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Page 20 Senior Times - April 2020
By: Glin A. Winsor, Practice Manager, DayOne Family Healthcare, P.C
  Do you plan to do some spring cleaning this year? What does the process typically look like for your household?
R Sweep floors.
R Mop floors.
R Wipe walls.
R Wipe baseboards. R Clean door.
R Clean doormat. R Organize shoes. R Hang jackets.
Living Area
R Clean the ceiling and walls. This includes air vents, light fixtures, and switch plates.
R Dust the ceiling fan. Be careful if you’re using a ladder. Have a spotter if you can.
R Shampoo carpets and rugs. Allow a day or two for drying.
R Clean curtains and blinds. Wash cur- tains and dust blinds.
R Clean the couch. Depending on the material, you may be able to shampoo your couch as well.
R Reorganize. Remove any unwanted or unneeded items to arrange living room furniture and improve flow.
 The following is a sample checklist of what may need to be done during a typical spring cleaning. Obviously, your own list will be tailored to your needs. Some things may not apply to you, and others may be missing. This is merely a template to help you start your own checklist.
R Clean inside of oven. Follow the oven cleaner directions exactly. Make sure this task is done by an adult.
R Clean microwave. Those explosions of food can add up over time.
including fridge, microwave/range hood, and cabinet. Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash.
R Dust refrigerator coils. Remember to unplug the refrigerator first. Vacuum and mop in the spot where the refrigerator sits as well.
R Clean the floor. An extensive cleaning of the floor includes the baseboards as well. Be sure to shake out dust or dirt from floor mats.
R Clean out the refrigerator. Although you should clean your refrigerator regu- larly, this is an opportunity to go through everything, including condiments, to make sure nothing has expired. Scrub the shelves and drawers thoroughly to rid the space of any food residue and bacteria. Include the seals around the fridge and freezer.
R Clean curtains and blinds. Wash any curtains and dust blinds.
R Defrost freezer. Clean out and toss damaged food.
R Clean the garbage disposal. You can
freshen your drain by pouring down Bedrooms
R Discard old or expired food in the pan- try, fridge, and pantry.
baking soda and a lemon peel with
R Rotate the mattress. Doing this distrib- utes the usage more evenly, making your mattress last longer.
R Put on summer bedding. Time to wash and put away that heavy winter bedding and put on cooler summer bedding.
R Clean the ceiling and walls. This includes air vents, light fixtures, and switch plates. Dust top of high surfaces
warm water.
R Clean the dishwasher. Pick out any
R Clean out drawers and cabinets. Remove items you no longer need and wipe down the insides of drawers and cabinets. Take this opportunity to do any needed reorganizing.
food left at the bottom of your dish- washer, and then run it empty with either a little baking soda or vinegar.
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