Go Local with your Spring Cleaning

We've found that it's pretty easy to go local in pretty much every aspect of your life. And when you go local, up to four times more dollars stay and circulate in the local economy! Today, we'll show you how simple it is to choose local businesses in helping you with your spring cleaning!  It may be hard to believe that it's already that time of year to get your home and life back in order and in tiptop shape. If the task seems daunting, just solicit the help of your favorite local businesses! Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning appeared on Your Life A to Z on 3TV on Monday, March 10, to feature some local businesses that can help you out and talk about some of the ways you can go local with your spring cleaning:

1. Time to start thinking about getting your pool ready for summer! 

Palmeropool (6)Kimber featured Local First Arizona member Overflow Pool Repair to talk about some important information in getting your pool ready for use this summer. Our water in Arizona is very hard and has a lot of minerals and calcium in it, over time your pool water becomes very hard to chemically balance and you get the white calcium buildup on your pool walls. Draining your pool is important every 2 to 3 years, and now is the perfect time to do so before temperatures get into the nineties. Another item of importance is replacing your current pool pump to the new variable speed pump. These pumps are highly energy efficient and the utility companies (APS and SRP) are offering their customers a rebate if the pool owner switches them out. APS -$200.00  SRP- $150.00. Plus, when you mention Local First Arizona, get 10% off the cost of labor! 

Click here for a full list of local pool repair service businesses.

2. Give your home the deep clean it needs by getting your carpets professionally cleaned.

Boy on CarpetCarpets are the biggest filter in our homes, as they catch many allergens, dust, pet dander and other pollutants. Studies have shown that carpet can actually reduce the effects of allergies and asthma if properly cared for! Similar to cleaning your air filter, regular vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning, using hot water extraction is essential to removing the soil from your home, which will lead to improved air quality and a healthier indoor environment. Kimber featured Barefoot Organic Carpet Care, whose mission is to offer only 100% Organic Cleaning solutions and have won several awards for their Customer Service.  They sanitize and deep clean carpet, tile, or even your upholstery using the steam cleaning method to remove the soil from your home.

Click here for a full list of local businesses focused on carpets and rugs.

3. Take the stress out of getting dressed and cleaning out your closet!

phoenix personal shopperIf your closet is overwhelming and you don’t know where to start, call Phoenix Personal Shopper for a wardrobe evaluation and closet clean out. Diana will evaluate your wardrobe and help you eliminate pieces that are not flattering and organize the rest of the items for easy access. Diana will suggest new clothing and accessories appropriate for your body type and life style. She shops at a wide variety of stores to get the perfect items for you and delivers them to your home. Makes a good gift for a friend - gift certificates available Special: Spring Cleaning Closet Clean Outs 25% off during the month of March!

Click here to find your local personal shopper.

4. Your car is an important aspect of your life - don’t forget it in your spring cleaning! 

windshield wipersExtreme temperatures, oil, dirt, and other factors cause your windshield wiper rubber to wear down. It may not rain much in Arizona, but when it does, you really want to make sure your windshield wipers work well. A worn out and ineffective wiper creates streaks on your windshield and obstructs your vision. Cracked or torn wipers or jagged edges mean it's time to replace your wipers. Community Tire Pro's & Auto Repair suggests that you change the rubber and the wiper arm every six months. Additionally, it is important to take care of your tires leading into the hot summer months. The front tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle accelerate, steer, and help brake your vehicle. Front tires tend to wear down faster than rear tires. Rotating your tires helps ensure even wearing for all your tires. Follow your vehicle's owner's manual suggestions, rotate them with every other oil change, or rotate them every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. Community Tire Pro's has 6 locations around the Valley and is a great place to take your car for all of your service needs, and they pride themselves on being a safe haven for women clients, guaranteeing honest, quality auto repair. Plus, mention Local First Arizona & receive $20.00 off ANY service or repair!

Click here for a full list of local car repair companies.