10 Spring Cleaning Hacks
There are many wonderful reasons to love the spring season. It is finally time to open the windows and embrace the fresh air, set the clocks forward to enjoy daylight savings and say goodbye to the freezing cold temperatures that stole our motivation. However, this beloved season also brings with it the most dreaded event of the year: spring cleaning. Although this can be a daunting task, fear not, we have 10 spring cleaning hacks that will help make the process quick and easy.
1. Dishwashers Can Clean More Than Just Dishes
You may not know it, but your dishwasher is actually a secret weapon that can help you clean various household items. Some things you can clean in a dishwasher include: refrigerator shelves, removable showerheads, pet bowls, hair/makeup brushes, plastic kids’ toys, Ziploc bags, vacuum cleaner attachments, air vent covers and even your hub caps.
2. Oil vs. Oil
Although it sounds counterintuitive, oil proves to be quite the matchup against that greasy grime that builds up on your stovetop and counters. Rather than using harsh chemicals, just grab some vegetable (or mineral) oil and pour a couple drops onto a paper towel. Rubbing the oil over the greasy surfaces will remove the gunk and make your counters sparkly clean. Go over the surfaces with some liquid soap to finish the job.
3. Essential Oils for the Tub
Speaking of oil, the most natural way to clean your bathtub is by mixing a teaspoon of any liquid soap with a few drops of essential oils. For instance, great antibacterial oils to use include tea tree oils, eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary. Adding baking soda with the essential oils will help to remove those tough stains, leaving your bathtub looking and smelling great.
4. Lemons Make Your Faucets Shine
Since we’re already in the bathroom, let’s clean those sink faucets. Cut a lemon in half and use it to rub out hard water stains and eliminate the rust from metals in your bathroom (or kitchen). Not only will the lemon act as a powerful cleaning agent, it will also produce a pleasant aroma!
5. Hair Dryer = Water Ring’s Greatest Enemy
The water rings that have taken residence on your coffee table will shudder at the sight of a hair dryer, which you can use to remove them with ease. Turn the hair dryer to high heat and quickly blow the water rings out of existence.
6. Microfiber Cloths Will Save Your Windows
No need for foul-smelling cleaning products that leave your windows streaked and blurry. Soak a microfiber cloth with water, wipe the windows horizontally across and vertically from top to bottom and then be careful not to run right through those spotless windows!
7. Pet Hair Loves Tape Rollers
A great way to pick up leftover pet hair in your carpet is by using a tape roller. Simply roll the tape over the floor and watch the smelly hairs stick to the tape, leaving your carpets free of pet dander.
8. Clean the Blinds with a Technique That Will Knock Your Socks Off
Cleaning the blinds has never been so easy. All you need is an old sock, white vinegar, and kitchen tongs. Slide the sock onto the tongs, secure it with a hair tie or rubber band, submerse it in a combination of white vinegar and water, then start deep cleaning those blinds.
9. Grout-Grime Will Disappear With This Simple Mixture
We all love our tile, but what we don’t love is that build-up of grime in the grout. For those particularly filthy areas, a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will do the trick. Dip a toothbrush into the mixture and start brushing that dirt and grime away.
10. Call Stanley Steemer, the Ultimate Spring Cleaning Hack
The best way to tackle this year’s spring cleaning is with the help of Stanley Steemer of South Florida. Getting your carpet, tile and grout, hardwood, furniture, and air ducts professionally cleaned will leave your home looking the best it ever has. The experts at Stanley Steemer use advanced, state-of-the-art cleaning methods that are safe, thorough and effective. Our technicians are certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, taking great care to maintain the healthy environment of your home. Imagine giving yourself peace of mind as you leave spring cleaning to the pros. To give your home the healthy cleaning treatment that it deserves, contact Stanley Steemer of South Florida. Call (888) 697-5979 or visit our website for a free quote today!