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Here comes Spring!

Mellow, mild, May day,

calling children out to play.

Summer’s on her way!

Butterflies in trees,

brilliant sunsets, starry eves.

Time for ice cream, please!

Such wonderful words by Patricia L. Cisco in this Haiku.

Does it say about Spring! Yes! Bet I am not the only one who’s excited for Spring, right?

Oh, Spring! Seems that it’s the rebirth of the land, where colors will be in sight once again. Not to mention the fresh scents of flowers and greenery that fills the land.
We want to enjoy Springtime and I know you wanted that too. Spring means bright and sunny, and we wanted our homes to be the same way too. We wanted to do some cleaning that winter didn’t allow us because we’d rather pull those blankets on and tuck ourselves in bed, or simply, the weather isn’t just right to do some cleaning.

But now’s the time, it’s Spring and time to put those skis away and bring out our bikes and kayak.

While there are a lot of Spring cleaning tips from using boiled water, vinegar, baking soda and lemon for your floors, sinks, and faucets to cleaning the windows and patio with soaps and detergents, here are some tips from Real Simple

Here are a couple of cleaning tips that you can use around the house to avoid those toxic chemical cleaners.

For your toilet, use this DIY cleaner:

  • Mix 1 cup baking soda with 15 drops of tea tree essential oil and 15 drops of lemon or orange essential oil.
  • Let the mixture sit in the bowl for 30 minutes.
  • Then scrub the bowl with a toilet bowl brush.

After you flush the toilet, it will be sparkling clean and your bathroom will have a fresh scent.

For the Kitchen, here are step-by-step directions on how to create the same effect on your garbage disposal:

  • Pour half a cup of baking soda into your disposal.
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar slowly. (If you have a double sink, plug the opposite side.)
  • Bring a pot of water to boil while this mixture fizzes.
  • Pour the boiling water very carefully down the drain.
  • Put 2 cups of ice down the drain.
  • Add 1 cup of course rock/sea salt if you have it.
  • Run cold water, and then turn on the disposal.
  • Finally, cut a lemon or lime in half, adding the halves to the drain one at a time to deodorize the disposal.

Meanwhile, if cleaning isn’t your forte or your time is not just cooperating that you do the cleaning yourself, there are several home cleaning services that can do the job for you. Here are some local cleaning services that have good reviews and you can count on in terms of tidying and decluttering.

  1. The Cleaning Authority

You may reach them at this number. (970) 300-1255

Here’s what they have to say, “’Life is too short to spend it cleaning! The Cleaning Authority can take care of the dirty work while you spend time on the important things. We provide professional and affordable cleaning services for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and more. Our Detail-Clean Rotation System is proven to ensure effective and thorough services each and every time our team of reliable maids and cleaners comes to your home. Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority, which is why our cleaners are bonded and insured, fully trained, and use sustainable cleaning products.”

2. MOLLY MAID of Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland

Contact them at 970-399-1207

This is what they say – ‘We are Maid For This. Life Just Got a Little Easier. Life goes by fast. Responsibilities and priorities change. It is hard enough finding time for the people and activities you love. House cleaning duties should not get in the way. Take back your precious free time with professional house cleaning services from Molly Maid.

3. Yard Art Lawn and Landscape – if you like a new appearance of your yard, Yard Art Lawn and Landscape is your go-to buddy. They do a lot of outside yard cleanup and can give your home that curb appeal. Check out their website www.yardartco.com and you may contact them at 970 – 294-5877.

Whether you want to do the cleaning on your own or hire services to do the job for you, what’s important is you take the next step to have a clean and bright home just like the Spring season.

Happy cleaning!

Lori Jacobs, SFR Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist Contact: (970)250-1999

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