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Spring cleaning tips

Spring cleaning tips
News from ABC 57 News:

 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Sound Bend city councilwoman, Valerie Schey, is urging residents to be cautious when cleaning out their homes. She’s advising everyone that there are hazardous materials you should not throw in with regular trash.


Councilwoman Schey posted this list online urging everyone to pay attention to it while Spring cleaning. 

“I wanted to make our residents aware of this because we certainly want to encourage our residents to do proper disposal of those hazardous wastes,” says Schey.


“We just got rid of a bunch of junk from the side of the garage,” says Tonya Lange, a South Bend Resident. Lange and others in Michiana are able to get rid of their unwanted things after a long winter. But, there are some things you can’t just throw in with regular trash. Some examples are paints, paint thinners, pesticides, and batteries. These can all damage the environment when dispose…………… continues on ABC 57 News

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All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

(BPT) – Winter is over. The birds have finally come back, the weather is warm enough to get outside and barbecue, and your annual golf outings and boating trips are already starting to show up on the calendar. But while you’re looking forward to all of these things, you’re probably not as excited about another staple of these warm weather months – cleaning projects.

So you can get the deep cleaning out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle from Laura Johnson, home economist at appliance manufacturer LG Electronics:

* Divide and conquer. To prevent feeling overwhelmed by the idea of cleaning the entire house, start with the rooms your family or guests are in the most. Common areas including the kitchen, family room and main bathroom are the best places to start.

* Get organized. Making a list can help you break larger chores down into smaller ones that are more manageable. For instance, if the family room needs to be cleaned and picked up, break it down into smaller parts of the task that you can delegate, or do just one each night. These tasks could include organizing a bookshelf, putting blankets and pillows away or vacuuming.

* Take on the laundry. One of the most time-consuming chores for many is laundry, but it doe…………… continues on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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