Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist
Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Do you run and hide at the mention of the words “spring cleaning?” If you’re like most of us, the answer is yes. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task, though! By taking on one room at a time, you can ensure every area of your home gets the attention it needs without trying to do it all at once. Follow this room- by-room spring cleaning checklist to help ensure your home is cleaned from top to bottom. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  The Kitchen

It’s easiest to tackle spring cleaning by breaking your home down into sections. This makes the entire process feel much less overwhelming. For your kitchen, begin by emptying all your drawers, cabinets, and fridge to give them a good cleaning while empty. As you take out all of your food, pay attention to expirations dates and toss out old or unwanted items. Next, give all of your appliances a good scrub. Your oven, stovetop, microwave, and sink could all use a thorough cleaning. To finish things up, wipe down and sanitize your countertops, drawer or cabinet handles, backsplash, sink, and kitchen floor (after sweeping or vacuuming). 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Living Room

Your living room is a hotspot for dust, dirt, and pollen. With many people coming in and out, it can be tricky to keep this area clean. Begin by dusting everything (and we mean everything). This includes ceiling fans, light fixtures, shelves, blinds, furniture, tabletops, decor, air vents, and more. After you’ve dusted, vacuum your furniture and floors to cut down on any pollen which could have been tracked in on family member’s clothes or shoes. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

  Bathrooms

By now, you can see the routine. Clear out your bathroom cabinets and drawers to give them a good cleaning and then reorganize. Deep clean your bathroom sinks, toilets, and mirrors. Finish everything off by sweeping and then mopping the floors. As you clean, keep an eye out for any grout lines which may need to be resealed. Lastly, don’t forget to give those bathroom curtains, rugs, and decorative towels a wash; we know it’s been awhile. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Bedrooms

Time to put your washer to work! Wash your pillows, comforters or duvets, curtains, sheets, and blankets. While everything is in the wash, flip your mattress if needed. Follow the same dusting routine as you did with your living room, by wiping down decor, baseboards, light switches, lighting fixtures, and more. If your bedrooms are carpeted, consider shampooing them for a much deeper clean than only vacuuming.

Insider tip: If you have pets, you can actually try raking your carpet every year to pull up pet hair that the vacuum can’t get on its own. Rake before you vacuum and you’ll be astonished at the amount of hair you might pull up.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Indoor Air

All of this cleaning can help your home feel fresh and comfortable to live in. However, installing an air purification system is the only way to ensure airborne contaminants are regularly removed from your home. Without an air purification system, a large amount of allergens could be floating throughout your home this spring. Simply contact Island Air to discuss air purification solutions and find which system best suits the needs of your home and your family. 

Learn More

Give us a call at (251) 943-4709 to ensure your home’s air is clean and healthy to breathe. For more information on our services, visit our website at https://callislandair.com/ or email us at islandair@callislandair.com. We are your trusted American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in South Baldwin County, AL. 

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5 Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeover Ideas You’ll Love

Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeover
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5 Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeover Ideas You’ll Love

In South Baldwin County we spend a lot of time outdoors, especially as the weather begins to warm up. Your backyard should be a place everyone in the family can enjoy. In fact, there are many ways to spruce up your yard without spending too much time or money. Before spring arrives, check out these budget-friendly backyard makeover ideas.

A Fire Ring

Whether it’s for cooking out, roasting s’mores, or just spending time with friends and family, a fire ring is a great addition to your backyard! Fire rings (or fire pits) can be extremely simple to make, and you can spend countless hours enjoying yours! Visit familyhandyman.com for a great beginner-level tutorial on how to build your own. Be sure to surround your fire ring with chairs so your family and friends are comfortable when gathering together around the fire.

Add Some New Plants

Out with the old, in with the new! You would be surprised at how much of a difference adding some new greenery can make. Consider Daylily, a beautiful flower which thrives in South Baldwin County. There are a range of colors available, and they typically grow to a few feet tall. Another great flower is the Gaillardia. Not only are these perennials drought-resistant, but they attract butterflies as well! Your home will truly shine with these colorful plants accenting your yard and home. 

Outdoor Decor

Home decor extends to the outdoors as well! Your deck or patio space can transform without needing intense renovations. A great way to spruce up your space is by adding an outdoor rug. Choose an interesting pattern or a rug with a pop of color to make your yard stand out. Add some simple outdoor furniture pieces and even hang some wall art if you can. Additionally, outdoor lighting can take your backyard one step further. Drape string lights across your outdoor living area to create a cozy feel. Adding lanterns will also add to the soft lighting and aid in fully transforming your outdoor space.

Hammock Fun

Something as simple as adding some hammocks to your backyard can reshape your home. If you have sturdy trees, hang a hammock or two between them! Hammock stands are also available if you don’t have large enough trees. You can pick from many different hammock designs to perfectly personalize your yard. Your family will spend countless hours hanging out in the hammocks. Don’t overlook the effect such a simple addition can have!

Stand Out Fence

If you have a wooden fence surrounding your property, there are so many creative things you can do! Painting the inside of the fence as a mural can be a fun activity with the family that also adds some color to your space. Another budget-friendly activity can be found here: a marble fence! Take a drill and cut various small holes across your fence. Use a rubber mallet to push colored marbles into the holes, and voila! Using different sized marbles will add additional dimension. When the sunlight shines through the colorful marbles you will be amazed. 

Indoor Comfort

While you spruce up your backyard and spend more time outdoors, don’t let your home’s indoor comfort slip your mind. An efficient HVAC system is crucial to feeling comfortable in your home all year round. As the temperature starts to rise and you find yourself spending more time readying your outdoor space, enroll in a maintenance plan from Island Air to keep your comfort up to date as well. Routine maintenance will catch repairs early on and help  your system run smoothly throughout every season. 

Learn More

Give us a call at (251) 943-4709 to keep your system in top shape. For more information on our services, visit our website at https://callislandair.com/ or email us at islandair@callislandair.com. We are your trusted American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in South Baldwin County, AL. 

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