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Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring into Action on the Homefront

By Francisca Mendoza, Community Program Assistant

Spring is here, and that means it's time to spring into action and do some cleaning around the house or apartment. Cleaning and getting rid of "stuff" that might have accumulated over the winter brightens up your surroundings and your mood. But you need to get organized.
  • First, schedule your cleaning days.
  • Next, gather all your cleaning materials. Dollar stores offer cleaning supplies at an affordable price. 
  • Finally, start cleaning and sorting through things. Sell items at a garage sale to earn a little extra money, or give them to churches or thrift shops. 


Spring is also a good time to check your water heater, vents, air conditioner(s), and household appliances to make sure they are in good shape or if they need replacement or repair. Preventing unexpected break downs will save you money and help you avoid stress.

So, get your spring cleaning and checkups done — and then go out and enjoy the warm weather! For more home maintenance tips, visit http://z.umn.edu/vmj.

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