Spring is an exciting season for most people. It’s the perfect time for outdoor fun activities. While many would prefer to spend their springtime outside having fun with their loved ones, others are impatiently waiting to get started on deep cleaning their house because it’s one of the things they enjoy the most.
If you fall under the second category, or simply planning to clean your house as soon as possible just to get done with it, then the house cleaning tips we have for you will be of great help.
1. Lemon is your new best friend
The refreshing smell and cleansing characteristics make including lemon in your house cleaning the optimal decision to go for.
This awesome cleaning agent is an effective antibacterial and antiseptic, thanks to the acids in it. Moreover, the oils contained in it are guaranteed to leave your surfaces clean and shiny, and the pure citrus smell of lemon will give your house the lively feeling you’re seeking.
There are endless ways to use lemon in your cleaning. First, it has the power to erase the water marks from your faucets by rubbing it on the surface. The glowy result will amaze you.
Second, lemon juice is one of the easiest ways that make cleaning your microwave a swift task. Start by squeezing the juice of one lemon into a half cup of water, submerge the skin into the mixture. Then, set microwave the substances for three minutes. Yet don’t open your microwave until five minutes have passed after the timing. Now, you can wipe your microwave effortlessly without struggling with the grease.
2. The Magic Of Vinegar
From the strong antibacterial characteristics of lemon, we move on to this other fascinating agent that holds just as much power.
Vinegar is an acidic solution that can help you get rid of grease and mineral buildups that can exist in the showerhead, for instance.
To give back your shower head its glow and purity, get a plastic bag full with a mixture of water and vinegar, dip the shower head inside it and lock it with a rubber band. Keep it there overnight. The next day you wake up, you will be surprised by the effect it will have on the shower head !
As for the coffee enthusiasts, or anyone who has a coffee maker even for casual use really, you must schedule a rinse of vinegar every month for your coffee maker. And when is a better time to start doing it other than spring ?
3. Stainless Steel Cleaning
Stainless steel exists in many parts of your house, starting with your kitchen sink to the doorknobs, shower heads, bathroom sink, and more. Cleaning it can be draining, especially when you notice that it has lost its sparkle. No, you don’t need to get new ones. You can rejuvenate your stainless steel sink in no time using a simple ingredient, and yes, it is highly affordable.
What’s the secret agent in this equation ? Baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda all over your sink after wetting it, and give it a scrub with your sponge then rinse it. The difference will be crystal-clear.
4. Onions are capable of much more than tears
Besides its teary effect that makes us cry whenever an onion is peeled, onions can serve as a terrific ingredient to clean your grill, and you want your grill to be ready for the spring barbecue parties, isn’t it ?
Heat up your grill and spread some vinegar over it, and let it sit for a few minutes. Once that’s done, use the onion to scrub the grill and remove any residues left from your previous barbecue gatherings. Like usual, remember to avoid making any contact with face or eyes when cleaning. It is always preferable to use gloves for any cleaning task that includes products.
5. Clean towels for a new look
Nothing breaks the routine of the stagnant winter mood than a new look for your house. Welcome the spring season with a new decoration of your already-existing furniture.
It’s all fun and games until you actually have to push and pull large and heavy furniture on the floor. The heavyweight and aggressive movements can scratch your surfaces and leave them with a not-so-pleasing look by the end.
After all, you want to improve your house interior, not ruin it. For this reason, make sure to place some clean towels under each piece of the furniture before pushing it. It does not only protect the floor surface but also shield your furniture from the friction with the floor, that may cause the outer layer of its ends to start peeling off. You really don’t want that to happen. It’s just ugly!
Not only that, there’s another use for towels for deeper cleaning of your house. As we all know, there are some parts of your house that seem impossible to reach. They’re either too high or too narrow that your arm can fit in. In such cases, sacrificing a towel for this greater cause will be an effective solution to your problem.
To avoid having dusty corners around the house where spiders and other insects and bacteria can find its shelter, wrap a towel around your broom and eradicate the dust from those spots.
Whether it is ceiling fans, roof corners, or any other area that was too difficult for you to reach, the towel-broom hero will save your day.
After you’re done, you can throw the towel in the washing machine, give it a deep clean and put it aside for your next house cleaning season.
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By following our guide, it is almost impossible to leave a spot dusty or dirty. After a deep cleaning session, you will be tired for sure, but the comfort you will be feeling is uncomparable, knowing that every single area of your house is clean, sparkly and sterilized.