Can you believe it’s spring already? In our local area we barely had a winter season, and now it’s already spring. Do you know what the spring season brings along with it besides warmer weather, birds chirping, and flowers blooming? That’s right, the sometimes dreaded, sometimes welcome…spring cleaning!

Springtime Tips for NCP Panel Members

Is spring cleaning on your “to-do” list at this time every year? Yes, I know, it usually involves lots of dusting, washing, polishing, organizing, and decluttering. But some people do enjoy it, while many others don’t. Manufacturers and retailers look closely at the purchases our panel members make, no matter what season it is. So, at this time of year, it’s important to remember to scan all the spring cleaning items (for indoor and outdoor use) that are purchased.

Here’s a list of just some of the items you might purchase for spring cleaning:

  • Brooms, mops, dusters
  • Disinfectants
  • Window cleaners, wood polish, carpet cleaners, floor cleaners
  • Sponges, cleaning cloths, wipes
  • Trash bags (all sizes)
  • Storage bins and boxes
  • Plastic gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Bucket, cleaning caddy

And so on…you get the idea!

Can you add any other items to this list, let me know in the blog’s comment section!

Spring and the great outdoors

Spring is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors! Maybe you’ll buy a new pair of sneakers, a new bicycle, new sports equipment, or other outdoor gear. If you do, be sure to report those purchases. And, please make sure other household members, if any, tell you about their purchases. Everyone in your household is an important part of the panel and their purchases and opinions count, too!

Scan it before you store it away

There are lots of “bulky” items that are purchased, and we ask our panel members to please remember to scan those types of items before they get stored away and forgotten about. These items usually don’t make it to your kitchen and go straight to a shed, basement, and/or garage.

Some of these “out of sight, out of mind” purchases might include:

  • Large packages of paper towels and toilet paper
  • Cases of soda, juice, water, or other beverages
  • Cat litter
  • Pet food
  • Large heavy duty lawn and leaf bags
  • Outdoor toys, games, and sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Lawn and garden products (fertilizer, gardening tools, gloves, rakes, etc.)
  • BBQ grill items such as utensils or a grill cover

Springtime cleaning tips for everyone

Here are just a few helpful spring cleaning tips I came across from Country Living magazine:

  • Make a spring cleaning checklist.
  • Kitchen – Dispose of old food, organize your pantry, clean inside and outside of appliances.
  • Bathroom – Go through old linens (towels, shower curtains, etc.), organize the medicine cabinet, clean counters, and organize drawers.
  • Bedroom – Go through closets and donate items you no longer use/need, launder all bedding.
  • Living Room – Clean carpets, add plants, cut down on paper that creates clutter such as newspapers and magazines.
  • Laundry Room – Clean dryer vents, clean inside of washing machine, organize items on shelves.

I hope you found all the spring cleaning tips to be helpful!

If you have any of your own cleaning tips to share, let me know in the blog’s comment section!

Just for laughs: What did the vacuum say to the broom? I wish people would stop pushing us around! LOL

Have a great day,


Cleaning windows

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