It’s finally May! You know what that means – time for some good ‘ol spring cleaning!

Between kids, work, and everything in between, who wants to spend a lot of time cleaning the house? Not us! We’ve put together some suggestions for you to save precious time and can get back to the things that are really important.

Goodbye Water Stains

We’re all about re-purposing at Smiley360. For an easy and effective way to wipe away stubborn water stains, use used dryer sheets! Just add water and see those stains disappear before your eyes. Simple as that!

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Microwave Your Sponge

Looking for a quick and easy way to sanitize your nasty sponges? Pop that sucker into the microwave for a fast way to disinfect and carry on with sanitary cleaning!

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Use Soda to Clean Your Toilet

All you need for a sparkly fresh toilet bowl is some cola. That’s it. Easy enough, right? Give this one a try and let us know your results in the comments!

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Save Your Kitchen With Lemons

I don’t know about you, but I feel like lemons are something that I always have lying around the house. Turns out, they happen to be a pretty useful cleaning product!

Rub a lemon half on and use it to scrub on your stainless steel and voila. Clean with a citrusy scent to boot!

Pro tip about lemons: you can also keep your garbage disposal fresh with frozen lemons. Put the other half of your lemons into an ice cube tray with some vinegar and freeze them. Then, put the ‘lemon cubes’ in the garbage disposal and run it until the cubes are gone.

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Clean Toys in the Dishwasher

Instead of trying to hand wash every toy your child gets their hand on, just put all of their dishwasher safe toys together for a quick, light cycle.

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Blow Water Rings Away

No matter how hard you try to always use a coaster, sometimes we all see the dreaded water ring on our wood furniture. If you have a hairdryer, getting rid of them is simple! Just heat for about 15-20 minutes to watch them vanish.

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What are some of your favorite cleaning hacks?