with cabin fever. Once again, it’s best to go room by room and organize them to your liking. This is also useful if you plan on having friends or family over to celebrate the warmer weather.

Tip 4: Clean Up the Inside

Spring is often associated with cleaning. The warm weather brings a brightness and a refreshing change from the cold. It’s a great opportunity to do a deep clean of your home. Open the windows and air out the stuffiness of winter. Many families don’t completely neglect cleaning over the winter, but Spring is the perfect time for a deep clean. Carpet cleaning, dusting, and a good hard scrub of the bathrooms and kitchen can make your home feel new again.</p?

Tip 5: Clean Up the Outside, Too

Just like the inside of your home, the outside can use some clean up after a long winter. Dirt and debris can be left behind by snow, and the humid weather can cause a build up of mold, mildew, and algae. Take a quick look at the outside of your home - are there blackish brown spots on the siding? Black streaks on your roof? Mold or dirt on your sidewalk and driveway? While you can do some of the exterior cleaning yourself, it’s often easier to hire a pressure cleaning service such as Agent Clean. Be sure to ask about soft pressure washing for the siding and roof, as high pressure washing can damage the outside of your home.

Winter might be long, but spring is just around the corner. Getting your home cleaned, decluttered, and organized will help you enjoy the changing of the season, and make it easy to host friends and family for those spring barbecues.

Top Tips for the New Year

The holiday season is over and a new decade has arrived, and with it a wave of New Year resolutions. The new year is also a great time to focus on organization and cleaning, a proverbial "out with the old, in with the new." Here are a few tips from Agent Clean for making the most out of your New Year resolutions.

Cleaning Tips for 2020

Clean the Closets. Throughout the year, closets are common places for clutter and untouched dirt. A great starting point for your 2020 cleaning and organizing is your closets. Cleaning up and clearing space in your closets also provides potential storage for when you organize other areas of your home.

Pro tip: collect your cleaning supplies such as dusters, disinfectant, dust pan and hand broom in a bucket. Then when you clean the closets, you have all of your supplies at hand and a bucket for dirt or trash.

Dust the Drawers. Another culprit for collecting clutter are cabinets and drawers. They're easy to toss knick knacks into, and over time can fill up with junk or misplaced belongings. Dust also tend to accumulate. Empty the drawers and use a basic cleaner or vacuum to remove dirt and grime. With the drawers empty you can organize items into proper places, as well as dispose of any trash or junk.

Finish the Floors. Vacuuming and carpet cleaning is best done after you've finished cleaning your closets, cabinets, and drawers, as dust tends to become airborne as you clean out other spaces. Vacuum your floors, and clean the edges. You may opt to mop hard floors to remove dirt or grime that has stuck on, as well as disinfect.

Pro tip: Do one more once over with a duster after you vacuum, as dust tends to settle on furniture afterwards.

Schedule Spring Cleaning. The New Year is also a great time to schedule yearly spring cleaning for the exterior of your home. Gutters, concrete, and windows are common areas on the exterior of your home that tend to need a yearly or bi-yearly cleaning. Agent Clean offers custom cleaning service packages with "while we're there" pricing. Find a location near you and call for a free estimate.