spring cleaning

Make a schedule

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to tackle spring cleaning in an entire day. Make a list of what should be done first: start one with room and make a goal to complete certain task by that day.

Work from the top to bottom

Start from the ceilings (dusting light fixtures, wiping down walls, etc.) and work your way down the room. This will eliminate the need to clean off surfaces or vacuum twice.

Don’t forget about walls and windows

Use a damp cleaning cloth to wipe down walls and dust baseboards. These dusters make the job easier when trying to clean blinds.

Use natural cleaners

You can find ingredients for natural cleaners in your pantry: vinegar, lemon, baking soda, salt, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide.

Things to clean in the kitchen

  • Clean outside and inside of cabinets. Yes, this does mean removing all items for cabinets (and throwing away things you don’t use!).
  • Organize and clean out fridge. Remove all of the food and clean down shelves and drawers.
  • Turn oven to cleaning function. Once it’s cool, wipe down with damp cleaning cloth.
  • Clean top of stove, remove eyes on stove, and clean with a vinegar / water mixture.
  • Cleaning the inside of the microwave: Place a glass bowl with one cup of water, a few drops of lemon juice and a couple of tablespoons of vinegar. Let it run it for three minutes on high power, or until the water boils vigorously. Let cool and wipe down inside of microwave.

Remove buildup in your shower head

With vinegar and a plastic bag, you can easily remove buildup in your shower head. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Run the shower in the morning to remove vinegar.

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