Sunday, March 20 is the official start to spring, so now is the perfect time to start making a list of projects you want to do around the home.
From lawn care and gardening to deep cleaning the inside of your home and refreshing your well-loved spaces, figuring out what to do – and when – can seem like a daunting task.
By now, you know us at Locals Love Us can’t resist the chance to help make your choices easier, and to highlight our locally loved Iowa City businesses.
So, we’ve compiled a list of 6 things you should add to your spring cleaning list, and it also included the businesses that are ready & waiting to help you!
Pro tip: Don’t delay in reaching out to your favorites for your most-wanted items! Fellow locals are also getting eager to start checking off items from their list, so contact your top businesses ASAP to get on their calendar (businesses with Locals Love Us winner pages are linked, and we have all their contact, services, and website info all in one place to help you!).
1. Lawn Care
After winter, your lawn needs proper care to ensure it grows into the lush, green oasis you remember from last spring. Get started now on preparing the soil!
From bringing in new sod, to treating existing grass, reach out to these lawn & landscape companies to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood:
- Quality Care – The Nature Company
- Country Landscapes Inc
- Forever Green
Find the rest of the best here: for Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Contractors and Lawn/Garden Irrigation
2. Air Duct Cleaning
Stop reading this and go to YouTube & search air duct cleaning. We’ll wait…
…Isn’t that insane?! Who knew our air ducts – you know, the very structures that carry and circulate air throughout our homes, that we, our families, and friends breathe in – could also hold so much gunk?!
Experts recommend cleaning your air ducts every three to five years, but it’s also good to get this done if you moved into a new home, are expecting a baby, or notice a drop in air quality (feel like you’re constantly dusting?).
Here are the top companies Iowa City locals count on for air duct cleaning:
3. Window Cleaning
When that warm sunshine starts shining, you’ll want to enjoy soaking up the rays through crystal-clear windows. With the help of this locally loved company, those windowpanes will be scrubbed clean off the dirt and grime from the previous season.
- Window Genie of Iowa City
4. House Cleaning
Let’s be honest – spring cleaning isn’t on the top of everyone’s list. And hey, no shame! If your list is already running a mile long, consider bringing in some help! These trusted cleaning companies will get your house fresh and sparkling for spring, so you can focus on what is important to you:
- Merry Maids
- Scrubs Cleaning Service
5. Carpet & Rug Cleaners
Carpet is a great addition to any home, offering a cozy and comfortable flooring option. While our trusty vacuums are up for the task of removing dirt and debris, there’s nothing like a nice deep clean to start off the new season. Not only does a professional clean extend the life of your carpet and rugs, it also removes bacteria and allergens that get trapped in the fibers.
These local businesses are ready to help refresh your flooring:
- Randy’s Carpet Cleaning & Restoration
- Blue Sky Carpet Care
- Actually Clean
6. Home Improvement & Repair Services
With all the holidays and busyness of the winter season, our honey-do lists tend to pile up. We notice the cabinet door that hangs slightly off, the lightbulb that needs replacing, the garage organizer we bought but never installed…but never seem to get around to taking care of those.
That’s where our best home improvement and repair services come in.
- Streit’s Maintenance
- Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling
We hope this helps you start your spring cleaning list! As always, you can find all of the best to call for home projects on our website.
Did we miss anything? What’s always on your list? Let us know!
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