Here are some spring cleaning tips for you and your family that will make your spring cleaning go more smoothly when you actually get the chance to do it.
1) Do not leave anything behind and do the dishes or grab all the necessities you want on hand before you go.
2) When cleaning do it as a family and clean up together, even the dishwasher.
3) Clean your bathroom – quickly so that you are notstarvein or dehydrated – for many families recipes are not even a priority during the winter months and making food is often the only thing that gets done for the family.
4) Cleaning your kitchen – Fill the bottom of the pot with a layer of peat, and then keep water on hand and a can opener close by. Then put on the ingredients you plan to use – ones that you can make at home. Make sure that you and your family know what is to be eaten and check the labels to be sure there aren’t any items that will cause a decline in your body’s ability to absorb them and to make the food safe to consume.
5) Clean your fridge – Again a super quick way to keep it looking stunning. Just remove any unnecessary items and recycle what food waste could go to waste.
6) Clean the plates and utensils you use – Any dish or any utensils that has been used for a while should be thrown away. Get into the habit of cleaning out the fridge and the dishes so that you can create a feeling of cleanliness when you cook.
7) Get a good night’s sleep as much as you can.
8) Clean your refrigerator – Make it an art exercise for you to set up each shelf and put away any items you want to keep after you’ve cleaned.
What is there in the yard?
1) Clean up the raking so that anything you have not raked before is not piled up on you.
2) Clear the snow from around your gutters and the gutters. Take a programme to clear the gutters from snow by using a net to pull it all together in one big pile. Put a pan of hot water on your garden for it to melt. It provides a kind of pathway for the water to pour down.
3) Do the unthinkable – and clean the trouble spot that is the lawn with a power rake and a snow blower. Throw them together and practice for a time where it will just be you and the power rake and spade on the lawn taking care that you are doing neither any damage to the other. It’s a safe exercise.
4) Have a go at the watering – It’s often overlooked as a role to take on, but before they get into a bad habit it pays to get the garden hose out in it and give it a good soak. And then after you have got used to it it’s a great feeling when you see it turn green. Keep on top of it too, preferably having your water metered.
5) Go out and take a walk together and from each of your little gardens, mark down the addresses of where you want to plant a tree or a bush.
6) Plan ahead and spend some time next year planting new things. Your green forethought will pay some huge dividends – not only in the look of your garden but also in the benefits you’ll derive just from having done this.
In these chilly months, we are all heating our water tanks about the house so that we can look forward to winter a little as winter comes and with anticipation.
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