Spring is here and the weather (in Florida, at least) could not be more beautiful for this time of year! What that means for many of us is that it’s time to spring clean. It’s not necessarily a fun job, but it’s one that has to be done. What does your spring cleaning look like? For us down here, it’s a nice deep clean that gets rid of all the pollen that manages to overtake our houses no matter how deep we clean them during the end of February and beginning of March. Once we get that first lovely rain, it begins to get rid of the pollen and that means everything needs a good, deep clean. For you, it might be different. For all of us, however, it’s kind of expensive. We thought we might share with you a few simple ways to ensure you are getting the most of your spring cleaning by spending the least possible amount of money.
Use baking soda
Cleaning materials are expensive, and baking soda does the same job for a lot less. By mixing it with water until a paste is formed, you can clean tubs, showers, floors and anything in between with this inexpensive cleanser.
Sell what you don’t want
I’m really guilty of taking things I no longer want, sticking them in a garbage bag and putting them at the end of the driveway. It’s the quickest way for me to declutter in a manner that works for me, and it also gives me instant satisfaction. What I should do is sell this stuff and make some money. That’s even better than saving money on spring cleaning.
Organize your office space
I cannot tell you how many times someone I see on occasion at my favorite coffee shop stops to tell me she is rushing around trying to get to the post office or the electric company or whatever to hurry up and pay a bill she forgot since she cannot get organized. You can save money on your spring cleaning by making it a point to organize your office space so you never lose another bill again.
Long-term curb appeal solutions
There are a few things you’ll want to get done right, and as such it’ll be worth the money to hire professionals for. Some of the best things to consider budgeting for are long-term solutions. This applies to things that won’t have to be done very often, or that can be done professionally once, and you could try to take it from there yourself. Take for example, the concept of landscape design. Hiring professionals to assist with your yard makes a lot of sense, as people don’t tend to it very often during the winter. Help with weed control, making sure your trees are healthy, and that your grass thrives in the coming months does wonders to the look of your home. Another example of a long-term curb appeal option for you to consider is the pavement. The constant cold and humidity will eventually damage driveways and walkways. This might start with cracks showing, and it can grow to a tripping hazard, or holes you wouldn’t want to drive over multiple times a day if you can help it. Hiring a commercial paving service is not something that you will have to do very often, as a well-established contractor will ensure that the new paving withstands several winters worth of wear and tear comfortably. Also, consider the imprinted concrete driveway near me to give you the luxury look without spending too much.
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