Check out these simple Spring Cleaning tips. Two are great money and time savers, the other is just a fun and natural way to personalize your Spring Cleaning.
Spring Cleaning Tips
Save a few dollars with this Spring Cleaning Tip. Don’t purchase a special duster to clean the higher levels in your home, like cabinet tops and crown molding. Instead, try using a broom, rubber band and microfiber cloth to dust those taller spots. Simply cover the bristles of your broom with a clean microfiber cloth and secure it with a rubber band. Microfiber is an excellent dust catcher, and unlike some dusting products, it can be washed and reused time and time again. Remember not to use fabric softener when washing your microfiber towels, over time fabric softener will make them less effective in catching dust.
Citrus & Vinegar
Have you been thinking of making your own cleaning solution? It may not be easier, but it can certainly be rewarding. It’s nice to know that your cleaning solution is safe for your family, your pets, and your home. If you’re looking to experiment with a homemade cleaning solution, keep it simple and start vinegar and citrus. Combine sliced citrus and vinegar in a large mason jar, seal and store in a dark place for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, strain the citrus out. Mix the citrus vinegar with equal parts water and pour into a spray bottle. Clean cautiously at first, high concentrations of acid from the citrus can discolor fabric and it’s not recommended for stone cleaning. Some people just soak the citrus rinds in vinegar to keep the acid level lower.
Unwanted Pet Hair
This next Spring Cleaning Tip is a true time saver, especially when you need to quickly freshen up upholstery. Rather than pull out your vacuum, try using a rubber glove to remove pet hair. Simply put on a clean, latex glove. The disposable kind is best, and it can certainly be reused for this type of cleaning. With medium pressure, move your gloved hand across the surface of microfiber cushions or standard upholstery. The pet hair should stick to the glove and easily lift off the upholstery. This is a great trick for dinette chairs, especially if you have a pet who likes to nap under the table.
You can certainly save time and money with the right Spring Cleaning Tips. You can also personalize your cleaning with DIY cleaners. Enjoy the clean!