|Use your sniffer. If you have an attic, basement, crawl space, or unused
rooms or closets, take a tour and pay attention to the smells you
encounter. Insects and vermin can leave behind unique and unpleasant
scents that will indicate you have a problem. Also check for signs of
nesting and droppings.
Move the furniture. Bring your furniture away from the walls and out of its usual spot and give a thorough cleaning to those spaces you rarely
Clean the windows. Let in that beautiful spring sunshine through super-clean glass.
Wash the curtains. It’s an oft-overlooked job! While you’re at it, any
Beat the rugs. Yes, really. Hang your area rugs outside, on a line or
Scour appliances. The washer and dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge,
Don’t forget fire safety. Check the expiration dates on your fire
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