Four spring cleaning tips backed by science.

March 25, 2019 3M Canada

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The promise of spring is here, and the warm weather is just around the corner.

Your house has taken the brunt of the winter and it’s time for some spring cleaning. Projects like tidying up the yard, scrubbing the floors, and putting out patio furniture and decorations can take up a lot of time, but it doesn’t have to.

Using our 46 core technologies, we’ve created simple solutions to make these tasks seem like less of a chore. These tips will help you get your spring cleaning quickly, so you can get back to the sunny garden, warm breeze, and blooming flowers.

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How to clean your house for spring.

  1. Scrub, scratch-free: Looking to get the gunk off of your walls or floors but worried that you’ll scratch them? From everyday jobs to “aha!” uses, the Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is great to get the grime, spills, and dust out without leaving any marks behind. When you’re done cleaning, simply put it in the dishwasher and reuse it for your next project. To discover more ideas to tackle the mess around your home, visit our campaign page at #AnotherBriteIdea.
  2. Shake off the winter: Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to do a thorough yard cleanup so you can spend more time outside. While raking leaves, cutting the grass, and getting your garden ready can be time consuming, it doesn’t have to be boring. Listen to music, take calls, or get lost in your favourite podcast with 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology. They’ll keep you entertained as you protect your hearing from the loud noises, lawnmowers and leaf blowers can emit.
  3. Add your own personal touch: Adding some personal touches to your porch or front walkway can make you feel even more excited about the warm weather. Hang up some seasonal decorations and tools, like patio lights, barbeque tongs, or thermometers with Command™ Medium Outdoor Wire Hooks. They are easy to apply and remove and won’t leave a sticky residue behind when you remove them. When your chores are done outside, bring the sunshine indoors with Command™ Large Picture Hanging Strips. They stick on a variety of surfaces and don’t leave nail holes, cracked plaster, or a sticky residue, so you can hang your favourite pictures to brighten up your home.
  4. Take notes, whenever and wherever: If you’re out in the yard and need to add something to your spring-cleaning checklist, jot it down on Post-it® Extreme Notes. They’re made to resist water, temperature fluctuations, and tough conditions, so you can stick them on all types of surfaces like storage containers, patio furniture, or yard tools. If you’re gardening, use Post-it® Extreme Notes to label where you’ve planyed your flower bulbs and seeds or on your flower pots. They’re durable enough to last in the rain and wind, so your notes will still be there if you can’t finish your gardening in one day.

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3M Canada

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