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Spring is here which means spring cleaning is here! Whether this is your first year of spring cleaning or you're an old pro, spring cleaning means something different for everyone. For me, spring cleaning is twofold... cleaning/organizing and getting rid of things that I no longer use or are broken/expired to start fresh for the warmer weather. If you're a newbie, I've got you covered: My top 4 spring cleaning tasks to reset your house this year:
Deep clean your carpets
Clean and flip your mattress
Wash inside and outside of windows
Clean out pantries, closets and cabinets
Deep clean your carpets: Spring can bring a ton of allergies so this is a great season to make sure any carpets in your home are thoroughly cleaned. You can use a carpet shampooer and DIY this project or hire out and get a company to clean them. You could even do it without a machine! Either way, deep cleaning your carpet can help remove air pollutants and improve the air quality in your home.
Cleaning and flipping your mattress: Spring is the perfect time to ensure your mattress is clean and comfortable. I clean my mattresses by spraying them with vinegar, sprinkling baking soda on them, and letting them dry. Then I will take my vacuum hose and vacuum the mixture off. After that, I flip the mattress to preserve its life of it and ensure it is comfortable for the new season so that I am not sleeping on any dents. Not all mattresses can be flipped, some should just be rotated so make sure to check the manufacturer's tag to see how to preserve your mattress.
Washing windows: If you're like me, you may not exactly love washing windows. But... you will be so glad you did. I use vinegar rather than traditional glass cleaners to clean my windows and instead of paper towels, I use newspaper. It is my secret weapon to streak-free windows. Washing the inside, outside and sills will leave your windows set for the following season.
4. Clean out pantries, closets, and cabinets: I know whenever I'm spring cleaning, I always find unused medications in my cabinets. Rather than flush down the toilet, pour in the drain, throw in the garbage, or worse, this year I decided I would find a safe way to dispose of these medications. To my surprise, there was a safe way to dispose of these unused medications right in my local community at a LifeInCheck™ Consumer Drug Take-Back Program kiosk. LifeInCheck™ Consumer Drug Take-Back Program provides consumers with a safe option to discard their unused or outdated prescription medications in secure kiosks located across the US in an effort to assist in reducing these issues and bringing awareness to the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing many families. By properly disposing of unused drugs, we can prevent damage to our environment, drug diversion, and the drug being abused by others.
As a mom with young kids, I know how important it is to do my part to combat the drug epidemic. I have many family members and friends that have struggled with addiction and I know how devastating drug addiction can be to relationships and families. Disposing of unused or expired medications ensures they won't get into the wrong hands. It really is so simple for moms to incorporate a check of their prescription drugs when they do your spring cleaning every year and how easy it is to dispose of them. How can you take part?
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is happening this April (4/30/22) LifeInCheck makes it easy to safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Simply enter your zip code and you can see a list of safe drug take-back kiosks in your area. It really is so easy to use the kiosks and their many locations across the state of Massachusetts. As you clean out your pantries, closets, and cabinets this year, make sure to gather your unused and expired medications to dispose of them at the LifeInCheck kiosk in your community.