Weekend Nature Exploration, Volunteer Open House, and 11 Unique Spring Cleaning Tips – The Geauga News Weekly Roundup – April 5th, 2018

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Happy April, Geauga! Explore nature this weekend with an evening adventure and a day-trip hosted by the Geauga Park District. Attend a volunteer open house for Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Get ready for spring with 11 unique spring cleaning tips. We’ve got all this, and more, in this week’s edition of The Geauga News Weekly Roundup!

Events on Friday, April 6th, 2018

Geauga Economic Leadership Breakfast featuring Lecturer Dr. Beverly Warren, Kent State President, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH – 7:30 a.m.

Evening Nature Adventure with a Geauga Park District Naturalist at Eldon Russell Park, Horwath’s Shelter, 16315 Rapids Road, Troy Twp., OH – 7:30 p.m.

Events on Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity Presents:  “Framing The Future” a Rockin’ Evening and Fundraiser at LaMalfa, 5783 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH – 7:00 p.m.

Herons of Bath Road Van Trip with a Geauga Park District Naturalist, The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Russell & Newbury Twps., OH – 10:00 a.m. — 2p.m.


11 Unique Spring Cleaning Tips (Part One)

What better way to welcome a new season then with a freshly cleaned home? It may still feel like winter in Northeast Ohio, but it’s never too early to get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning.

Check out these 11 unique spring cleaning tips. We’re not talking your typical chores. These are special household tasks that you probably don’t do regularly. Open your home up to the upcoming spring weather and clean vibes with these 11 spring cleaning tips.

  1. Sharpen Your Kitchen Utensils

Keep your cutlery in good condition by sharpening your knives, kitchen scissors and all other bladed tools. If you don’t have a knife sharpener, you can still sharpen a knife with household objects.

  1. Kick the Crumbs Out

Take the time to clean out all the left-behind crumbs in your appliances. Toasters, toaster ovens, stove tops and conventional ovens are some spots where crumbs tend to build up.

  1. Clean Hard to Reach Areas

Take any object that’s touching your walls — like a stove, fridge or desk — and pull it back. Get rid of the dust and debris that builds up in these hard to reach areas. Move your couch, pick up your easy chair and pull your bookshelf a few inches from the wall so you can easily clean your hidden messes.

  1. Tidy Your Digital Space

Transfer your photos and videos off your phone. Save them to your computer. Backup your digital life up on the cloud or to an external hard drive. Perform basic computer maintenance to keep your machine healthy. Clean out your inbox and archive old emails. Clean your digital desktop.

  1. Let Go of Clutter

Ever notice how junk drawers quickly turn into junk cabinets or full on storage rooms? Spring cleaning is a great time to look for things to get rid of. Ditch the mismatched Tupperware that don’t have lids. Throwaway junk mail and unneeded documents. Get rid of non-sentimental, non-functional items.

  1. Make a Donation Run.

You can’t use everything you have, but someone out there can. Take a trip to Goodwill or your preferred, local donation center. Donate old clothes, toys your kids have outgrown, baby supplies and other things that someone can reuse. You can also recycle your old electronics with donations to United Way and Habitat for Humanity.

Check out the rest of our unique Spring cleaning tips after Wednesday’s events!

Events on Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The Geauga Park District’s Hidden Gems Hike Series at Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon-Troy Road, Claridon Twp., OH – 1:00 p.m.

Maple Syrup, Candy & Products Sale by Chardon Kiwanis at Heritage House on Historic Chardon Square, 111 E. Park St, Chardon, OH – 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Events on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Geauga County Genealogical Society Presents: “B&O Railroad Lake Branch: Fairport Harbor to Youngstown” 110 E. Park Street, Chardon, OH – 7:00 p.m.

Events on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Volunteer Open House Recruiting Event at Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 34225 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH – 9:30 a.m. — 10:30 p.m.

11 Unique Spring Cleaning Tips (Part Two)

  1. Dust and Wash Your Walls

You probably clean your countertops and floors on a regular basis — but, how often do you dust and wash your walls? Clean up scuffs, handprints and other everyday build ups of dirt. Clean from the top down and finish by sweeping your baseboards.

  1. Organize Your Photos

While this isn’t exactly cleaning, this is a task that can easily fall by the wayside. We all love the pictures we take, but when they’re not organized, they get lost in the shuffle.  Sort your photos in digital and tangible form. Consider ordering prints of your favorites and creating a photo album.

  1. Detail Your Kitchen Appliances.

Deep clean the inside of the fridge and the freezer. Get rid of any old food and ice build up. Clean the inside of your microwave. Scrub away any difficult spots or stains from your pots, pans, spice rack and surface areas.

  1. Find a Home for Everything.

Clutter happens when you set an item down and leave it there “for now.” Messes begin when your possessions don’t find permanent storage locations. Take the time to find a proper place for everything in your home.

  1. Clean your Purse, Backpack, or Personal Bag

While it’s great to always be prepared, it’s just as easy to collect a bunch of junk your personal bag. Don’t take your mess with you when you go out. Remove unnecessary things from your purse or backpack and organize your essential items for convenience.

What’s your Spring cleaning plan? Have a tip you want to share? Write to [email protected] and let us know!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s edition of The Geauga News Weekly Round Up! Be sure to check in next week for more local news and events in your area. Have a great weekend!

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