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Preparing Your Home for Back to School Time

Preparing Your Home for Back to School Time

Summer is filled with fun and sun, plus kids running through the house, lugging sports equipment, wet pool towels, and toys. After what seems like months of constant activity, you're probably ready to send everyone back to school. And your home is ready for a break too! As soon as the school buses make an appearance in Alpharetta or Kennesaw, it's time to begin planning your seasonal clean-up. To help your home make the transition from summer to fall, here are a few cleaning and organizing tips for you.

Sort Through the Summer Gear

When your kids finish playing with their summer toys, take the time to clean them well before storing them for the winter. Empty the sand from sandboxes, clean off plastic play equipment and check for broken toys. Any toys that your kids have outgrown can be donated rather than stored. Shake the dirt from sports cleats and other summer footwear. Also, consider new storage ideas to save space. For example, you can store bicycles on a ceiling rack to make more room in your garage.

Set up a Homework Station

To start the school year off right, think about ways to help your kids do their best work at home. Set up a quiet study area with a desk and supplies like pens, pencils, and notebooks. If your children need access to a computer, make sure the one you have is updated and ready to go. Also, take note of the lighting in the room. The goal is to create a study area free of outside distractions.

Segregate Your Shoe Collection

Back to school purchases usually include new shoes for kids whose feet seem to continually grow. To protect your carpets and flooring, consider purchasing designated indoor-only shoes or instituting a no shoe policy in your home. Set up an area for kids to stow their backpacks, jackets, and footwear when they first enter the house and place protective rugs at the entrances to help collect dirt and debris.

Deep Clean to Remove Summer's Debris

The start of a new school year can also inspire you to take a renewed interest in keeping the inside of your home clean and well-organized. Back to school time is also the perfect time to schedule a professional cleaning service to help maintain the beauty of your flooring or upholstery. Call Zerorez today and ask about seasonal cleaning specials to help home look its absolute best.

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