Spring cleaning time is never easy, but it’s an important time to reset your home, get things deep cleaned and better organized. Spring cleaning can take ages, but with these tips, you can make cleaning easier. Try these spring cleaning tips to get everything sparkling and tidy.
Break Cleaning Down Into Ten Minute Chunks
Spring cleaning can seem like a mammoth task, which it what puts most people off. If you’ve only got a few minutes spare, you can still get a cleaning task off the list.
- Dust. Brush a dusting wand over all open surfaces. If you have a few more minutes spare, you can get out the furniture polish for a shine.
- Clean doors and switch plates. Use a damp microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints, smudges, and other marks from your door handle and light switch plates.
- Dust ceiling fans. Put a pillowcase over the blade of the fan, then pull the pillowcase towards you. This removes the dust. After you’ve dusted, use a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water to clean each of the blades.
- Baseboards. Use a microfiber mop to quickly clear dust and debris from baseboards.
Tackle one task at a time to make it manageable. If you have a bit longer, you could do some Quick closet cleaning.
Adapt To Your Cleaning Personality
Some people like to clean when they’re stressed, whereas others will put off their chores whenever possible. Identity your cleaning personality to help you come up with a cleaning routine that works for you. If you’re an angry cleaner, for example, take advantage of this, and let any annoyance motivate you into tackling the tougher cleaning tasks.
Make Your Own Natural Cleanser
Lots of people like to clean with fewer chemicals, and it’s also just useful to have a backup in the house when you’ve run out of your usual cleaning products. It’s useful to know how to make your own cleaning supplies. Try this simple recipe, which can be used on quartz, granite, and marble counters, as well as on appliances and sinks.
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup rubbing alcohol
- 5 to 10 drops of peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil
- 1 squirt natural dish soap
Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake well. Spray onto the surface and then wipe with a clean cloth.
Make Your Bin Smell Better
Have you cooked fish or something else smelly for dinner? The smell can hang around in your bin for ages, which is never nice. Beat the stink and make your kitchen bin smell a bit better by putting a couple of dryer sheets (used is fine), onto the bottom of the bin. The dryer sheets will absorb any spills and cover up any bad smells.
Remove Stains From Coffee Cups With Baking Soda
Use baking soda to clean stained coffee cups or tea cups. Fill the cup with one part baking soda and two parts water. Leave the mug to soak overnight. In the morning, rub the inside with a sponge, and then rinse.
This is a contributed post.