Here’s some great tips to help you with your spring cleaning
15 Spring Cleaning Ideas
1. De-clutter – Donate, Gift, Sell, Move, or Throw It Out
De-cluttering is actually more of a mental exercise than a physical one. You have to take a look at each item that you have and decide why you are keeping it and if it is worth the space that it is currently taking up in your home. Answer yourself honestly, and if the item does not need to be in your home, donate it, give it away, move it to a place that makes sense, sell it in a garage sale, or throw it out.
2. Move What You Want or Need to Keep to a Storage Shed
Move everything you don’t need to store in your home to a storage shed
You can rent-to-own a customized storage shed from Classic
3. Wrap a Towel Around Your Broom to Help Clean Ceilings and Corners
4. Let the Sunshine In With Clean Windows
Clean your windows and window treatments
5. Use Those Single Socks for Dusting
6. Clean Out Your Fridge
7. Make Your Microwave Magnificent
Place a microwave-safe bowl with one cup of water, a few tablespoons of vinegar, and one whole citrus fruit such as a lemon, lime, or orange chopped up inside your microwave and let it cook on high for several minutes until it boils and you see steam on the door of your microwave. Let the solution cool down for about 15 minutes without opening the door, then remove the bowl and wipe the inside with a sponge. Your stuck on messes will easily come of now and your microwave will smell springtime fresh.
Easily clean your microwave with water, lemon, and vinegar
8. Remove Stains From Your Cutting Boards With a Lemon
*See note under #11 for things that you shouldn’t clean using baking soda.
9. Brighten up Your Copper Pots with Ketchup
10. Clean Off the Burned-On Reside On the Rest of Your Pots
*Note: This tip is appropriate for stainless pots and pans, but wouldn’t be for a lot of non-stick cookware because of the steel wool step. Also, remember that seasoned cast iron pots and pans shouldn’t be cleaned with soap.
Simmer your pots with soap and water to remove burned on stains
11. Use Baking Soda to Remove Grease
There are a few things that you shouldn’t clean with baking soda as it could damage these surfaces. They include:
- Ceramic stove tops
- Wood Furniture
- Antique Silver
- Things with deep grooves or cracks like a keyboard
- Your hair and skin