7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home
It’s that time of the year again… time to do some Spring cleaning. While it may seem tedious to start organizing and cleaning your house in preparation for the Summer, these 7 Spring home cleaning tips will help you get through those time-consuming, yet necessary house cleaning chores.
Let’s start off with your home's entrance. If you're still using an old or worn out doormat, it may be time to buy a new one. However, if you’d rather keep it, simply wash it to be sure you first get rid of the dirt and grass and then rinse it. Add some dish soap and rinse again until clean.
The first thing you need to do is vacuum the carpet. Are there any stains? If so, dampen the spots with vinegar and then add baking soda to them. Let the mixture bubble up and clean the stain. Use a cloth to finish cleaning it and vacuum it again.
Don’t have time to clean your windows? Here’s one Spring cleaning tip that will save you time and energy with this tedious task. Similar to the carpet, vinegar is the best solution for quickly leaving your windows squeaky clean. While the smell may not be ideal, it'll be gone before you know it and will have you admiring your new-looking windows. Mix the vinegar with warm water and grab an old sock (it doesn’t matter if it has holes in it) and start cleaning.
This quick tip also works for blinds. It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to clean them.
Of all the spring cleaning tasks you may have to do this season, this will probably be the most tedious one of them all, but it will be worth taking the time to clean. First, empty your refrigerator completely.
Once all the items are outside, look at the expiration dates and dispose of any food that has expired.
Clean the fridge with warm water and vinegar, and dry it thoroughly.
Take inventory of what you had in your fridge. How many sauces do you really need? Consolidate everything and reduce the number of items in your refrigerator.
Arrange them in an orderly manner so that things are easier to find.
Once again, baking soda and vinegar are your allies here. If you don’t want to use the solution they sell at the supermarket, all you need to do is mix dish soap with vinegar, baking soda, and warm water.
Remove the oven racks and empty everything you have inside. Use your newly made baking soda paste and a cloth to clean the oven. Then use the same formula to clean the racks. Let it dry, and you’re all set.
To clean the dishwasher, simply follow the same steps you’ve applied before. If you left dishes inside, empty everything first. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container and run the dishwasher using a hot water cycle. Doing this should help you get rid of all the grease and dirt inside.
The last of our 7 Spring cleaning tips is devoted to the bathroom area. Just remove all clothing, towels, and rugs before getting started. Clean the trash bin.
There are several cleaning areas in the bathroom: the toilet, bathtub, sink, mirrors, and floor. Start with the tub, sink, and toilet by scrubbing both and using a disinfectant to clean these areas.
Wipe down the mirror either with vinegar, like you would when cleaning windows, or opt for a glass cleaner instead.
Open your medicine cabinet and get rid of any expired prescriptions and/or over the counter medications. Only keep the essentials.
Wipe and clean the floor, and you’re all set for Spring!
We're sure these tips will help you confidently start the season off on the right foot.
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