Some say I’m a little late to the game of spring cleaning, but it’s better late than never! I’ve realized I am going to have to work a little faster than those who began at the start of spring, but I have some tips and cleaning ideas that will make my spring cleaning just as effective. So, if you’re like me, here’s how to do some last minute spring cleaning!
Reviving drapes is pretty simple, so there’s no need to go out and buy new ones. All you have to do is remove the hooks and throw them in the dryer with a clean, damp towel. Put the setting to air-fluff cycle for about 15 minutes. This will give your drapes a fresh and relaxed look.
Clean the Refrigerator
Cleaning the refrigerator can be a sticky mess, even with soap and water. Salt and club soda is the trick to scrubbing away food and liquid residue. The ingredients found in the club soda and the texture of the salt combined can do wonders for not only the refrigerator, but for stubborn stains on various materials.
Organize the Pantry
Don’t you hate when you find expired and wasted food in the back of your cabinets? This year, organize it so it doesn’t happen again. Place the products that expire the soonest towards the front. If you have items that don’t expire easily, but you use them a great deal, put these items in their own spot to avoid any mix ups.
Declutter Junk Drawers
When is the last time you decluttered your junk drawers? Most likely, there’s a lot of useless junk in there. Get rid of what can’t be used, re-purpose what can and get those drawers clear. For me, old cell phones were occupying one of the drawers. They haven’t been used or needed in quite a long time, so I found a cell phone reseller. GoodCellas gave me a fantastic deal for my old phones! Do you know anyone who will buy the rest of my useless items??
Rubber-edged squeegees are the way to go. They’re much more effective than a typical paper towel or cloth. It provides a better clean and it’s a product that can be used multiple times, unlike a used paper towel.
Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies
Stock up on your best and hardest working supplies. This way, you’ll be prepared for the year’s messes. If last year’s cleaners didn’t get the job done, then it’s time to buy some new ones. Look for reviews and recommendations if you need some new ideas.
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