Spring Cleaning Tips
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Even though Mother Nature has been a little confused lately, it doesn’t mean we can’t embrace springtime and get started on our spring cleaning! Keep reading for cleaning and organization tips to help you whip your home into shape this spring.
Clean your kitchen sink with lemon and salt instead of a traditional kitchen cleaner. Simply sprinkle salt in your sink and then scrub the sink with a lemon cut in half. The lemon and salt method is also useful in cleaning your wood cutting boards. Repeat the process you used for the sink, and then seal the cutting board with some mineral oil to keep it looking fresh.
Clean your refrigerator and freezer with baking soda and hot water. This will help you avoid leaving a strong chemical or soapy smell in your refrigerator, which could affect your food.
Steam clean your microwave in just minutes using lemons and water. This will remove the stuck-on food residue with minimal effort. Simply place a microwave-safe cup with water and cut lemons in your microwave. Then heat until the water starts to boil. After that, let the cup of hot lemon water sit in the microwave for a few minutes to get the steam clean effect. Once a few minutes have passed, remove the cup and then simply wipe the microwave clean. The food grime should easily wipe away.
Closets and storage
Spring is a great time to get rid of some of the things we don’t need, don’t use, or just don’t like anymore. Set up a few empty bins or boxes in your home and label them with “keep” “donate” “sell” “recycle” and “trash.” Take these bins into each room and empty out all your closets, cupboards, and cabinets by putting things in the appropriate box. Take the “Keep” box and reorganize the space to your liking. Then donate, sell, recycle, or toss the remaining items.
To organize your fridge, first clean it and get rid of expired products (we all have that jar of pickles that’s been lurking in the back of the fridge – it’s ok we’re not judging). To avoid that happening in the future, put all small jars of items on a lazy susan to easily find what you are looking for. Yes, even have lazy susans for refrigerators! You can thank us later.
We hope you have a sparkling clean spring!