Spring-Cleaning Checklist

Spring time is equally exciting as it is stressful, thanks to to the good old tradition of spring cleaning! Good thing Martha Stewart has a great and organized spring cleaning checklist to take some weight off your shoulders. You can find the whole checklist here, but for now we just included the to-do list for Barker and Son’s two favorite rooms:


Dust Refrigerator Coils: Turn off power at circuit breaker or fuse box.Coils are usually at the bottom of the refrigerator, under the grill. Clean coils with the crevice attachment of a vacuum or a specialty refrigerator-coil brush, available at hardware stores.

Defrost the Freezer: Turn off power at circuit breaker or fuse box. Empty freezer’s con- tents; wipe interior with a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda per 1 quart hot water.


Discard Expired Cosmetics and Beauty Products: Secure these items in a plastic trash bag, and keep it out of reach of children and animals.

Update First-aid Kit: In addition to bandages and ointments, the kit should include a list of emergency numbers, especially the one for your nearest poison-control center.

For plumbing issues you find during your spring cleaning routine, call Barker and Sons!