Spring Deep Cleaning Tips for Every Home

by 55+ Active Adult Community -Founders' Ridge 05/05/2019

With Spring comes deep cleaning. Your home has been hibernating with the groundhogs and needs a deep clean to begin the new season — and for good reasons — winter kind of effects everything.As you look forward to Spring, take the time to avail yourself of these quick spring deep-cleaning tips that will help restore and preserve the freshness your home deserves well into summer.

6 Places You Should Deep-Clean and How to go Clean Them

  1. An excellent way to start is to give your kitchen a fresh smell by deep-cleaning the long-neglected cabinets. People tend to forget that grease and other elements settle on cabinets as they cook. Deep-cleaning with a special wash would help get that greasy stuff out and prepare you for a fresh start
  2. Make your faucets sparkle by cleaning them with lemon. The citric acid contained in the lemon dissolves hard water stains, making your faucets look brand new.
  3. Your windows need a fresh start too. And that means the inside and the outdoors as well. People tend to forget the outdoors and run a wash through the indoor. For your spring cleaning, be sure to pay attention to details. Make a mixture of water, white vinegar, and liquid soap and tackle all the spots and smudges you have ignored for God knows how long.
  4. It is time your shower head had a bath. Restore freshness in your bathroom by deep-cleaning your shower head with soup of white vinegar. Everyday washes may not pay attention to details. Moreover, mineral deposits are difficult to remove with just about any rinse. Be sure to wrap a bag filled with vinegar around your shower head and leave to settle for a while. After which, you run the shower for as long as you feel it would take to get the vinegar out. You don't want to smell like vinegar after a bath, yes?
  5. Stainless steels are a bit tricky. Your everyday cleansers may seem to do the trick but not as good as baking soda. Ditch the cleansers and scrub your stainless steels with baking soda. You may be amazed at how much dirt you clean from those steels.
  6. Your stove top is yet another place you could easily miss during a quick wash. Take the time to deep-clean it this spring by employing dryer sheets to remover all burnt-on food stuck on your stove.

As you open your doors and windows to welcome the Spring in, be sure to give your home a fresh smell by kicking off the spring season with a deep clean. What better way to start the year?

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55+ Active Adult Community -Founders' Ridge

Set on a picturesque hill and centrally located in the desirable Westfield Section of Middletown, Founders’ Ridge is a New 55+ Condominium Community of up to 75 Ranch and Cape Style detached homes.  Named for the Founding Fathers and Mothers of Middletown, each model bears the name of one of our town’s founders – The Allen, The Martin, The Cornwell, and The Whitmore to name a few. 

Attractively priced from $289,900.00, our homes range from approximately 1200 Sq. Ft. to 2250 Sq. Ft.  Our models offer 2 – 4 bedrooms, attached 2 car garages, natural gas heat and AC, city water and sewer and all underground utilities.  Standard features include wood kitchens with granite tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled laundry and baths, hardwood in living areas, paver patios or decks, paved driveways and professional landscaping.
Founders’ Ridge offers a unique agreement with adjacent Ascentria Care’s Luther Ridge, private apartment living for residents age 62+.  Residents of our community have access to meeting and game rooms, and even dining opportunities (for a small fee) all of which are accessed via quiet, peaceful walking trials connecting both communities.

Centrally located on the Connecticut River, the City of Middletown boasts amenities for any lifestyle.  Residents may take advantage of The Institute for Lifelong Learning at Wesleyan University as well as various other university community activities.  The active Middlesex Historical Society offers additional programs such as museum exhibits, walking tours, and re-enactments among its many events.  Wadsworth Mansion offers a summer concert series and our river and parks offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the outdoors.  Also located in the downtown area is Middlesex Hospital, affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Middlesex offers quality medical care and world class technology.  

We would be remiss if we did not mention our thriving Main Street, famous for award winning cuisine at over 30 restaurant locations, and a Downtown Business District boasting over 40 shops for unique purchases and window shopping and a calendar full of events, performances and more.  Don’t forget about the newly opened RJ Julia & Wesleyan Bookstore alive with frequent happenings and book signings by famous authors.  Our community truly offers something for everyone!