Wrap up your spring cleaning and enjoy!

March 30, 2021
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

Hang in there, don't give up! You are so close to having the entire house ready for Spring and Summer. Just a few more tips for cleaning items that are often overlooked or forgotten.

- Clean your oven. Most ovens have a self-clean option but don't forget to wipe it out after the cycle and cool down. Also, take this time to detail clean the cook top. I just picked up a really cool tool that has a pencil-tip-sized rubber piece at one end and a small brush at the other for getting into all the cracks and crevices.

- Disinfect those toys. It is so easy to forget about this because you are busy and the bulk of them are probably underneath the most popular picks. Throw them in the dishwasher if they can handle it.

- You might wipe out your fridge regularly but how long has it been since you cleared the expired items from the fridge and pantry. Now is the time! Move the trash can close by and get to work.

- Curtains, blankets and throw pillows. You DO NOT even want to think about how long it has been since you washed these so don't (think about it, that is) DO IT! You are going to feel like a million bucks when you get this finished. Make sure you use the fun-smelling detergent/dryer adds.

- Get your spray and a good cleaning cloth and start at the front door. Wipe down the door, inside and out, then check the door jamb and surrounding wall area. Sometimes the wall around the light switch needs attention, so don't forget to check here.

Now you are ready. Kick your feet up, grab a glass of lemonade and enjoy your fresh, clean home!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” here.

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