5 things you should spring clean

Now that the weather is officially warm, it’s time to spring clean. It might feel like a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it when everything sparkles and shines. Think about cleaning these five things this spring.

Now that the weather is officially warm, it’s time to spring clean. It might feel like a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it when everything sparkles and shines. Think about cleaning these five things this spring.

1. Bedding:
With the changing of the seasons, it’s a great time to clean all of your bedding. From duvets to comforters and extra blankets, it’s a good idea to deep clean everything. You’ll sleep better and feel better.

2. Closet:
Look in your closet. See anything that’s been there for a long time, yet you never wear it? Maybe it’s time to part ways with it. It’s good to clean out and get rid of clothes you don’t wear.

And that one sock without a match … it needs to go too! Stains, holes, improper fit — yeah, get rid of those too. Your choices may look a little slim, but you’ll be able to see the clothes you do like much better.

3. Car:
With the warmer weather, you might feel more motivated to get outside and wash your vehicle. With all of the salt and snow and muck that comes from driving in the winter, your car is due for a good wash. Give it a nice wash, wax, and make sure you deep clean the interior.

Throw out those half-drank water bottles and random gum wrappers. Take out the mats, wash them, and sweep the interior. Add a new air freshener for a new-car feel.

4. Bathroom closet:
We’ve all been there — overwhelmed at the sight of the bathroom closet, full of half-used moisturizers and old, leaky shampoos. Instead of letting them sit there and leak all over your shelves, throw them out. Take everything out of the closet, and throw out the old.

If it’s makeup and you can’t remember when you bought it, your best bet is just to throw it out and buy new. You wouldn’t want to get an eye infection or cause your skin to break out. If you just don’t like the products you have and there’s nothing wrong with them, think about giving them to a family member before pitching them.

Once you’ve thrown out or given away the nonessentials, organize your closet so that you can easily find what you’re looking for.

5. Carpets:
If you’re anything like me, then you walk on your carpets with your shoes all the time, year-round. Just think of all the dirt, salt and junk that you’re putting on your carpet. Vacuums don’t clean everything.

Some crud gets stuck in there, and the best way to get it out is to use a carpet cleaner. You can rent carpet cleaners and clean the whole house in one swoop. It may take the whole day, but it’s worth it. It will get rid of lots of dust that’s sitting in the carpet. If you have allergies, this may help ease your symptoms.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass