Are You At Home, With Spring On Your Mind?
We’re having some lovely weather at the moment, but as you know, many of us are not able to enjoy it. Instead of looking longingly out of the window, imagining what could have been, you should be taking the time to prepare for your eventual spring blooming. One day this will all be over, the lockdown will end and we’ll venture out of our homes. In the meantime, you should be getting ready for the challenges and opportunities the new season is going to bring. You, your family and your home, can make these preparations.
We’re only in the very early days of spring and already the days are seeing temperatures in the 70-80 degree range. This means that flowers and various other plants will be blooming earlier than expected, which poses a threat to your breathing if you suffer from hayfever. You may not be able to go out, but you can order hayfever tablets from Walgreens online. You should also encase your pillows and duvets in anti-allergy fabric, which will prevent dust mites and pollen molecules from sinking into them. You probably have your windows open, just to stave off the cabin fever and get some fresh air. However, you must then vacuum your curtains to pick off any of the pollen that may be stuck to the surface.
As the weeks go on, it’s going to get hotter and hotter. You want to make sure that your air conditioning unit is properly working because you may need to use it extensively for the next 3-6 months. If you sense a rattling or creaking in your HVAC, buy replacement parts for your particular machine online. Whether you need a nut, pipe or a filter, use the lockdown to make the right home purchases, that will help you maintain good temperature control throughout the spring and summer. You should also take the time to learn about proper home air circulation with the use of tactical window opening. Find out which way the wind mainly blows and open a window from that direction. Open it halfway to increase the speed of the air coming in and then fully open a window on the opposite end of the house to create a fast exit. This will create a nice steady airflow so your household can remain cool.
Early spring cleaning
You’re stuck at home, can’t go anywhere and boredom will set in if it hasn’t already. Why not commit too early spring cleaning? Now you have the opportunity, to get the whole family involved, clean your entire home from top to bottom. Use spring-like zesty cleaners with lime and lemon-based scents. Pick flowers from your garden and make a fresh bouquet to set on your living room table. Clean underneath the sofa, bash the dust out of the rugs and sofa cushions and, don’t forget to wipe the kitchen appliances clean.
Millions of people are longing to go outside and enjoy the nice weather, but can’t. Use this opportunity to make your home ready for the pollen wave of spring and clean your house to stay occupied.