One look at the hood of your car or truck could mislead you, but the first day of "Yellow" doesn't come until Tuesday, March 19.

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Yellow? Yeah, that's the new name for spring around here. It's like Christmas every day for local carwashes.


With all the oak and pine tree pollen, nothing stays clean for more than a couple of days, but the calendar does call it Spring.

With that in mind, scores will begin their annual "Spring Cleaning Checklist", but my advice has always been to wait on the outside chores until about May or you wind up having to repeat the process every weekend.


Merry Maids Says It's Time To Dust The Blinds, Wash Windows, Etc. lists all the standard things like:

  • Wash Baseboards, door ceilings, window sills, doors, and walls.
  • Vacuum and wash vents.
  • Wash window treatments (drapes, etc.).
  • Dust blinds.
  • Wash Windows - inside and out
  • Dust and shine overhead lights - replace burnt light bulbs.
  • Dust and/or vacuum light fixtures and lamp shades.
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Martha Stewart Reminds Us To Clean The Garage Door And Patio Each Spring

And reminds us about things including:

  • Stain Removal in the garage
  • Garage Door - clean and maintain
  • Ensure safe keeping (doors and windows are all secure)
  • Check batteries - remotes and alarms and such
  • Pressure Wash the Patio

Yes, it really sounds sexist, but having grown up in the south where most of the "inside" work is considered to be the woman's and the outside stuff is the "guy's", I think that most married guys believe that all the spring cleaning chores are just things their wife needs to get done.

However, there are a great number of "outside" chores that need to get knocked out as well, so we've listed the 5 Things That Guys Need to Have on Their Spring Cleaning Checklist.

Take a look and see how many of these you might have forgotten about.

5 Things That Guys Need to Have on Their Spring Cleaning Checklist

As spring hits the Arklatex there are a number of things around the house that need some attention. And spring cleaning isn't just for the "woman of the house." We've listed several things that guys can tackle in between fishing trips and baseball games.

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