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Spruce Up For Spring

February 21, 2009

Spruce Up For Spring(NewsUSA) - When colder weather waves goodbye and the warm rays of spring begin entering your home, you may use your newfound energy to give your house a much-needed spring cleaning. But getting down and dirty with the rooms in your home can be overwhelming if you don’t have the right tools for the job.

Taking the time to get organized when spring arrives can make all the difference - and make cleaning even the most dauntingly dirty corner a breeze. You don’t have to spend a fortune to stock up on necessary supplies either. You’ll save both time and money by getting all of your cleaning supplies at discount stores such as Dollar General, which carries many must-have items for the spring-cleaning season.

The following items will help you scrub, sweep and sanitize your way to a clean, fresh home for the rest of the year:

  • The basics. Make sure you have at least one of each of the following: a mop, a broom, a bucket
    a scrubbing brush, a sponge and paper towels. For areas such as the bathroom, keep bleach, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner and wax on hand.
     
  • Plastic storage containers. Make this spring the season to get organized. Plastic storage containers are available in a variety of sizes and are perfect for storing items big and small.
     
  • Laundry items. Don’t forget to get caught up on your laundry while spring cleaning. Detergent, spot-treatment and fabric softener are must-have laundry items.
     
  • Laundry baskets. Give each family member a laundry basket. Have them go through their closet, pulling out clothes that no longer fit or that they no longer wear. Donate the clothing to a local charity. You’ll feel good about giving and also enjoy the newfound closet space.
     
  • Trash bags. Stock up on trash bags so you can easily dispose of all the trash created during your cleaning projects.
     
  • Air fresheners and candles. Keep the air in your home smelling clean and fresh year-round with a lightly scented air freshener or candle set.
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