Spring is almost here!! Although the weather over here, in sunny CA, has felt like spring has already sprung for the last week or two.... 🤷
But springtime always gets me thinking about doing those cleaning tasks that I've put off during the winter, such as washing the windows😐, cleaning the cabinets and the refrigerator 😤to name a few...... So here are a few helpful tips for your spring cleaning.😊
1) Over time, build-up can collect on your kitchen cabinets — especially if you don't run the exhaust hood over your range while you cook to keep grease from settling.... I like to use Murphy Oil Soap wood cleaner, I love the way it makes my cabinets shine!!
This means the outside and inside. Pull out all of your fridge's interior shelving and wash them with warm soapy water. Then wipe down the surfaces that can't be removed on the inside with a sponge before putting shelves back in their place.
Your pillows and comforter — since you should be washing things like pillowcases and sheets at least every two weeks. These fluffy sleeping accessories should be thrown into your washing machine (just reach the manufacturer's label first!) two to three times per year.
Your Washing Machine
Don't wash your clothes in a smelly machine. Instead, disinfect it with distilled white vinegar and baking soda (they also have washing machine cleansing packets at most of our local stores in the laundry detergent section which is what I use!) to keep it fresh and high-functioning. Run the machine with hot water, then add the cleaning agents, and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Afterwards, restart your machine, let the water drain, and wipe it dry.
If you ever start to smell something burning when you turn on your oven, it might be time to give it a deep clean. Most ovens now have a self cleaning cycle, it's best to do it before summer and it gets too hot!
Organizing your closet is the first step to organizing the rest of your home. Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color. Your closet will look appealing, and your everyday routine will be easier.
Dust bunnies, be gone! To get rid of these annoying cling-ons, swish your broom around in warm, soapy water as needed. Another option? Try to zap it with the nozzle on your vacuum, just make sure you clean out the attachment afterwards.
Around the House
To revive drab drapes, take them down, remove hooks and run them through an air-fluff cycle in the dryer with a damp towel (to attract the dust) for 15 minutes. Re-hang immediately. Wipe blinds with a damp cloth.
Clean upholstered furniture. Vacuum pillows, as well as underneath the cushions. Look for stains and clean according to the care label.
In the Kitchen
If there's lime buildup around the faucet, lay paper towels over the fixture and soak it with vinegar, letting it set for one hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.
In the Bathroom
To remove hard-water scale or mildew on showerheads, faucetheads and drains, soak them in vinegar. If the head isn't removable, position a plastic bag filled with vinegar over it and tape it shut.
Hope these few ideas help you get your spring cleaning off to a great start.... If your looking for more tips here are a few websites to look at.... Spring Cleaning List By Room, 30 Spring Cleaning Tips, 7 Spring Cleaning Tips, Outside Cleaning Tips, Outdoor Cleaning Checklist