April 24th, 2015 | Spring Cleaning
Don't know where to begin with your spring cleaning projects? This handy checklist can help you spruce up, room by room, and in no time flat!
Dust refrigerator coils. Unplug the fridge and clean the coils, either with your vacuum's crevice attachment or with a refrigerator-coil brush, available at hardware stores.
Defrost the freezer. Power off and empty freezer contents. Wipe interior with a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda per 1 quart hot water.
Swap heavy curtains and throws for lighter-weight ones. After cleaning, store linens by rolling them around an acid-free tube wrapped in a clean sheet of cotton, muslin or polyethylene; consider labeling each roll.
Rotate mattress. Turn over mattresses to distribute the wear; replace with cool-weather bedding.
Clean pillows. Most can be machine-washed to rid them of mold, bacteria and odors. Check labels if you're not sure.
Discard expired beauty products. Place in a plastic trash bag and keep them out of reach of children and pets.
Update first aid kit. Check supplies of bandages and ointments and make sure you keep a list of emergency numbers, especially for the nearest poison control center
Donate old apparel. Charities happily accept old clothing and may even pick up your items. Don't forget to get a receipt for tax purposes.
Source: Martha Stewart Living