Spring is coming – which means it's time to make your home in tip-top shape. A good, deep spring cleaning is a tradition that not only promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and orderly, but also helps withstand the feeling of freshness brought by the new year in summer.
We've rounded up some of the best DIY spring cleaning tips so you can de-clutter and deep clean your home to make it sparkle all year long.
- 1 1. Remove water stains with lemon to repair the faucet naturally
- 2 2. Clean the microwave by heating lemon juice and peel in water
- 3 3. Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup
- 4 4. Clean stainless steel sinks with baking soda
- 5 5. Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors
- 6 6. Organize your fridge and cabinets with turntables
- 7 7. Place a wet dryer sheet on the ceramic hob to remove burnt residue
- 8 8. Clean the grill with onions
- 9 9. Let coffee filters do more than just put a spring in your step
- 10 10. Unpack and stack your spring/summer clothes vertically
- 11 11. Use Cream of Tartar to Clean Roasters and Tea Kettles
- 12 12. Familiarize yourself with the sofa or rug before you clean it
- 13 X: Use only the vacuum cleaner or brush. 13. Use a window squeegee to scrape pet hair from the rug or rug
- 14 14. Avoid scratching floors by placing clean towels under furniture while rearranging
- 15 15. Use the Velcro straps to keep drawer organizers in place
- 16 16. Put the spring back into the keyboards soiled with cotton swabs
- 17 17. Use a shovel to help fill a large mop bucket
- 18 18. Use a butter knife to clean the vent holes
- 19 19. Roll a towel over a broom to clean hard-to-reach places
- 20 20. Recycle old socks to use as dust gloves
- 21 21. De-clutter your home
- 22 22. Organize and Renovate
1. Remove water stains with lemon to repair the faucet naturally
This spring, make the faucets clean and shiny by rubbing half a lemon on the water stains. Citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then use the other half of the lemon in our next tip.
2. Clean the microwave by heating lemon juice and peel in water
Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice into half a glass of water and drop the peels into mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam loosens up the dirt, so you can wipe the microwave clean with a minimal amount of elbow grease.
3. Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup
Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve mineral deposits that build up in shower heads over time, causing pressure drops and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it over the shower head with a rubber band and leave it on overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you go in, or else you risk smelling like vinegar all day.
4. Clean stainless steel sinks with baking soda
Simply wet the sink and faucet, sprinkle baking soda and scrub with a sponge. If you need more heavy-duty rubbing power, add salt to the baking soda.
5. Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors
Mix ½ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water, and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the glass and rub it with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to use old newspapers.
6. Organize your fridge and cabinets with turntables
Don't limit turntables and Lazy Susans to your countertops. After getting rid of old spices and seasonings, organize your pantry and refrigerator with this handy storage hack.
7. Place a wet dryer sheet on the ceramic hob to remove burnt residue
The dryer sheets are non-abrasive and are a great way to remove burnt food from the stove. Place the wet dryer sheets on the stove for at least 15 minutes before rubbing the gunk out. Follow these tips to clean your oven.
8. Clean the grill with onions
Clean the grill and get ready for warm weather. First, heat it up and sprinkle some white vinegar on the grates to help break up the residue. Then rub the area vigorously with half an onion. The onion acid rids the grill of any leftover residue.
9. Let coffee filters do more than just put a spring in your step
Does your TV or computer screen display fingerprints, smudges, and dust? The fibers in coffee filters are gentle enough to rub away, even on the thinnest TV screens. Just don't push too hard!
10. Unpack and stack your spring/summer clothes vertically
Are your dresser drawers a mess? Instead of laying folded clothes flat, stack them vertically for easy access. You can stack your clothes inside shoe boxes to keep rows neat inside the drawers.
11. Use Cream of Tartar to Clean Roasters and Tea Kettles
Mix 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar with enough water to make a milky paste. Rub the solution on your stainless steel appliances and wipe it down to reveal its original sheen.
12. Familiarize yourself with the sofa or rug before you clean it
Do not destroy upholstered furniture with the wrong cleaner. Not all manufacturer labels say what kind of solvent to use. Find out the cleaning codes below.
Upholstery Cleaning Labels :
W: Use aqueous cleaning solutions. S: Use dry cleaning solvents. not saturate. Do not use water. SW : Use water-based cleaners or dry cleaning solvents.