Whether you’ve just moved into your new home or you have been in that home for a few months, it is time to start thinking about giving it a nice, deep cleaning for spring. Here are some of the best tips for making your home ready for summer:
- Get rid of your extra clothes. Chances are, you probably have a large pile of clothes that you do not actually wear. If you did not purge our closet before you moved, now is the time to do it. Think critically about each piece of clothing. When was the last time you wore it? Does it actually fit? Would you wear it even if it does fit? If the answer to any one of these questions is no, give it away, sell it online, or throw it out.
- Clean out your dryer vent. I’m not talking about the little screen that you pull out and clean the lint off of, I’m talking about the vent. This vent gets just as clogged with lint as your screen does, and it is less rarely cleaned. If you often have to run your cycle twice in order to get your clothes clean, it is time to clean out that vent.
- Change the filter in your cooling system. Spring is the ideal time to open up your air conditioners and change their vents. If you have window units in each room of your home, do this to every single unit. If you have central air, open up your compressor and change the vent. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, call a professional to do it for you. This one small step will significantly decrease the amount of money you have to spend to cool your home.
- Switch to washing with cold water. If you are looking for a way to save money on your power bill during this season, why not switch to washing with cold water? You could save more than fifty dollars a year, just by making this one small change, and spring is the perfect time to make that change, when it is no longer so cold that running cold water in your lines could lead to freezing.