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While it feels like it has take FOREVER, Spring is finally here! I am so excited for sandels, shorts, family hikes, picnics and pool days. Before I can enjoy all of those amazing things there are a few things I need to get done around the house so I will stop thinking about them and enjoy time with my family instead. A few months ago I read a great book. It was all about simplifying my life so that I could enjoy more of what was truly important to me. We spend 5 mintutes each evening doing a clean up of our main living areas and kitchen. Its wonderful to wake up to a clean kitchen in the morning. On Sunday afternoons we spend a bit more time and do a more in depth cleaning of the house, usually mowing the lawn and a few outside tasks as well.
If you live in the South you now the struggle that is mosquitos during the Summer. I can be eaten alive in a few minutes and in that past is has made me spend more time inside while my friends and family are outside enjoying themselves. This year we had Mosquito Joe come out and spray our front and back yard. During their walk around assessment the owner explained to me a few reason why our mosquito problem has been so bad in the past. We have a double sided fence and sprinkles turn on water settles between the fences, in a warm and dark area which is a mosquitos favorite kind place to hang out. Not to mention our neighbors awesome pool that mosquitos also think is pretty great. Mosquito Joe was able to place a pellet repellant along my fence line that is kid and pet safe. For the bulk of our yard and larget trees they used a spray to cover the area. I saw results within a day of hanging outside and am so excited for a outdoor Summer! Sign up for your first service online with the code BUZZONLINE and get $25 off.
Now that the outside of my house is pest free, I’m excited to invite a few neighbors over to have dinner and hang out. Monthly I like to really do a deep clean and get the sinks, range and oven sparkling like they are new. Krud Kutter Kitchen Degreaser All-Purpose Cleaner is the one cleaner that is tough on those kitchen grease & grime stains and it’s non-toxic & safe for food prep surfaces.
With my sink clean it’s also time to replace my sponges. I like to do this every few weeks normally, but spring cleaning is a good way to set the timer. Scrub Daddy has a variety of sponges that are great for cleaning any dish, pot or pan you can come up with. They even have an attachment that is perfect for items like baby bottles with narrow openings and hard to reach bottoms. Now if I can get my preschooler to leave it on the sink and stop taking it to his play kitchen to be his flower garden.
There are a few other things I love about Spring, one is gardens. My neighbors have the most beautiful gardens in their back yard, mine flopped this year, maybe next year will be better. Anyway, just today I trekked over to their back yard and with their permission of course snipped off a few springs of fresh mint for my iced tea. Now my entire kitchen smells amazing. If you’re anything like me scissors have designated uses in your house. I used these awesome Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors to clip that mint from the garden and trim back a few other plants as well. I keep a pair in my office for work and crafting and another pair for household uses.
Here in Central Texas we live with water restrictions due to ongoing drought issues. We are regulated on how often and when we can water our lawns, and while there is no restrictions on indoor water usage it does make you pause and think if you are being as conservative as you could be. This spring we are changing our shower heads to the Waterpik: WaterSense Shower Head. Not only do they give your shower a fresh look, have 6 options for adjustable pressure, but are great for helping conserve water usage as well.
My last way to refresh the home for spring is to pack up unused items. Make boxes for donations, trash and to pack away. After you’ve filled your boxes, deliver to the appropriate places. For the boxes your packing away, make them easy to find with Duck Brand Pack & Track labels. Simple select what is in the box, what room it’s designated for and attach the printed label to make them easy to find later when you need them.
With these 6 great products to help refresh your home this Spring, I know you will be relaxing and enjoying your clean and organized home in no time.