Many of us have daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routines. However, right now is that special time of year when your home may be in need of a spring cleaning overhaul. Not only will the fabulous tips below help you clean up in half the time, but you probably already have everything you need to get the job done.
Hack Your Swiffer With A Sock
The Swiffer sweeper is an invention that many of us couldn’t imagine living without. The one downside to this fabulous cleaning tool is the cost of purchasing new cleaning pads. But, there’s an easy solution to that problem – a fuzzy sock makes a great reusable pad! Just toss it in the wash when you’re done. The cost of replacing a sock that the washing machine “ate’ is still cheaper than the refill pads.
Dust With A Dryer Sheet
Some dusters make dust disperse into the air, which doesn’t really get rid of it. Eventually, the dust will settle back down onto whatever you just cleaned. However, dryer sheets are magnets for picking up dust, which means that when you toss the sheet into the trash, the dust will go bye-bye, too!
2-Ingredient Shower Cleaner
When you’re planning a spring cleaning overhaul, the last thing you want to do is have a complicated system for getting the job done. If you want a simple way to clean the gross soap scum from your shower, then look no further than two simple ingredients – vinegar and dishsoap. Use a 1:1 ratio to scrub your way to freshness!
Clean The Toilet
Vinegar is one of the best cleaning ingredients out there. It’s safe for the environment, and it kills bacteria, too! That makes it great for cleaning the toilet. But, don’t forget to pour some in the tank. The next few times you flush, that antibacterial goodness will end up in the bowl, where it can work its magic while you’re busy doing something else. It can’t get any easier than that!
Vacuum Nooks And Crannies
Dust and other small things love to hide in all the places where your vacuum hose can’t reach. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way – and you can make a clever nozzle attachment with an empty toilet paper roll. Just use a rubber band to attach it to your vacuum hose, and squish the other end flat. The flat end can get underneath tiny cracks and make dust obsolete!
Clean Your Bathroom With A Lemon
Not only does the lemon clean, but it acts as a disposable sponge, too! Add borax to the lemon for extra scrubbing power. This will make your metal faucets so shiny that you can see a reflection of yourself cleaning it!
Keep Germs Off Your Toilet Brush
A toilet brush is just one of those yucky things everyone wants to keep out of sight. But, that doesn’t mean bacteria will take a vacation – they’re still clinging to the bristles! Let good old Pine Sol or bleach come to the rescue. Pour some liquid into the toilet wand’s receptacle, and your brush will be disinfected 24/7. Don’t forget to top off the liquid now and again!