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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has finally arrived! I don’t know about but some days it felt like winter would stay forever. But sunny days, spring breeze and fresh greens are in the current and upcoming forecast.

Now that the winter blues have gone away and spring is here to stay it is time to start your spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of items that are not needed and give your house a fresh start for the spring and summer months ahead.

We are here to make your spring cleaning a little easier and a little more fun with a spring cleaning checklist. To download our FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist printable click here.

Once you have your checklist printed, head into one of our stores for all your spring cleaning needs.

Spring Bucket List

We all know that time goes by WAY TOO FAST! But why does it seem like the warm spring and summer months go by way faster?

Don’t let springtime pass you by without getting outside, enjoying the spring weather and trying new things.

Check out our FREE Spring Bucket List printable that will ensure you and your family enjoy and remember this spring season.

Click here to download or click image below.

Strawberry Spring Salad

With strawberries in season, treat yourself to this delicious and light spring salad.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. arugula
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 of a lemon

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry arugula.
  2. Cut fresh mozzarella
  3. Quarter strawberries.
  4. Mix extra virgin olive oil with the juice of 1/2 a lemon.
  5. Combine arugula, mozzarella, almonds, strawberries, and dress with the lemon olive oil vinaigrette for a delicious and healthy salad.

It’s time for spring cleaning!

With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.

Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:

-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs

-Empty the coat closet

-Clean stove top and oven

-Wash windows and screens

-Touch up the ceiling fans

Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.

Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:

-Wood Polish

-Glass Cleaner

-Paper Towels

-Dusting Spray

-Boxes/Trash Bags

-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels

All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry and Fridge

Though it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to get ready to go through not only your closet, but your pantry and fridge as well. Here are our favorite methods to make your fridge and pantry sparkle.

1.Clean it out!
Cleaning out the fridge is something  you can do section by section or all in one go. Either way you prefer, start with taking everything out and sorting through what is still good to eat, and what is ready to be tossed or recycled. If you’re feeling a little bit extra, sort the remaining food into groups so that it is easier to restock.Similar to the fridge, it is important to take everything out of the pantry. While you are doing so, be sure to sort the food into a “keep” and “discard” pile. Some foods in the pantry tend to go unchecked for quite some time. Remember, the sell-by date is not the only rule to follow. Be sure to do the “smell test” on your spices and oils.

2.Clean it up!
Fun fact: you can use the same technique of mixing water and soap to clean your pantry and fridge. For tougher stains, use baking soda or a mixture of water and vinegar. These methods allow you to avoid using any kind of bleach and are food safe.

3.Re-stock!
Restocking your fridge is the best time to organize it to perfection. Each section of your fridge has a purpose. Be sure to store produce in the humidity drawer, condiments and drinks in the door, leftovers and dairy on the top shelf, and meats and eggs on the bottom shelf for optimal freshness.When restocking your pantry, it is important to find the best storage for each product. It is best to store baking ingredients (i.e. flour and sugar), cereals, granola, and other grains in airtight containers. This will give you the longest shelf life for these items. All other products can be stored in their original containers.

Now that you are an expert on spring cleaning your pantry and fridge, get to it and enjoy it!

Spring Stock Up with Augason Farms

After a long winter of hunkering down and staying inside, springtime is always so welcome! It’s all about fresh starts and cleaning out all those corners in your house. With spring cleaning in the air and on your mind, Augason Farms is offering an exciting case-lot sale for the month of March. It’s perfect timing for you to rotate out your older food storage and start fresh. If you haven’t started your emergency food storage, now is the perfect time to do so—start now by finding the perfect storage spot in your basement/storage room/garage.

Our case lot sale features 29 products that we consider to be key items for any food or pantry storage stockpile, and we’d like to feature some of our best selling products in this newsletter.

72 Hour 1-Person Emergency Supply Kit

This kit is an amazing value! Geared toward short-term survival, this 72-hour emergency food and gear kit includes delicious favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, like Hearty Vegetable Chicken Soup, Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal and Banana Chips. It also comes with carefully selected survival gear including:

  • FireOn Fuel Disk (5 pack)
  • Waterproof Matches (1 box)
  • 2-Quart Aluminum Kettle
  • 2-Cup Plastic Measuring Cup
  • First Aid Kit (53 piece)
  • Water Filtration Bottle
  • Multi-Functional Camping Tool
  • 7-in-1 Survival Tool
  • Portable Folding Stove

With so many great meal options and all the emergency gear you need at such a great price, it’s easy to stock up and keep one or more in your home, office, car, boat or cabin. Consider it affordable disaster preparedness insurance.

Food Storage Staples

After you’ve gotten your 72 hours kits in place for each member of your family, it can seem overwhelming to know where you should start adding more to your emergency food storage. A good place is start is with the basics like Augason Farms Rolled Oats and Hard White Wheat. All of these items are great staples—they have long shelf lives and are featured in our case lot sale this month.

*Also, we are extending a special offer to all of our customers this month. When you buy one bag of Adolphus Rice, you’ll save $1 on butter.

Not Your Average Powdered Milk Products

Along with your staples like hard white or red wheat, powdered milks are a must-have product for anyone who’s looking to have good storage. With a 25-year shelf life, Morning Moo’s powdered milk (both low fat and chocolate are featured in the case lot sale) is ideal for everyday use or long-term food storage. These whey-based beverages look and taste like milk, with calcium and added vitamins comparable to 2% milk. It is recommended to serve cold if possible. Our Morning Moo’s Lowfat Chocolate Milk Alternative makes a delicious chocolate beverage and is fortified with Vitamins A and D. Stock up on your favorite flavor while it’s on sale!

Dried Fruit: A Family Favorite

Our Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries and Sweetened Banana Slices are both family favorites that are so versatile. Throw them in a bag with our Granola for a quick and delicious trail mix, add them to your cereal for more vitamins or eat on its own when you’ve got a sweet tooth. You can’t go wrong with Augason Farm’s fruits.

The best part is, when you buy Augason Farms’ products, you are choosing to purchase high quality products that you can feel good about. We are proud to provide our customers with solutions for long-term storage, short-term emergency preparedness, easy-to-prepare foods for daily enjoyment and delicious meals for outdoor adventures.