The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer, and spring is finally here! There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house and spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to get rid of those things you can live without. Here are our home cleaning hacks:
- Use an Apron
Grab your cleaning supplies from inside the cabinets at once and store them in the pockets of an apron. This way your hands are free to clean.
Cut a lemon into halves and squeeze the juice into a ½ cup of water then drop the rinds into it. Microwave this for 3 minutes and let it stand for 5 minutes without opening the door. This will trap the steam and loosen the grime inside the microwave, making it easier to clean.
Wrap 2 microfiber towels around a pair of tongs, then wipe this across each slat.
- Maximize Laundry Time
Instead of spending time separating lights from darks, use a color catcher sheet or a ½ cup of white vinegar (plus detergent) to keep the colors from running. Don’t worry, the natural odor that vinegar has fades away as your clothes dry!
- The Tub
If you notice mold/mildew in the shower, spray vodka on the affected area. The acid will cut right through the grime. Let this sit for 10 minutes then go ahead and scrub.
Use a typical clothing lint roller on your lampshades to remove the dust they attract.
Place a dishwasher safe cup of vinegar on the top shelf and run the hottest cycle yoru dishwasher has. After, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom and run it through a short but complete cycle using the hottest water