Spring is in the air–dust mites beware! The temperature is rising, flowers are blooming, and your house is ready for one hefty cleansing.
We’re here with 7 Spring Cleaning tips to help get your home squeaky clean.
1. Revive your shower curtain liner
A moldy, mildew-ridden curtain liner is the last thing you want to see while enjoying your morning shower.
Along with your bath towels, simply toss your shower curtain liner into your washing machine on a regular spin cycle, and the fibers of the towels will help scrub those stubborn stains clean. When the wash is done, just hang it back up to air dry!
2. Air out your bedding
Throughout the winter, your home is closed up and the heat is on–meaning your pillows, comforters, and blankets go months without fresh air.
To freshen up your bedding, grab those fluffy pillows and blankets and head outside. Simply hang them on a clothesline or lay them over your outdoor furniture, fence, or balcony. After one day in the great outdoors, your bedding will smell and feel like new!
3. Tidy up your home away from home
When you’re on-the-go, your handbag becomes your homebase. Whether it’s housing your makeup, toiletries, chewing gum, or spare socks–your handbag needs Spring Cleaning too!
First, turn your handbag upside down and clear out those old receipts, wrappers, and loose breath mints. Once you’ve cleaned out the strays, just wipe the inside of your bag down with a Lysol disinfectant wipe, then you’re ready to reload and go!
4. Have a dishwasher? Clean more than just your dishes!
A dishwasher can make more than just your plates and bowls sparkle!
Load up this handy kitchen appliance with pet toys, toothbrush holders, shower heads, and your children’s plastic toys for an effortless house-wide cleaning. Just remember to opt for a gentle cycle, and skip the heated dry for squeaky clean results.
5. Tune up your blinds
Whether they’re aluminum or wooden, spring is the time to pay attention to your window blinds. For wooden blinds, just grab a Lysol gentle wood cleaning wipe and wipe down each slat.
For aluminum, bring your blinds outside then gently scrub them with water and a degreaser, then rinse with a hose. To prevent rust, be sure to dry these off with a towel before hanging them back up.
6. Banish cutting board stains
Has your cutting board been stained by pomegranates, strawberries, or oily foods?
First, grab some baking soda and sprinkle a light coating over your board. Then, cut a lemon in half and gently scrub the board in a circular motion–its juice will lift food stains and odors so that your cutting board is good as new!
7. Get Rid of Your Microwaving Mess
We’ve all been there–you’re microwaving tomato sauce, a bowl of soup, or some leftover dinner, when suddenly you hear that dreaded pop. Before you know it, the inside of your microwave is a total mess! And if you ignore that mess for a day or two, those saucy stains turn stubborn.
Not to worry–just grab a microwavable bowl and add ½ cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water. Microwave the mixture on high for 5-10 minutes, or until your microwave’s window becomes steamy. Then, with your microwave’s door shut, let the mixture sit inside to cool for 15 minutes. After removing the bowl with oven mitts (careful–it’s still hot!) just grab a sponge or rag and wipe down the inside of your microwave. Those once-stubborn stains will slide right off!
Ready to get cleaning? Great!