Your home needs some love. You spent the winter inside of it, warm and sheltered from the winter winds. Now, its your turn to show your home some tender loving care. Spring is the perfect time to clean up, make repairs and organize your home inside and out. You don’t have to empty your wallet to do a thorough cleaning.
Let’s take a look at some simple ways to save money as you tackle spring cleaning:
Clean your refrigerator coils- How many times do you pull your fridge out of its spot? I’m going to guess not many. You can guess that the area behind the fridge gets pretty ugly. Cleaning the coils can help your fridge run more efficiently, saving you money on energy. Simply unplug and pull out the refrigerator, then use a vacuum and cloth to remove the dust. Use soap and water if necessary. When the coils are clean and dry, slip it back in its spot.
Change air conditioner filter- Changing the filter is easy, but it is hard to remember. You should change this about 2 to 4 times a year, so take spring cleaning as an opportunity to get it done.
Check sliding door tracks- If you have sliding doors in your home, check the tracks and clean them thoroughly. Dirty door tracks can ruin the door seals, letting in drafts or letting your conditioned air escape. You’ll save energy money by making sure this seal is secure.
Pick the right cleaners- When you buy cleaning supplies, use the brands and products you know work. The newest and greatest product in a flashy package probably won’t work better than the standard spray or wipe you use now. cleaning supplies are great items to buy in bulk, saving you money and keeping you from running out of supplies!
Check roof ventilation- Your attic ventilation might not be at the top of your spring cleaning list, but you can significantly cut cooling costs and lengthen shingle life by taking good care. Good attic ventilation helps reduce heat buildup and saves you money. If you’re not sure what to look for, we would love to check out your roof and attic space.
What money-saving tips do you have for spring cleaning? With a little creativity, you can get your home ready for spring on a budget!