Install or Replace the Vinyl Siding On Your Home
When it comes to making your home look nice and beautiful on the outside, it’s important that you maintain it without having to spend a lot of time and money. Installing or replacing worn out or cracked vinyl siding helps protect your home from the elements. This way, you don’t have to spend a lot of time constantly repairing rotten wood and painting your home.
Here in Memphis, the weather can be very unpredictable. That is why installing vinyl siding to help insulate and protect your home from the elements can help you save money on your utility bills and maintenance cost.
Replace Air Filters and Clean Out Your Furnace
Other than it helps keep your home smelling nice and fresh, replacing your air filters also help reduce the cost of running your furnace. A clean filter means cleaner air and this can be a health benefit to those who are allergic to pollen and other airborne particles.
According to Sylvene: Indoor Health Matters, “Air conditioner ducts build up dust during winter, and upgraded filters catch unwanted particles so they don’t enter your space.”
So if you want to save money on keeping your home clean in the long run, it is best to replace your filters and clean out your furnace on a regular basis.
You can also purchase an air purifier if you want to back up the quality of your indoor air. It will also help reduce cooking and animal odors and make your home smell extra fresh without having to resort to buying chemical air fresheners.
Clean Out Your Faucets and Showerheads Using Baking Soda and Vinegar
Yes, you heard that right! You can use baking soda and vinegar to clean out your faucets and showerheads.
To do so, collect the following:
- A plastic sandwich bag (big enough to cover the shower head)
- A rubber band
- Baking soda
- A soft cloth
- Fill the bag with vinegar and baking soda
- Wrap a rubber band around the neck of the showerhead (or faucet) so it’s tight enough to grip the bag
- Cover the head using the bag and the rubberband
- Wait one hour
- Take the bag off the showerhead
- Turn on the water to flush the gunk out
- Dry the area with a soft towel
If you need to give either your faucet or showerhead a deeper clean, then it would be best to either consult a professional or (with the case of the shower head) remove it and manually clean out any debris and place it back on.
And Most Importantly…Make Spring Cleaning Fun!
Whether it’s turning on some music to get you in the mood or hiring a professional to help clean your home and garage or outdoor shed for you, making spring cleaning fun can help get the job done faster and be less tedious.
Spring cleaning should be a time to focus on new growth for yourself, your family and your home. So don’t make tidying up painful on yourself, think of springing ahead in life.
If you want to, you can either throw a cleaning party and/or come up with a game that involves points and awards (ex. Section off areas of your home and yard and assign them to different family members. Whoever gets their section cleaned out first wins a free lunch or play day at their favorite spot).
Hopefully, by following these spring cleaning tips, you’ll have a home that’s good and ready for spring and be the stand-out in your neighborhood.
In the meantime, tell us, which of our tips did you find the most helpful? Are there any others that you recommend that we add onto our list? Let us know in the comments below!