Look outside. The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing. Springtime is here, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning. Yes, it’s that time again time to roll up your sleeves and spring clean your house, ready for the warmer months! There’s nothing better than throwing open your windows and doors after a cold winter, donning your rubber gloves and giving your house a much-needed once over.
Here are some spring cleaning tips for making your own non-toxic homemade cleaners, useful repurposing ideas and just general clever cleaning ideas to make cleaning and freshening your home as simple as possible.
- ShakeOut the Welcome Mat
If you’re looking to give your home an instant facelift, throw out the worn weathered welcome mat and replace it with a fresh spring looking one.
- Simple Microwave Cleaner
Use vinegar and lemons for a scrub-free microwave cleaning solution. Of course, you should clean the microwave more often than just when spring cleaning.
- White Vinegar
Clean your windows by mixing water with a little vinegar, and use old newspapers instead of cloths to apply to dirty glass
- Get your entire family involved
Many hands make light work. Get everyone in the family involved, assign them a task and it will make your life a lot easier.
If you have stubborn burnt pans, try boiling cola in the pan (stirring occasionally), then rinsing with water and a cloth
- Get into the loft
Get into your loft and sort out what you’re keeping and what’s going. If you’re not too confident about getting into the attic, why not try a loft clearance service to help you free up space and take care of the lifting and carrying.
- Clean Your Laptop
Repurpose old makeup brushes to clean in between laptop keys. Perfect for those who snack and surf at the computer.
What other tips do you have for people to try when they are spring cleaning their home?