The Spring Cleaning We’re Putting Off
A lot of us are well into our spring cleaning, but we’re skirting around certain projects. They’re the ones that we say we’re not sure how to do, that we don’t have the right tools, that it’s getting late, and so on. Towards the end of spring, though, we’ll either have to buckle down and finish the job or live with unfinished projects.
1. Getting Rid of Wasp Nests
This can be a tricky one. Now, if the nest is empty and the wasps died in the winter, no problem. If it’s a new nest, you’ll need to be very careful. This guide was put together by the people at wikiHow.com and it has some great advice. There are just two things we want to add:
- When you bundle up to combat the wasps, put a leather jacket over the other layers you wear. Not only will this make you look cool, but the thick material should stop most if not all stingers.
- Don’t try the Shop-vac trick they mention in the footnotes. You should never spray a propellent into any sort of engine. The results can be disastrous.
2. Disposing of Old Paints, Pills, and Poisons
As you work, you might notice bottles of old cleaning products, expired pills, or ancient paint cans collecting dust under your sink, in your cabinets, or scattered about the garage. How do you get rid of these things safely?
Go to Earth911.com. They can give the address and phone number of the nearest facility that safely disposes of old chemicals and medication.
3. Cleaning the Gutters
Fall has passed and filled your gutter with leaves. Winter made sure that the they got good and damp. Spring rain will ensure your gutters overflow, unless you clean them out. Now, if you have a multistory home, don’t own a sturdy ladder, or don’t feel comfortable with heights, hire a professional.
If you’re up to the task, try this guide from Jason Gurkis. It’s a bit long, but it’s very helpful.
4. The Nooks and Crannies
So you’ve cleaned the floors, washed the windows, organized the attic, and done every task you can think of. So why do you have the sinking suspicion you’ve missed something?
Well, there are a lot of little things that can slip by, and to help you catch them, Andrea at Simple Organized Living has put together this great guide.
5. The Carpets
Here’s where Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning can help. Here’s an article with 8 easy ways to keep your carpet clean longer, with everything from doggie towels to how you should blot. We hope it helps you as you keep your home and carpets looking fresh and clean.
Now, if you look down at your carpet and have trouble remembering what the original color was, it’s probably time for a professional carpet cleaning. Just follow this link, put your zipcode into the Franchise Finder, and you’ll get the right number to call and some carpet cleaning coupons. Enjoy!