Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret spring cleaning tips to upgrade your home.
- Use coffee filters to clean windows.
Instead of grabbing the closest piece of paper towel, use coffee filters to wipe down your windows instead. Not only are they cheaper, but the lint-free material won’t leave any streaks on your newly-cleaned glass.
- Use dryer sheets to clean blinds.
(Via One Good Thing)
The best way to beat dust on your blinds is to run a dryer sheet over them. It picks up the dust while creating an anti-static barrier to keep dust from sticking for a little while longer than when using a regular duster. When it begins accumulate again, you’ll know it’s time for another wipe down.
- Use water and baking soda to clean the microwave.
Add water and baking soda to a microwave-safe container and heat it up until the water boils. It will eliminate lingering food odors while loosening grime left on the sides of your microwave, making it easier wipe clean.
- Use a pumice stone to clean the oven.
(Via Reader’s Digest)
Yep! That little rock that keeps your feet soft also does wonders for your oven. Wet the stone and scrub any residue from cooking-gone-wrong. It’s easier to clear away the stains with a pumice stone than any other alternative.
- Use spare socks as duster pads.
(Via An English Accent)
Did your laundry machine eat your sock? Use the remaining one to create a homemade duster. Use it to dust high corners of the house and tough-to-reach places like beneath the refrigerator and the stove.
- Use lemon oil to clean bathroom tiles.
(Via Only Foods)
Mix ½ cup of olive oil with the zest of two lemons over a low heat. After 10 minutes, your house will smell great! Remove the mixture and let cool, then use it in the bathroom to keep tiles shiny, and to prevent mold and mildew from forming in the grout.
- Use denture tablets to clean the toilet.
(Via Apartment Therapy)
Those fizzy tabs can do wonders! Drop one in the bowl and leave for at least 30 minutes (but overnight is better). In the morning, any stains will come off in a flash with the use of a toilet brush. Just like new!
Tada! You’re ready to tackle spring cleaning. Don’t forget to spruce up the outside of your home, too! Check our Organize Outside Pinterest board for ideas to help welcome the warmer weather with open arms!