It's that time of the year again - the holidays have officially died down, the weather is beginning to warm up a bit, and we've been forced to set our clocks back an hour. So, what does this mean? The Spring season is officially in the air, and so is the need for spring cleaning!
Thankfully, the Internet makes it easy to find the best tips, tricks, and DIY cleaning hacks available. We've compiled a list of some of our favorites to help make your household cleaning binge as easy as possible.
1. Make A Game Plan!
Decide how much time you want to spend on each room or section of your house and try to reach your goal. It's easy to get caught up on that stain you've been meaning to tackle since you can remember, but having a game plan will help you stay on task and make the most of your day.
2. Dust Your Fan Blades With A Pillowcase
The pillowcase will catch all of the falling dust. No more sneezing spells!
3. DIY Carpet Cleaner
Cover carpet stains with vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar. Let the two components bubble up and absorb the stain. Rub away the stain with a damp cloth, let dry, and vacuum clean!
4. Sink/Faucet Buildup
Soak paper towels in vinegar, then sit them on your faucet and let soak for about 30 to 60 minutes. Kiss those hard water stains goodbye!
5. Easy Microwave Cleanup
Pour a 1/2 cup of water and drop one squeezed lemon in a bowl. Microwave for three minutes and wait five more before removing the bowl. Last week's dinner residue will wipe away easier than ever before!
6. Dust Lampshades With A Lint Roller
How did we not think of this before?
7. Dust Your TV Screen With A Coffee Filter
Unlike paper towels, coffee filters leave no residue behind!
8. Clean Your Vents
Detach all of your floor and ceiling air vents, and run them through the dishwasher. Just make sure you don't use a heated dry cycle if your vents are plastic. Who knew dusting could be so simple?
9. Erase Soap Scum With Cooking Spray
Yes, cooking spray!
10. Window Cleaning
Gather baking soda, white vinegar, paper towels, a rag, a butter knife, and an old toothbrush. Sprinkle baking soda over dirty window tracks to cover the dust and dirt, then pour vinegar over the baking soda and let soak for about 10 minutes. Use an old toothbrush to work the grime out of the corners and into the middle of the window track. Use your rag and butter knife to work the corners, if needed. Then, wipe clean with your paper towels!
We hope these simple tips help get you through your spring cleaning frenzy. If you realize you simply don't have enough space as you binge clean your home, remember you can always rent a self storage unit to solve your problem! Feel free to let us know if you try any of these, or have any other tips of your own in the comments below!