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The List: Time to Spring Clean the House

Here's Patch Picks ways to freshen up the inside of your home just in time for spring.

Last focused on ways to prepare the outside of the home for spring. This week we focus on how to Spring Clean the inside of your home.

  1. One of the biggest components to spring is the sunshine. In order to allow the maximum amount of light to enter your home it is important to spring-clean your windows. Clean both the inside and outside of all windows and wipe both vertically and horizontally for the best results. If you can’t reach all of them or would rather leave it to a professional, then give a call and you’ll “see the light.”

  2. One of the best parts of spring is being able to open the windows and let in some fresh air. So once all the windows are clean it’s time to check out their screens. If there are any tears or holes then it’s time to have them repaired. Spring and summer are optimum times for insects to creep their way into the home and that could become a major issue in the upcoming months.

  3. Spring is a time to air out all things so start with your vents, fans, and filters to ensure proper ventilation and circulation in your home. Technically this should be done at least once a year so if you’ve been slacking the past couple seasons, now’s the chance to start fresh. If you're not sure what to do, contact Albers Refrigeration for help. They specialize in air conditioning and heating, humidifiers, air cleaners and all things to help you breathe easy.

  4. Carpeting has had to sit through the winter collecting unseen grime so take the time to shampoo it now once the weather allows for the windows to remain open long enough for it to dry. If you don’t already own a carpet shampooer, you can rent one a local grocer or call Little Steam Clean Company on Knollwood Parkway to come in and get the job done.

  5. Spring brings out the organizer in people so take time to go through cabinets, drawers and shelves to assess if things are as tidy and practical as they could be. If they’re not and you want to rethink your kitchen design call DKI Manufacturing on NW Industrial Drive and construct a plan together in order to make the most of your space.

  6. At the very least, mattresses should be flipped and cleaned a couple times a year. If your mattress is over seven years old then it’s probably time to consider purchasing a new one. Try the at for a good deal on a new one.

  7. Simple things like new artwork or furniture pieces can go a long way towards changing the look of your house from dark winter to bright spring. If you have the money to transform your house then try shopping at  for all the things you’ll need to get started.

  8. Breathe some life into the house with houseplants and flowers. Go to a local nursery such as and cruise for your favorites. An added bonus-plants clean the air inside and help to boost moods.

  9. The most common way to spruce up your home for spring is by changing linens such as comforters, couch covers, pillows, and curtains to lighter and brighter colors. Places like at the Mills are known for great décor deals that will allow you to make simple changes that add up to dramatic differences.

  10. The biggest part of Spring Cleaning that many tend to hate is the actual cleaning. Be sure to hit the base boards and dust everything including ceiling fans and ceilings for dust and old spider  webs. Its also a good idea to polish wood flooring and fixtures and touch up the trim on your doorways and windows with paint. Any area grocer or store that sells household cleaning products can help you out with this task including . 

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