It may be a little early in the season for you to be thinking about spring cleaning, but we're here to tell you that it's never too early to start thinking about keeping your home clean and organized.
Spring cleaning is unique because most people tend to tackle tasks that they may not usually take on during the year. Whether scrubbing the shower or vacuuming the couch, you may pull out some strange tricks and tools to get the job done.
We're here to help with some home cleaning tips you've probably never heard of. Check them out below, and after you've given these a try, don't forget to share them with your friends and family.
● Soda + vinegar
Clean hard water stains from your toilets with this easy hack
Vinegar is a fantastic cleaner on its own, but its uses don't stop there! A one-two punch of vinegar and soda will leave your bathroom sparkling.
How to do it: Pour a 50/50 mix of vinegar and soda down your toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, scrub with a toilet brush, drain your toilet bowl, and flush. Voilà! You'll have a clean-as-can-be toilet bowl with nary a drop of elbow grease required.
● Hire a Professional Cleaning service
It is a known fact that a tidy home is the foundation of a happy home. All such things have to be kept clean for a happy home, from the bedding to the living room furniture to the kitchen appliances. With thousands of items in your home and hundreds that need care and attention at any given time, how will you handle cleaning all of them and keeping them clean? You need to call in some professional help to help you out at times like these. That's when home cleaning services come into the picture. A service that includes everything from cleaning carpets to doorknobs, ovens to shower stalls, windows to chandeliers, and everything else that makes up your home, Utah Home Cleaners in Salt Lake City are a boon to your home. They help you keep things clean by giving you a well-oiled machine that takes care of cleaning the entire house, leaving you with little or nothing to do apart from enjoying the happy home.
● Use Mason Jars
A handy way to clean those hard-to-reach places is mason jars. Put a few screws in and fill the jars with water. Then screw them in, let them soak in the screw holes, and the water will loosen up any dirt.
● Use a Mop Bucket
Use a mop bucket for a handy way to clean out your drains. Just throw your dirty rags in and when you fill up, replace them with fresh ones and clean the mop bucket out. It's a lot neater and more straightforward than pouring water down your pipes or waiting for the next big storm to do it for you when you're not around. Plus, you might even have a mop bucket taking up space in your basement or garage that you can repurpose.
● Clean Your Blinds
For those of us who don't know, it's not just the dust but the buildup of dead skin that makes the blinds less than attractive. Remove them and wipe down your blinds with some soap and paper towels. You can also use an old toothbrush to get to hard to reach areas.
● Use your makeup sponge to clean your lampshade.
This is one of my favorite household hacks! Don't let your makeup sponge go to waste by tossing it – clean your lampshade with it! Simply dampen the makeup sponge with soapy water and wipe down the lampshade. (Fold it in half if you need to get into all the nooks and crannies.)
● Use dryer sheets as air fresheners.
You're going to love this simple tip for keeping your house smelling amazing. It would help if you had an old pair of tights or pantyhose and some dryer sheets. Fill up a stocking with some dryer sheets and hang it in any room you want to smell extra lovely! These will last for several months before the scent starts to fade.
● The upside-down mop
Yes, this tip is solid gold! The solution is so simple; you probably won't believe it until you try it. Grate some soap and mix it with water using a 1:3 ratio. Then use a spray bottle to apply it to your mop. You're ready to clean with your new and improved upside-down mop. The soap mixture acts as a cleaning agent, and the water helps it reach places that traditional mop heads can't.
● Sweeping Tool
Use a broom or a leaf blower to clean your oven racks by spraying them with warm water from your sink. Cleaning the racks with a damp cloth will almost certainly leave them streaky and dirty. Afterwards, allow the racks to air dry completely before replacing them in the oven.
● Oleo spray
Spray olive oil on the gummy areas when your dishwasher's filter clogs. The oil will help it slide off easier.
● Pledge wipes
Instead of buying expensive sponges, try using a new set of wipes. They're way cheaper, and they clean just as well if not better than your typical sponge!
● Do not vacuum your bedroom.
Yeah, you might have to vacuum your bedroom, but do yourself a favor and avoid it at all costs unless it's necessary. It'll prolong the time between when you need to vacuum and when you have to do it. Plus, an upright vacuum is quite a bit larger than the rest of your vacuum, so you have to move furniture more often than you usually would. Finally, vacuuming will expose more dirt in your house, which means you'll often be inclined to vacuum. The next time you want to vacuum after some time has passed, remind yourself that emptying the trash every day is enough cleaning for one day.