Stamford, CN (PRWEB) March 11, 2006
Spring brings green grass, colorful gardens and longer, sunnier days. It also means it’s time to dust, polish, organize and fix up the home for the warmer months ahead. Adaptive Marketing LLC’s membership discount program AP9 HomeWorksPlus says that spring cleaning doesn’t have to be the chore -- or the expense -- that homeowners dread each year.
AP9 HomeWorksPlus says that although the task at hand seems daunting, members can save up to 20% on cleaning supplies and home improvement products when they shop at home improvement stores and national retailers in their communities. And because spring is just around the corner, members can save even more on seasonal products that are already on sale.
AP9 HomeWorksPlus suggests trying the following spring cleaning strategies to save time and money:
-- Shop for supplies. Take an inventory of the cleaning supplies you have on hand. Check your local home improvement stores and discount retailers for sales and specials on cleaners, brushes, gloves, buckets, mops -- whatever you’ll need to get the job done. Stocking up on supplies beforehand will save you time while you’re cleaning and prevent you from interrupting your home cleaning project. Pick up a plastic caddy or durable bucket to carry your supplies from room to room.
-- Room by room. Make up a plan for cleaning one room at a time. This will make your house cleaning project less overwhelming and help keep you focused on the job. Start with the most difficult room first, as you’ll have the most energy at the beginning of the day. Take a small break after cleaning two rooms, and repeat to stay energized. Cleaning during daylight hours is easier (the light helps you see those dust bunnies and dirty windows), so when the sun goes down, it’s time to quit.
-- Get out the grubs. Now is the time to pull out that pair of old jeans and out-of-style sweatshirt. Find some old threads to wear while you clean, particularly those that can be disposed of when you’re done. Or visit a local discount store for some cheap pants and shirts that you can use again for another cleaning project.
-- Clean to the beat. Before getting down and dirty, put on your favorite radio station or CD, and turn up the volume. Singing along to some tunes while working will help the time fly by and keep you upbeat while you battle that dust and grime.
-- Tag, toss or think? As you clean each room, make three piles: items for a tag sale later in the spring; items to throw away; and items you’re not sure what to do with. Tag sales are a great way to make a few extra dollars for an upcoming summer vacation -- the best part is that you get rid of extra clutter. If you haven’t used it, worn it or played with it for more than a year, it’s time to get rid of it. And if you can’t make a quick decision about an item, make a pile to think about when you’ve finished cleaning that room or area. Keep an eye out for local charity drives, or bring your unwanted items to a local donation center.
With AP9 HomeWorksPlus, members save money year-round on home improvements and products, entertainment and gifts for family and friends. And because members can simply log on to DealPass, enjoying discounts of up to 20% at their favorite national and online retailers has never been easier, concludes AP9 HomeWorksPlus.
About AP9 HomeWorksPlus
AP9 HomeWorksPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 HomeWorksPlus.