Has spring sprung for you yet? For many, spring means that annual task: Spring Cleaning. Like Erma Bombeck, who preferred to “sweep the room with a glance” rather than a broom or vacuum, you want it to be easy to tackle.
Here are some of our favorite tips to make the process a little easier:
1. Open the windows to let some fresh air in.
2. Keep your supplies in a convenient carrier that you can move easily from room to room.
3. Plan for easy meals for the days you will be busy with cleaning.
4. Use common household standards for cleaning rather than harsh chemicals. Baking soda scrubs without scratching, vinegar can clean most items, even used coffee grounds can be used as a mild scrub and deodorizer (see below).
5. Have upholstery and carpeting professionally cleaned rather than attempting to clean them yourself.
6. Use empty laundry baskets to pile in anything that you need others to sort through themselves. This is a good time to add a basket for items to be donated.
7. Set a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and focus on cleaning during that time. When the timer goes off, take a break, then set the timer again, and focus on cleaning for the time. Breaking the work up into small chunks makes it less intimidating.
8. Check your pantry and refrigerator for items shoved to the back months ago. Check expiration dates. Can’t see the date? Perhaps it is time to follow the old rule: “When in doubt, throw it out.”
9. Clean the door handles, switch plates and knobs around the house. When was the last time you did that?
10. This is the most important one: Clean your coffeemaker. Scrub components of the machine then run a vinegar solution through followed by a couple clean water runs. Your coffee will taste better!
Spring is also – that’s right, you guessed it – a good time to stock up on some new coffees for your pantry (after all, you’ll have plenty of room once you clean it out!). Let us help by offering you 10% off your order of $30 or more at www.enjoybettercoffee.com.*
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*Discount valid through 4/4/2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST with $30 minimum order at www.enjoybettercoffee.com, Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
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