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February 17th, 2014 by James B. Murdoch Insurance Group

Easy Ways to Clean Your House This Spring

spring houseAfter a long and cold winter, it’s time to let in the sunshine, the fresh air, and make your home spotless. A good spring cleaning also keeps your home environment much safer. Cluttered areas can pose a risk of fire. Check your home from top to bottom for any hazards. Here are 5 tips to help make your spring cleaning easier:

1. Start At The Top.

It works best in two or three story homes to start on the upper floors and move down from there.

2. Time to Get Rid of Clutter

If you have items in your home that you never use, pack them up and donate them to a worthy organization. If you haven’t used it in a year or longer, you probably won’t. A clean, uncluttered space makes your home feel more spacious and airy.

3. The Right Cleaning Sequence

Start with tidying up and getting rid of clutter, move onto dusting, and then vacuum. Take the opportunity to clean your blinds, curtains, lamps, and wash all of your bedding. Make sure you read the cleaning directions on your bedding before you throw anything in the wash. Turn your mattresses; they last longer if you do.

4. It’s Time to Deep Clean Your Carpets

Your home gets a fresh look and smells sweeter if you deep clean your carpets every year. After a season of snow, ice and rain, it’s common for dirt to be tracked into your home, deep inside carpet fibers, not to mention the daily wear and tear. Once you have your home in order, it’s time to call a professional carpet cleaner, or rent a machine if you are a do-it-yourselfer. If you have pets and young children, you could opt for a “green” carpet cleaning service that uses non-toxic cleaning products.

5. Replace Your Batteries

It couldn’t be more important to keep your family safe by replacing batteries in smoke alarms and sensors that detect carbon monoxide. It’s one of the most important tasks, and easily forgotten. Make replacing the batteries part of your spring cleaning routine that you never forget.

Keeping Your Home Safe

It may be the right time for you get your homeowner’s insurance policy reviewed. You may have bought new items for your home like a new TV, furniture, or appliances. You’ll need to make sure you have enough coverage to replace everything should some unexpected event occur such as fire, damage from a storm, or flooding from leaky or broken pipes. Whether you own or rent, this type of insurance can be a lifesaver. Thankfully, there are policies that suit every situation, including home insurance and renters insurance.

Our friendly team at James B. Murdoch Insurance Group in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania can help you with a free policy review. We can advise you if you need to update your existing homeowners insurance so your home and family are protected from losses. We are often able to find our friends and neighbors in Camp Hill better coverage at a lower price. Make it part of your spring cleaning routine! Every year, new offers for better coverage come on the market, and we can help you take advantage of them! Keep your home and family safe, including having the insurance coverage you need. We hope you never need to file a claim, but if you do, you want to be able to recover everything you lost with no problems.

We are interested in hearing from you! We have flexible schedules and live in the Camp Hill area, so it is easy for us to come to your home or office at a convenient time, or after work hours. We are one of the nicest insurance teams around, and we would love to hear from you. Call us, post a comment about our blog, or connect with us online!

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