While the nation is encouraging social distancing, it is pretty easy to go stir crazy. A great way to feel productive and pass the time is by deep cleaning and organizing your home! We're offering a list of ideas ...
Whether you organize your pantry, or clean your tub for a much needed self-care soak, there are a variety of things you can do that are productive, will aid in keeping your family healthy, and will allow you to truly enjoy your free time once the quarantine is over. Here's our checklist of some self-quarantine cleaning projects you might not have thought of:
🔹 Dust, pretty much everywhere
🔹 Organize your junk drawers
🔹 Clean air vents
🔹 Wash pillows
🔹 Clean reusable grocery bags
🔹 Clean out and scrub trash cans
🔹 Clean windows and mirrors
🔹 Clean your makeup and brushes
🔹 Clean blinds and window hangings
🔹 Clean rugs, mats and carpets
🔹 Clean or replace the shower curtain
🔹 Deep clean the oven, microwave and sink
🔹 Get at that grout in the bathrooms and kitchen
🔹 Turn and vacuum your mattresses
🔹 Polish stainless steel surfaces and wood furniture
🔹 Deep clean the drains in the kitchen and bathrooms
🔹 Clean the vacuum cleaner and other cleaning tools
🔹 Wash and detail your cars
If you've gone through closets and storage boxes and made a pile of things to get rid of, keep in mind that trash disposal services are already being overwhelmed with more trash than is normal -- everybody else is at home doing spring cleaning too!
Don't put everything you've purged out for trash pickup all at once. And please don't just drop stuff off at charitable organizations' door steps! Charities can't accept donations of objects right now (for obvious contamination reasons) and certainly don't have the funds to pay for removal of things left outside at their door (stuff left outside without permission is called "dumping" ... not cool).
So go ahead and clean, de-clutter, and purge ... but be considerate and wait a bit before disposing of unwanted bulky items. Set up a zone in your garage or basement for these, and when things get back to normal, then deal with the final removal. A minor inconvenience for you for a short amount of time ... "this too shall pass".
However, once your storage areas are cleaned out, it might be a good idea to create a better system for storing what's left. We can still be reached by phone and email during this time, so feel free to plan and get advice for revamping that closet, pantry, whatever ... we look forward to helping you! (215) 855-4400, firstname.lastname@example.org
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