There is so much more to spring cleaning then just getting the dust bunnies from under the couch, flipping your mattress and cleaning out the garage. While you are thoroughly going through every inch of your house, you might as well add a few more items to the list. You and your family spend the majority of your time in your house. You trust that it is going to keep you safe and protected while you are in it. In order for that to be the case you need to keep your home’s safety measures working properly. This includes simple tasks like changing the batteries in the smoke detectors, ensuring that your carbon monoxide detector works or buy one if you don’t have one, and checking the fire extinguishers in your home to ensure they are functional. There are other items on your safety checklist that you may not have thought about before. Put together a fire safety plan for your home if you don’t already have one in place. That way, in case of an emergency everyone can get out safely. What about the air quality in your house? Clean air is important especially for your kids. Make sure you are changing out your air filters. There is also the matter of first aid in your home in case something does happen. You should have a first aid kit that is up to date and has all of the essential items and phone numbers for an emergency. At the same time you should make sure that you don’t have any expired medication laying around that someone might accidentally take. Some medications shouldn’t just be thrown in the trash. Check online to see how to properly dispose of certain prescription medications. It won’t take a lot of extra time this spring to make sure your family and home are safe. Add these few items to you spring cleaning list every year and you won’t have to worry in case of an emergency.
There’s a lot more to spring cleaning than vacuuming up the dust mites that accumulated over the cold, dark months of winter. The fresh start of spring is the best time to ensure your home is safe, prepared, and nontoxic for another year. Use this checklist of spring cleaning safety tips to provide a safe home for your family.