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Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home. There are several things around the house that need routine maintenance or an annual cleaning. The best part of doing these chores at this time of year is that you will have all of your summer to sit back and relax. The following are a few of the top things that need some attention.

Appliances

Cleaning and providing routine maintenance on your home appliances will keep them running efficiently and may even extend their life. Some of these you can do yourself. For example, you can empty the refrigerator and wash it thoroughly inside and out. Use a vacuum to remove dust from the coils. Other systems like your heating and air conditioning will require professional care. The HVAC companies Williamsburg VA has, such as Art Newsome, Inc., can provide routine maintenance and annual inspections.

Floors

Annually cleaning the floors in your home will allow them to look their very best, reduce allergens, and extend the floor’s life. Tile, hard wood, and laminate floors can be done by you. Sweep up all dust, dirt, and debris. Follow up with a thorough mopping. You could even use this time to wash all of the base boards as well. Leave the carpets to the professionals. They know how to remove stubborn stains and they have the proper equipment needed to steam clean any type of carpeting you may have.

Furniture

You may not think that furniture would need annual care, but to keep it looking wonderful, you do need to provide a little tender loving care. Vacuum all upholstered pieces. Remove cushions and vacuum under them too. Spot wash any areas that feel sticky or have obvious stains. Wood pieces can be wiped with a micro fiber cloth to remove dust. Specially designed polishes can be used to restore the natural shine, and products like Old English can be used to hide scratches.

Now that you have gone through your home and checked these tasks off of your to-do list, you can spend your summer enjoying yourself. Not only is it peace of mind to have these jobs behind you, but you will be ensuring that everything is running properly and looking its best.

Walking Around Manhattan

We’ve been to Manhattan several times already but it still has that charm and appeal every time we visit. This time, my mom-in-law is with us so it was nice visiting Times Square with her as she was not able to visit Manhattan thoroughly the first time she visited New York City around 7 years ago.

Walking around in the cold NY spring weather is really a challenge. I keep taking tab of my mom-in-law who is still strong and mighty for a 74-year old woman. She can keep up the pace like any young adults but we need to take into consideration that it is really difficult to walk around the cold, biting and even freezing weather.

Tomorrow, I hope the weather will be accommodating as we plan to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. We are looking forward to see the beautiful plants and blooms of spring.

Getting Ready for Spring Exercises

Winter has officially ended here last week. We are using the air conditioner unit again. Although the weather is bearable, it gets a bit hot midday and towards the afternoon. Anyway, spring is here and I am gearing myself to some worthy activities to do in the park while the weather is still accommodating.

The nearby park offers free yoga sessions in the evening. All I need to bring is my yoga mat because they don’t provide yoga blankets there. That is okay since the session is free so I can’t ask for more.

I tried to observe the yoga session last year. The session was intermediate but I was not sure then if I could bend like they do. Now I am more confident. Weight-wise, I still have not lost a significant amount but my tolerance level has improved immensely as I still do my regular walk at the park.

I want to welcome Spring with a positive note. I kind of slacked few weeks ago during winter because my mom and mom-in-law were here for a visit. They kept cooking nice stuff so how could you resist that? It would be a shame to miss their home-cooked meals. They are back home so I am back to my regular routine and this time, I’ll kick it up a notch!

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