Spring Cleaning kicks off in Barrie

It's that glorious time of year again -- Spring Cleaning!

The City of Barrie is hosting the annual spring clean on April 24-26th

It's not just for indoors you know, outdoor spring cleaning is a great way to get your yard and lawn ready. Here are a few tips I like to use:


  • wash windows and screens.
  • clean out closets and put your winter coats and boots away (hooray!)
  • change over your front and back door mats
  • dust your light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • wash walls
  • wash curtains and duvets
  • dust blinds
  • sort through bedroom closets and drawers
  • sort through toys and books

You should also:

  • test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • change your furnace filters

You may also want to:

  • Have the ducts cleaned - if necessary


  • rake grass
  • if you have a pet - use your pooper scooper
  • sweep off the porches and patios
  • wash the outside of your windows
  • if you haven't already done this, remove your Christmas décor and lights
  • put shovels and winter equipment away

You should also:

  • clean out the eaves and gutter
  • clean out the garage
  • clean the barbeque

You may also want to:

  • prepare flower beds and gardens
  • take out your outdoor furniture

And finally, spring is a good time to:

  • donate unwanted household items
  • go to the dump
  • dispose of your hazardous waste
  • have a yard sale
  • change your winter tires

For more information on where to dispose of hazardous waste you check out the City of Barrie's website at:


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