Cleaning Expert Shares 14 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks – Make Your Home Fresh Like Spring

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Dust Your Fan The Easy Way

There’s no question about it – cleaning the ceiling fan is an annoying chore. Whatever you dust away settles on the coffee table or the floor just seconds later. Prevent that from happening by using an old pillowcase to grab the dust off the fan blades in one fell swoop! The captured dust will conveniently end up in the pillow case, and not on your head.


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Clean Your Blinds With A Sock

Socks aren’t just great replacement pads for your Swiffer sweeper – you can use them to dust your window blinds, too! Only in this case, your whole hand is the sweeping wand. This gives you more control over cleaning up all the dust, since your hand can wrap around both sides of the blinds at once. Cleaning up after yourself is super easy, too – just chuck the dirty sock in the wash and you’re done!


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De-Grease Your Oven Filter 

Did you even know your oven has a filter? Yep, it sure does – and it needs a good de-greasing every now and then! The filter is usually located in the hood above the oven door. There’s no need to scrub it yourself, though. Let your stove work for you! In a large pot of water, add about a cup of baking soda and bring the water to a boil. The half that is sticking out has already been done – all it takes is about 15-20 minutes for each half.


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Clean Your Oven With 2 Ingredients

Scrubbing away your oven’s baked-on grease and food can be quite a chore. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be! In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water. Use a washcloth to spread this mixture onto the surface of your oven and let it sit overnight for 12 hours. In the morning, spray white vinegar onto the oven’s surface until it starts fizzing. Dunk a washcloth in warm water, and it’ll be a cinch to wipe all the gunk away!


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De-Gunk Your Grill

With summer around the corner, it’s probably time to think about cleaning your grill. Go grab some oil, salt, and a potato. As tasty as that sounds, it’s actually your grill that will be eating it! Lay the grill plates on a flat surface, and brush the oil all over the grill plates. Sprinkle some coarse salt on top, and use a sliced potato to scrub it clean. Rinse the mixture off with a garden hose, and you’re done!


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Make Your Windows Sparkle

You don’t need a squeegee to make your windows look fantastic. The secret is to add rubbing alcohol to your soapy water mix. This helps the solution dry quickly, leaving the windows streak-free.


Towels Smell Like Mildew?

If your towels lack freshness, it may be time to get rid of the product build-up. Instead of washing them with detergent, try this natural solution. Throw your towels into the washing machine and add a cup of vinegar. Once the cycle ends, run them through again, this time with half a cup of baking soda. This should make them fluffy and fresh, just be sure to dry them very well when you are finished!



Watch this video for more tricks!

A thorough spring cleaning is just one of those things that you have to do in life. But, there’s no reason why you have to make it hard on yourself. All of these spring cleaning tips make it a breeze to get the job done in as little time as possible. Don’t you just love that fresh “new house” smell?

Sources: One Good Thing By Jillee, YouTube/HouseholdHacker, YouTube/HouseholdHacker, YouTube/HouseholdHacker,YouTube/DIY Life Hacks, YouTube/MissMikaylaG, YouTube/Love Meg, YouTube/Mashka1000, YouTube/Bethany Fontaine, One Good Thing By Jillee

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