I’m sure that everyone can agree that having a really neat, tidy and clean house to come home to is really satisfying. Having your living space organized is actually very calming on the mind and can help with stress. Unfortunately, cleaning a house from top to bottom can be very time consuming and tiring. But I have plenty of tips that you can look at before you start your Spring Cleaning this year.
Then, depending on how much time you have to clean, there are different approaches to where to begin. If you have plenty of time – a week – then you can easily clean your house from top to bottom. Make a schedule with a day for each room and begin. With a week to spare, you can clean your garage, attic, and even store room – basically all the rooms in the house (even the ones you barely use). If you have a weekend to spare, then you can clean all the major rooms in your house that you use frequently – like your bedrooms, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. If you only have a day or less, you can go into each room but only skim the surface and clean up any major mess that might be there.
When you clean out every room in your house, make sure to put things you no longer require in a separate box so you can give them away to a charity.
DIY HACKS FOR QUICK SPRING CLEANING
DIY CLEANING SOLUTIONS:
Instead of going out to buy supplies, there are some that you can make at home. They are way better for your health and you will save money.
- White Vinegar: White Vinegar can be used to clean almost everything. It is the traditional solution used to clean. It is anti-bacterial and deodorizing. To make this all-purpose cleaner, you will have to mix one part vinegar along with one part water. You can use this solution to clean countertops and your microwave. Also, in the bathroom, it effectively cleans the showerhead and mirrors. Unlike store-bought cleaners, vinegar is cheaper and does not contain harsh chemicals.
- Lemon: Lemon has an amazing scent. Undiluted lemon juice or lemon juice mixed with water is a natural disinfectant that can be used as a cleaning product. Lemon juice dissolves soap scum and deposits of minerals. Just like Vinegar, lemon juice is also a safe and chemical-free cleaner
- Baking Soda: Another pretty popular thing used to clean is baking soda. It banishes stains and odors. It can be used to clean almost everything, from clothing to cookware. To get rid of burned parts and food that is stuck on vessels and pans, you can make a solution by boiling a mixture of equal parts of vinegar, baking soda, and water. Many people use baking soda instead of chemical cleaners when washing their pots and pans because they are worried about ingesting chemical residue.
HACKS TO CLEAN AND TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE CLEAN
Wash your Windows on a Rainy Day: It is better to wash your windows on a rainy day. This is because you save water and don’t dirty the outside. You can make an easy cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and warm water and use this to clean. Try to refrain from doing this on a sunny day as the sunshine will make the windows dry really fast and will leave streaks running down your window.
Double Doormats: Have 2 doormats – one outside and one inside your house. This way more dirt is trapped on it and the house remains cleaner. To clean them, you can vacuum them and put them back out.
Kitchen Sink: Does your kitchen sink have a weird odor? To get rid of the stench you can put a few lemon rind slivers through the garbage disposal followed by cold water. This will leave your kitchen sink smelling nice.
Microwave: Cleaning a microwave can be kinda hard, but with the right method of doing it, it will not take you much time. Fill up a microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a cut-up lemon, orange, or tablespoons of vinegar and put it in. Heat it in the microwave for a few minutes (till the solution boils) and then leave it to cool for about 5 minutes before you open the microwave. Then take out the solution and clean the inside with a sponge.
Cutting Boards: A lot of people think that the weird mark on their cutting board is permanent. But they are wrong. To get rid of it, you just need to slice a lemon in half and run it over the board. This way all the food stains and smells go. If you want to, you can sprinkle the board with salt or baking soda first.