With warmer temperatures on the way, there is one thing that cannot be avoided – spring cleaning! While a clean house is so satisfying, the process can be overwhelming and time consuming. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas!
- Kitchen Cabinets
Over time, kitchen cabinets tend to collect buildup. If you aren’t one to run the exhaust fan while you cook, there is likely a buildup of grease. For a homemade cleaner, fill a spray bottle with equal amounts of distilled white vinegar and warm water. For extremely grimy cabinets, add a small amount of liquid dish soap. Mist the mixture onto the cabinets and wipe down after one to two minutes. This will cut through the grease and grime and leave your cabinets moisturized.
Clean your windows inside and out to remove any and all spots and smudges. Before you begin, combine one cup of rubbing alcohol, one cup of water, and one tablespoon of vinegar in a spray bottle. Be sure to wash your windows on a cloudy day to ensure that the sun won’t dry the cleaner before you’re done wiping the window down.
Hard water stains on faucets are unattractive and frustrating. Thankfully, there is a simple cleaning trick. Cut a lemon in half, and rub it on the water stains. The citric acid in the lemon works against the hard water marks and will leave your faucets looking spotless!
With how fast dirt and dust seem to appear, keeping your floors clean proves to be quite the challenge. Use this homemade cleaner for a good, deep clean. Mix ½ cup of baking soda with two gallons of water. Apply the liquid with a string or sponge mop. This same mixture can be used on grout!
- Washing Machine
Don’t put up with a smelly washing machine! Disinfect it using a distilled white vinegar and baking soda mixture. Run the machine with hot water, add the mixture, and let it sit for one hour. Once you have completed the first step, restart your machine, let the water drain, and wipe out the inside. This will leave your washing machine fresh and functioning at a high level!
Beat the smell of burning food and give your oven the cleaning that it deserves. After all loose pieces of food have been removed, sprinkle baking soda over the range until the area is covered. Using a spray bottle, spray distilled white vinegar onto the baking soda until it begins to bubble. Let sit for 20 minutes and wipe clean!