It’s time to do some spring cleaning! Here are some spring cleaning tips to get you started.
Air out – Get all the germs, smells, and toxins out of your house. Open your doors and windows and set ceiling fans on low. Airing out mattresses a couple times a year also reduces dust and dander. While the windows are open wash the linens and vacuum and rotate your mattress..
De-Clutter – Tackle a closet a week and clear out all the items you no longer use. I do the one-year rule. If I haven’t worn it in a year, I don’t need it. Donate these items to charity. We get emails and mail all the time with donation trucks in our area. Get some shoe racks , baskets, or shelves to better organize yourself.
Clean Furniture – If you have a leather coach make sure and clean and treat it. I put a note in my calendar every three months and do it on that day so I don’t forget. Protect wood floors by checking the pads on furniture feet and replacing as needed.
Kitchen Spruce Up – Clean your refrigerator by wiping down the shelves and drawers with a non-toxic cleaning solution made with two tablespoons baking soda dissolved in a quart of warm water. And don’t forget that extra fridge in the garage! Tackle the microwave next by heating a coffee cup of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on high for 3 to 5 minutes, just long enough for the solution to boil and steam up the microwave. Keep the door shut for a minute longer, and then carefully remove the hot cup. Wipe away loosened grime with a soft cloth.
Sanitize the garbage disposal. Drop a few lemon slices and two tablespoons of baking soda down the disposal. Run the grinder and then rinse with hot water.
These are just a few ways to tackle your spring cleaning projects! Here is to a happy & clean home!