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Spring-cleaning Hacks

Spring is around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about cleaning out the entire house for spring-cleaning! Spring-cleaning can be a pretty daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of these spring-cleaning hacks to help you with your cleaning ahead!

Disinfect Your Sponge Quickly
Sponges are great tools whenever you clean, however, they can build up a lot of residue midway through a big job. When this happens don’t fret, you can easily disinfect your sponge quickly by squeezing everything out and then microwaving it on high for a minute! Your sponge will be brand new and you’ll be able to keep cleaning without any major disruptions.

Time Yourself
Putting a time limit on a spring-cleaning task will help you stay focused and get your tasks done efficiently. However, you will also see how long it actually takes to you complete a chore, which will make them feel more manageable.

Make Space for Inevitable Clutter
Clutter is always going to show up in any household, so when you’re spring-cleaning make space for inevitable clutter. By going through the current built up clutter laying around the house to clearing away a designated space where new clutter will go, you’ll be able to keep track of everything while keeping things fairly clean and manageable.

Use a Hair Dryer to Get Rid of Water Rings
Water rings on wood can be a huge eye sore, and you might think that they are hard to get rid of, but they are actually pretty easy to fix! All you have to do is grab a hair dryer and blast the offending water ring on high heat until it starts to disappear. Once you are happy with the overall look, rub a bit of olive oil on the area to recondition the wood!

Don’t Forget About Unseen Areas
There are a lot of places in your home that you forget to clean because they are unseen! Places like garbage disposals and air vents are major areas to clean when it comes to spring-cleaning! When you neglect unseen areas, dust, dirt, and residue can build up and you don’t want that to happen. Therefore, when you’re going through and cleaning your home, try to keep in mind those unseen areas that might be easily forgotten.

Use a Lemon to Clean Stainless Steel Faucets
If you have some unwanted water stains on stainless steel, all you need is a lemon to get rid of them! Cut the lemon in half and start rubbing away the stains. This is a better and more natural solution to the problem instead of using harsh chemicals and it leaves behind a fresh citrusy scent!

Use Steam to Clean Your Microwave
If there are some old food stains inside your microwave, all you have to do to clean the area is to steam clean your microwave! Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and your favorite essential oil scent. Microwave the mixture for five minutes. Then, all you have to do is gently scrub the remaining residue away!

Wash Windows on a Cloudy Day
Window cleaning can be tricky. If it’s too hot, your windows will dry too quickly and leave streaks. That’s why it’s best to clean windows on a cloudy day! The sun won’t be able to dry up your solution before you can wipe it away! If you’re looking for a made-at-home window washing solution, mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water or add one teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid to several gallons of water!

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