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2 – Make sure to check and/or change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. You should test them monthly, and change the batteries at least once a year. Put detectors in at least each floor of your house.
3 – De-clutter your house. When we clean, we actually make an even bigger mess! I know it sounds counter-productive but we’re guilty of leaving out screwdrivers, small batteries, vacuum cleaners with cords you can trip over, etc. I’m not saying not to use all those things. You need them! Just clean up after yourself each night after spring cleaning.
4 – Clean out your medicine cabinets and cupboards and throw away expired products. This is also a great time to see what you have, and to make sure it’s all away from little hands – whether you get cabinet locks or put it high up.
5 – Gates and furniture. Doorways and window can be quite dangerous so make sure that kids can’t fall down stairs or out windows. Secure your heavy furniture – like TVs, bookshelves, etc. so that it cannot fall on a young child.
I want to hear from you! How do you do your spring cleaning? And do you have remodeling plans? Things have been quiet here since our major renovations, but once we start the next phase, we’ll do more safeguarding, of course. That was a huge part of our renovations and subsequent inspections. We have our dream house, and we’re slowly growing it into something beyond our wildest imaginations. Knowing we’re making it safe as well is all part of the plan and the dream. Now it’s up to you to share this important information about window safety! Did you know about the dangers of corded window blinds?
Can you think of any other ways to safeguard your house while spring cleaning this year?
Janine Huldie says
Same here as we finally broke 80 degrees here yesterday after a very chilly April. So finally did some spring cleaning with putting away winter clothes this week, as well. That said could most definitely relate and also appreciate the spring cleaning advice here.
We need cordless windows! Our kids are older, but the cats like to attack the strings. Not cool!
It going to be 100 all week here! We made it May without hitting that so I guess we are lucky….. I kind of missed spring cleaning, but I think early summer cleaning might be a good idea. Here we go!
John Quintana says
I believe that cleaning your home/apartment yourself in spring is not worth it. Hire someone who could do the work for you. In this way, we could do other things we need to do.