It’s Spring cleaning season! For some, you’ve waited all year for the chance to dust your base boards and scrub every possible surface in your home.
For others, you’d rather rewind and relive January than grab a mop. No matter what camp you fall into, these Spring Cleaning hacks are a must-try!
Here are tips for cleaning some common areas in your house:
Do you own a dozen lint rollers but don’t actually have a dog (slowly raises hand)? Put those little gems to use on your lampshades. Roll it over you lampshades and pick-up that stubborn dust!
It’s always amazing how far toothpaste splatter can go on a mirror! Get rid of those smears with foam shaving cream. Just squirt on some foam and wipe down with a clean cloth!
Olive oil isn’t just for dipping bread! Use a small amount of a cloth and wipe over your stainless steal surfaces. It will remove any smears (a.k.a. fingerprints) and leave sparkling finish!
Give your sponges a second (or third or fourth) life in your microwave. Saturate your sponge with water and place in the microwave for at least one minute. This will kill any bacteria contained in the sponge.
Use non bleach laundry detergent to clean your outdoor surfaces such as wood and concrete. Take a bucket of water and add powder or solution to the water and use a pressure washer to clean away dirt.
Disposal after a while can start to stink… yuck! Use this simple trick to get rid of the odor. Chop lemon into small pieces and place in an ice mold. Top with vinegar and freeze. Place on into your disposal and run until dissolved.
Cleaning crown moulding can be tricky! An easy way to remove dust and cob webs is to secure a towl around a broom with a rubber band and get those hard to reach spots!
An easy way to wash the kids toys is to have them take a spin in the dishwasher! Make it a party and have the kids help! Simply place plastic toys in the dishwasher and run on a low cycle.
No matter how many coaster are laying around your house, water rings still manage to make an appearance. Easily remove them with a hair dryer. That’s right a hair dryer. Then be sure to wipe with a little oil for a pristine finish!
TV and Computer Screens
Have extra coffee filters laying around? Use them to gently wipe down TV and computer screens!