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21 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Check out these 21 spring cleaning tips & tricks to keep your home in top shape year round.








Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks


1. Fill a dish wand with half vinegar and half dawn dish soap. Keep the wand in your shower. Before taking a shower, scrub the walls with the wand then rinse off. Source


2. To clean fan blades, toss a pillowcase over the blade then slowly pull off. All of the dust and dirt will stay contained inside the pillowcase. Source

3. Clean your burners without scrubbing. Place in a sealed ziploc bag with a 1/4 cup of ammonia. Leave overnight then wipe clean with a sponge. Source


4. Spend less time shining your faucets, sinks, and tiles by polishing them with turtle wax. The wax acts as a protective barrier preventing water and soap buildup. Source


5. Mix a few drops of essential oil with one cup baking soda. Sprinkle on your mattress and let sit for one hour before vacuuming. The baking soda will absorb any dirt, moisture and odors while the essential oil will leave the mattress smelling fresh. Source


6. Make your own citrus vinegar cleaner. Place citrus peels in a jar and cover with vinegar and let the solution sit for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, strain and dilute 1:1 with water. Source


7. Use a vinegar to remove hard water stains from your faucet. Source


8. Make your sink shine by mixing borax with lemon juice to make a paste. Rub it on, then rinse it and wipe clean. Source


9. Use a rubber glove to pick up pet hair. No source found
 

10. Fill ice cub trays with vinegar then drop a lemon slice into each one. Drop a couple cubes in your garbage disposal with some water to clean it. Source




11. Use a binder clip to air dry your sponges and keep them smelling fresh longer. Source


 12. Clean your pans with tea tree oil. Source



13. Use a q-tip to clean tight spaces in your window tracks then wipe with a clean paper towel. Source


14. Clean stubborn stains by spraying with a water and vinegar solution and then use an iron to lift the stain. Source


15. Pour vinegar and water into a bowl and heat it in the microwave for a few minutes. The steam will help loosen any grime for easy clean up. Source


16. After cleaning your vents, apply a layer of wax to them to help repel dust. Source


17. Clean the glass on your fire place by dipping a wet paper towel in the ashes then wipe your glass with it. Source


18. Clean cabinets by mixing 1 part vegetable oil with 2 parts baking soda then scrubbing with a toothbrush. Source


19. Make your floors look new again. Spay on a mixture of 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. Let sit for an hour then scrub off. Source


20. Remove rust spots from your kitchen knives by soaking them in lemon juice. No source found


21. Sprinkle baby powder on shirt underarms and collars to help prevent sweat spots. No source found






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