February’s harsh weather can be a great time to indulge in some creature comforts like making big batches of soup, reading a good book by the fire or watching some movies. It’s also a good time to tackle some indoor home maintenance and cleaning tasks.
Our checklist this month includes some items that will not only give your home a fresh feel, but also will help you get a head start on spring cleaning.
Spruce Up Your Entryway
Clean off the mud and snow, salt, and general dirt build-up. Organize winter boots and gear and take a few minutes to thoroughly clean the floors and put everything in its place.
Collect your old cell phones, printer cartridges, and batteries and head to a recycling center or store that will take this stuff off your hand. Some stores offer discounts on print cartridge purchases when you recycle the old ones with them
Get your tax information in order, and if you do your own now’s the time to order your software. Look for discounts like CAA or employer benefit discounts that can save you a pretty penny.
Declutter your paperwork
Organize your bills and discard paperwork that has piled up. Set up your home workspace to be a pleasant area where you can tackle those bills and keep your life organizes.
Make Something for the People You Love
Custom-made Valentine’s, baked goods, and handmade gifts are always welcomed by family, friends, and partners. Treat yourself to some chocolate and flowers while you’re at it.
Book Your Summer Rental
Make your warm weather plans now and put a deposit down to reserve your spot. You’ll be glad you booked that charming cottage or B&B now before the prime locations are all gone.