Spring cleaning – whether you get started on the first official day of spring or later in the season it can’t be ignored. The days are longer; nights warmer and just as we are ready to welcome spring we suddenly find dust in never-before-seen places and uncover piles of unwanted items. It may take some time, but once your cleaning is done you’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
Here are three spring cleaning ideas to get you started:
An easy place to start is determining which items around the home are no longer needed. Once this is done, avoid just throwing them away. If they are in good condition, consider reselling them for a little extra cash or donate to a local thrift store. If you decide to try and sell your unwanted items there are several options for reselling items including online, local consignment shops, or even the traditional garage sale.
Spring cleaning shortcuts
Once you’re ready to move on, take a look at the main areas of your home. Start with the rooms that are most visible and get your attention right away. Once you let the light in, the dirt, dust, and grime is much easier to see. If just the idea of trying to tackle some of these projects makes you tired, check out Real Simple’s spring cleaning shortcuts. They share tips on where to spend the most time and where it’s ok to take a shortcut.
Reduce paper waste with eStatements
And, your spring cleaning wouldn’t be complete without a bit of time spent on your finances. A couple of the quickest things you can do are to take advantage of eStatements and online bill pay. eStatements reduce paper waste and accessing them through Online Banking is safe and secure*. Online bill pay eliminates the need to send checks in the mail and provides one central place where you can manage all your bills. If you’re already doing these things that’s great! The National Credit Union Association also suggests that now is a good time to organize and/or shred old financial documents and review your budget. For their full list of financial spring cleaning tips, click here.
Author: Kendra Tobler, Marketing Specialist | Marketing Services