While some people don’t mind spring cleaning at all, others try to avoid it as long as possible. However, spring is just around the corner, so it’s almost time for this annual task. Especially if you’re not fond of it, you’ll appreciate these helpful spring cleaning tips and hacks.
Clean in Increments
Most people think they must finish spring cleaning within a day or two. However, there’s a better option. Work in increments of 10 to 20 minutes. For this, set a timer to ensure. Then focus on one thing at a time.
For example, you could clean all the ceiling fans, wipe off door knobs, or clean the mirrors during one segment. Then move on to another specific task. First, this will make the time fly. Second, you’ll feel as though you’re constantly accomplishing something.
Use Natural Cleaners
Instead of buying cleaning products, make them. Not only will this save money, but it also creates a healthier living environment. You can find all kinds of formulas online. However, here’s one example. Try this to clean shiny surfaces like the refrigerator, stove, and countertops.
Mix 3/4 cup of water, 3/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 to 2 drops of natural dish soap, and about eight drops of orange, lemon, or rose essential oil. Pour the combined ingredients into a spray bottle. After spraying a surface, wipe it down with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Eliminate Smelly Trash Cans
Although you’ll still need to wash trash cans with hot soapy water, you can keep them smelling fresh with this simple hack. Before adding a new liner, place several laundry fabric sheets on the bottom. You can also sprinkle carpet powder on the bottom of the trash cans, followed by putting in a new liner.
Simplify Shower Cleaning
As part of spring cleaning, you’ll need to clean the shower thoroughly. A lot of people dread cleaning the shower. After all, that usually means dealing with caked-on soap, calcium deposits, and scum. However, there’s an easy way to make your shower look and smell amazing.
You can keep it clean until next year by doing one thing. Head to a local dollar store where you can buy a dish wand. Then fill it with equal parts of vinegar and Dawn dish soap. Every time you shower, wipe the walls and fixtures with the mixture. After your shower, use it on the tub or floor, followed by rinsing it off.
Clean Blinds Faster
Here’s another part of spring cleaning that most people dislike: cleaning the blinds in every room. You can find blind dusters at many stores, as well as online. With a special tool, you can reduce the time it takes by about 50 percent.
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Remove “Gunk” From the Oven Door
No one likes to spend time trying to remove burnt-on food, grease, and other nasty things from inside the oven door. However, that’s another part of spring cleaning. However, here’s a great tip to save you time and effort.
Use a wet pumice stone to wipe away the gunk gently. Follow that by wiping down the surface with a wet microfiber cloth. This does an excellent job without requiring abrasive materials or toxic chemicals.