spring cleaning tips | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

Spring Cleaning Tips for Home and Car

spring cleaning tips | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

Spring is here, it’s time to clean

Spring is right around the corner, which means now is the time for cleaning. Warmer weather and more sunlight seems to give much more energy to clean their homes and cars. We’ve put together a list of spring cleaning tips to help you make the most of your time, working as efficiently as possible.

Tips for cleaning

According to Reader’s Digest, you should start from square one: the doormat. Welcome mats take quite a beating over the winter, leaving them dingy and brittle by the spring. We recommend shaking it out, washing it, or simply replacing it. A new door mat will really signal to visitors that your house is clean inside and out.

Next, clean the fabrics. This includes things like carpets and upholstery, as well as drapes or heavy curtains. Start by vacuuming, but don’t be afraid to rent professional carpet cleaners. You can also do this in your car—start by sweeping out nooks and crannies, and consider buying new air fresheners.

Next, wash the hard surfaces, including baseboards, walls, windows, and more. Dirt and dust can accumulate in these areas, leaving the room with a darker look and a musky smell. By washing hard surfaces, you’ll get rid of the fine dust that accumulates there. Dish soap and a clean towel are usually enough.

These rules also apply to your vehicle, so be sure to clean out your car as well. Now is also the perfect time for regular maintenance, so be sure to stop by H&H Chevrolet today.

While you are at it why not give a little extra TLC to your car by haveing its yearly maintenance checks! Check H&H Chevrolet Cadillac if you have any questions in regards to your vehicle service needs to keep it in top shape!

April Fool’s Day pranks | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

A Bizarre Tradition: April Fool’s Day Pranks

April Fool’s Day pranks | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

 

History On The Big Prank Day

There are many memorable April Fool’s Day pranks, and we here at H&H Chevrolet truly love this spring tradition. April Fool’s Day actually dates back the 1500s when the modern calendar was first introduced. Because many were still on the old system (which began in April), those who were up to speed played pranks on the fools who still celebrated the start of the year in the spring. Since then, this tradition has grown to become an international phenomenon.

Funny Pranks Galore

According to Deal News, one of the best pranks involves a paper cup and marker. Simply flip the cup upside down and write “spider underneath!” on the top (any similar phrase will work). Now you can leave it on someone’s desk, in a conference room, or around the house.

Another trick is to fill a sleeping person’s hand with shaving cream and to tickle their nose with a feather. As they react to the feather, their hand will smack their face—a hand full of shaving cream. This is a good prank for close friends, but be sure to choose your victims wisely! Not everyone enjoys being the butt of a joke.

Another great one involves simple gelatin. If you have a friend or family member who leaves drinks around the house, simply take their drink, add gelatin, and put it in the refrigerator before bed. This works best with cool aid. When they try to drink it the next day, they’ll be surprised to find a jell-like substance instead.

There so many other hilarious pranks and hoaxes, so be sure to leave a comment with your favorites below. Just be sure they are fun and safe!

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle you should come on down to H&H Chevrolet Cadillac and check out all our great deals! Now that is not a Prank, it’s legit!