Make Your Home Sparkle With These Spring Cleaning Tips
Keeping a clean and tidy home is tough. Now is a good time to shake the cobwebs off and get it looking sparkling new again. Spring cleaning is a task we all have to endure, but here’s a few tips to make it easier. Before you know it you’ll have your house back in order in no time, so you can sit back and relax for summer.
Swap Paper Towels for Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths are not only affordable and more durable than paper towels, but they are eco friendly and soak up more liquid. You can also use them for all surfaces, and reuse them after a machine wash. Microfiber cloths are also much better than your standard paper towel for locking in moisture.
It’s seems hard to comprehend, but your kitchen sink actually harbors more bacteria than your toilet seat. Cleaning your sink with soap and water, mixing in a bit of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide separately. To remove stubborn rust from steel sinks, add some drops of mineral oil. Doing this will stop water stains from developing on your shiny new surface.
Microwave Your Dirty Sponges
Sponges soak up water, but also with it comes a ton of bacteria. To give yours a thorough disinfection, put them in the microwave. Yes we’re serious – it really does work! Leave it on high for about one minute, and voila! Your old sponge is as good as new.
Make Sure Your House is Pest Free
If you spot any mice droppings or cockroaches, it might be a good idea to call Pest control experts. Most city houses have rats inside the walls and under the floorboards, so it’s nothing to overly stress about. Call in the local experts and they’ll do all the hard work for you.
Use a Citrus Solution to Clean Your Toilet
Citrus is a great descaler and a non toxic alternative to your typical bathroom cleaner. To make your own toilet cleaner mix in some vinegar and essential oils into a spray bottle. Add some lemon juice and let the solution sit inside your toilet bowl for at least half an hour.
Remove Unpleasant Odors
As we all know, we can’t just toss our gym shoes into the washing machine and hope for the best. A good trick to eliminate foul odors is to use baking soda. Simply pour it into your trainers or gym bag and spill it out when for when you next want to wear them. You can also prevent bad dog smells by sprinkling your furry friend’s favorite nap spots with baking soda.
Unclog Your Drains
When it comes to washing up, a slow drain can be extremely frustrating. To combat this, mix half a cup of baking soda and pour it down your sink. Next pour in half a cup of vinegar. Cover with a cloth to prevent fumes, and after five minutes, flush your cleaning solution away with warm running water.