Tips for Spring Cleaning

Posted on 03/21

It’s never too early to begin spring cleaning. You don’t have to wait for nice weather to begin uncluttering the areas that need attention. Everyone likes to have an organized, clean home and rather than wait for the daunting task to do it all at once, why not tackle one thing a week to get ahead so you can enjoy the outdoors in your spare time! Here are some easy tips:

  1. Make sure your spring and summer clothes are clean and ready to use. Do extra loads of laundry to freshen up clothes that have been sitting over the winter.
  2. Throw out old make-up and perfume that’s been sitting on your counter. You can google how long any of these should sit before replacing them.
  3. Throw out or donate clothes that you’ve had for more than two years to make room for some new fashion articles. Since children grow from year to year, if you don’t need the last year’s clothing, donate them to a shelter.
  4. Give your kitchen an overhaul. Pull out your appliances and clean behind them and underneath them. Open the windows a bit, turn on that self-cleaning oven and don’t wait until it’s really messy. Clean out all the appliances.
  5. Vacuum drapes, blinds, lamp shades, baseboards, crown molding, light fixtures, bathroom vents and fans. These are things that are easily forgotten.
  6. Dust all picture frames and little knick knacks. Change photos rather than add more frames. Keep things simple so you are not overwhelmed when it’s time to dust.
  7. Once the furnace is turned off, change the filter and get the furnace cleaned.
  8. Have your carpets cleaned once winter is nearly over.
  9. Book a window cleaner for spring.
  10. Perhaps it’s time to clean out the china cabinet. Dust collects in there too.

Whether you own a town, semi or single-detached home, staying on top of your cleaning is important, not only for health reasons, but it also maintains the value of your home in the long run. For information about new homes in Vaughan, Ancaster and more, visit our website today.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM LIV COMMUNITIES

As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, please be advised that LIV Communities’ priority is ensuring the well-being of our customers, employees, trades, suppliers, as well as our communities.   As we continue to closely monitor the risks associated with COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To support the well-being of our team members, we have adjusted to remote work schedules, remote and virtual meetings, as well as implemented social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures to ensure that our environments remain as safe as possible across our organization and within communities.

We have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, so rest assured, your phone calls and emails will be attended to. We are communicating regularly with homeowners on an individual and departmental basis.

Please see below for department updates made the morning of Monday, March 23rd.  As always, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or 289.245.1300 for any general inquiries.

Head Office:  Although we have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, we are currently operating with rotating, minimal staff in the office. Our Head Office doors are locked and potential visitors are asked to email [email protected] or call 289.245.1300

Sales Centres:  Our Nature’s Grand sales centre is open by appointment only beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. Please note that there is a 2 purchaser maximum allowed to each appointment time (and no children). We are also still accepting virtual appointments via video or phone call. To book an in-person or virtual appointment, please call us at 226.922.0354 or email [email protected].

Service Department: All service is temporarily suspended.  Emergency situations must be directed to [email protected], or by contacting 905.971.0786.

Site Construction Teams: All necessary safety precautions are being taken as we mitigate with an essential and limited crew.  As information and policies are rapidly changing, our site staff is working and communicating continuously with municipalities and trades as well as our homeowners to provide the most current information. For more specific information, please contact [email protected] or 289.245.1300.

Décor Centre: As of April 27th, our Décor Studio will be available for appointments for our homeowners. The Décor Studio continues to be closed for all browsing and visitors.

The wellbeing of our clients and staff are paramount and we are taking all precautionary measures to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards surrounding health and safety. We have implemented the following increased preventative measures:

  • Up to 2 adult visitors per home who are on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, per appointment. No children under the age of 18.
  • Plexi barriers have been installed at work stations.
  • Ample hand-sanitizer will be provided and increased frequency of disinfecting areas has been implemented.
  • Vigilant hygiene practices will be enforced during appointments.
  • Employees have also been reminded to take increased measures to reduce the risk of transmission of illness and to stay home if they are sick.

Our décor staff will also be screening clients when booking appointments, as well as prior to entry into the building. Individuals will be asked a series of health questions, as well as travel history.

If you are a homeowner with questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected], or phone 905.304.0471.

Thank you for your understanding and wishing everyone the best of health,

The LIV Communities Team