Spring has arrived, and it’s time to get your home in new and tip-top condition. A deep and good spring clean-up is a tradition for so long. It promotes wellness and keeps your indoor fresh, clean, and organized. It also helps the feeling of a fresh start brought on by a new year. Below is a list with tips on how to clean every room in your home.
Use Lemon Juice To Clean Your Microwave
Lemons can help clean your microwave if it has stains and residue buildup. Mix one cup of water, two spoons of lemon juice, and one cup of vinegar in a bowl. Put the bowl in the center of the microwave and set it high for two minutes. Then, wipe down with a cloth.
Clean Stainless Steel Sink With Baking Soda
First, wash your sink with water, spray baking soda, and scrub it with a sponge. Add salt to the baking soda if you need more heavy scrubbing power.
Wax Your Stovetop
Apply a thin layer of car wax after scrubbing the grime off your stovetop, and then buff it off with a clean towel. It will wipe off future spills and also make it look shiny and new.
Pots And Pans
Add water and dish liquid to your cookware and let it simmer on the stove to soften the burned-on residue. Use a scrub sponge to remove any remaining stuck pieces. You can also massage ketchup sauce over the surface of the pot and add a pinch of salt to your polish if you have exceptionally stubborn spots.
Clean Your Dishwasher
Place a cup of vinegar on the top and run the hot water cycle in your dishwasher. Then, sprinkle baking soda in a cup around the bottom and run it through a complete hot water cycle.
Use Newspaper To Clean Dirty Mirrors And Windows
Mix one-fourth cup of white vinegar, two teaspoons of liquid soap, and two cups of water into a spray bottle. Spray on the glass and scrub it with newspaper. For a streak-free window or mirror, the ink acts as a mild abrasive, and for that, you can use the newspaper.
Use a hot steamer to clean the couch and lounge chair. A lounge or couch chair exposes the fabric to sweat, heat, and flaked-off skin. These are the main elements that dust mites grow on.
Clean Your Washer And Dryer
Remove mineral and detergent residues from the washer or dryer by running two cups of white vinegar in a complete hot water washing cycle without detergent. Repeat if your washer is still dirty. Scrub the lint tray with a brush, and then clean your dryer vent, hoses, and vent pipe.
Remove Pet Hair From The Carpet With A Squeegee
Take a shower, squeegee, and run it over your carpets to remove pet hair from the carpets in your house. It will bunch all the hairs up into a ball, so you can easily remove them.
To refresh the doormats, hose off and air-dry mats—vacuum doormats from both sides. Going over the backside will push trapped dirt out on the floor to be easier to pick up.
Phone And Other Electronic Devices
You probably know that our cell phone suppresses more germs than the toilet seat. Wipe your phone with a microfiber cloth with a Lysol wipe. Leave it for 5 minutes before wiping with a microfiber cloth or paper towel once more. This same process works well with other electronic devices, like a computer mouse or TV remote.
If your computer monitor or TV screen shows smudges, fingerprints, and dust, you can clean it off with coffee filters. The coffee filters’ fibers are gentle enough to rub, even on delicate TV screens.
Use White Vinegar To Beat Shower Head Buildup
Mineral deposits accumulate in showerheads over time that can cause reduced pressure. Pour white vinegar in a plastic bag, tie it up with a rubber band over the showerhead and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup.
To freshen shower drains and keep them free-flowing, mix half cup baking soda with one-fourth cup table salt. Put the mixture down the drain with one cup of heated vinegar. Let it still for 15 minutes. And keep running hot water for at least 20 to 30 seconds.
A quick way to declutter is by getting rid of expired makeup, hair products, and skincare. Many products say how many months the product will last after opening, but not all products note an expiration date.
Squeeze a few drops into your palm of Dawn dish soap or baby shampoo and rub the bristle tips of your brush into the soap to break down the oil-based concealer and foundation, then gently work the suds through them. Hold the brush and rinse under warm running water. Shake the brush and lay the brush down on a paper towel for drying.
To clean the top and sides, press firmly with your vacuum’s crevice tools and upholstery. Sanitize your mattress with a disinfectant spray after vacuuming. You can also use a garment iron or steamer to kill dust, insects, and bugs near the surface.
Go through your closet and pick out the clothes you no longer wear. Remove anything stained, worn out, or in need of repair. Put in spring and summer clothes and try on anything you’re unsure about before putting it in the closet.
Don’t Forget About The Air
Replacing HVAC filters and the furnace is one of the most critical and overlooked parts of spring cleaning. Consider replacing a standard filter with a more powerful one with a high MERV rating. It will help keep you and your family healthier in spring. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing healthy and clean air.
It will catch irritating and smaller particles. A/C ducts make up dust during winter, and improved filters catch unwanted particles, so they don’t enter your area.
After the spring cleaning, give your indoor a new tone like adding new colorful pillows, hang art, place flower pots, etc. These are great ways to change up your home. Transform your rooms for spring weather ahead with more items you like around you.