20 Tips for Spring Cleaning

1. Clean your ceiling fan


You must clean your ceiling fan when dust builds up on it. You can use a soapy towel or use those floor wipes, they work good because they are already wet and cleans well.

2. Clear and clean the cabinet and drawers


Search and remove everything you don’t need, like empty bottles. Use a mixture of warm water and vinegar to clean inside the drawers and remove every lose stain. Clean the counter tops with a brush then wipe with a cloth.

3. Clean your sinks and refrigerator


Clean dirty stains and grease deposits. Use foaming detergents, vinegar and baking soda to clean the sinks and the refrigerator.

Sinks are likely to accumulate a lot of the left over foods and stains and harbor germs. Having a clean sink reduces chances of contaminating food and promotes general kitchen hygiene.

4. Cleaning stove top and oven


Remove the burner grates and drip pans then soak in soapy water. Use a scoring cleaner to scrub the burner grates and drip pan and a tab

5. Cleaning pots and pans


There are this stains that get stuck on the pots and pans and the normal routine cleaning does not remove the stains. Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda, ½ cup vinegar and a cup of boiled water. Mix together and use the mixture to scrub the pots and pans.

6. Cleaning kitchen floor


Use a degreaser to clean the greasy kitchen tiles. Put your gloves on and spray the greased areas with a degreaser then clean with a rag dipped in hot water. If the grease is thick you can use a heavy duty scrubbing pad to scrub first before using a rag to clean. Rinse the rag frequently in hot water as you clean.

7. Cleaning all surfaces


Make a creamy cleaning solution by mixing baking soda, castile soap, glycerin and essential oil. The mixture cleans effectively the surface leaving a parking shiny look with a nice refreshing smell.

8. Cleaning the Toilet

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Toilets can have a buildup of dirt and germs that require stronger chemicals to clean and disinfect effectively. In a small bowl of water mix all purpose cleaner, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and use to scrub the toilet bowl and surfaces. Flush off then scrub again to attain the sparkling look.

9. Cleaning mirrors and floor tiles


Mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and sprinkle on the glass surfaces as you wipe with a soft cloth. Wipe more with a clean dry soft cloth for a clear look on the mirror. Use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to suck the contaminants off the floor and clean normally.


10. Cleaning curtains, window panes and wall corners


Remove all the curtains for cleaning and dust the blinds. Dust and wash the window sills and the corners using the normal detergent. Use a soft wet cloth dipped in a gentle cleanser to wipe the frames window panes, door knobs, and fan and picture frames.

11. Remove all the beddings for cleaning


Remove all the clutter in the bedroom by putting a side off season clothes and anything that is not being used. Wash all the beddings, comforters, sheets, mattress covers, pillows and vacuum clean and flip the mattress.

Spread clean beddings on the bed as the others are drying.

12. Clean the living room


Begin by clearing the clutter and putting everything in the right place. Remove the curtains, drapers and blinds and wash.

13. Clean the windows and accessories


Dust the living room corners and window panes, door knobs, doors and switch plates. Use non toxic vinegar in a spray bottle with a cloth to clean the door knobs, window panes, switch plates.

14. Cleaning furniture


Use the leather cleaning and a soft cloth to wipe the leather seats in one direction. You can also vacuum clean the seats to maintain that sparkle shiny look. Use upholstery spot cleaner to clean the dirty spots.

15. Cleaning the dining room


Prepare a mixture of warm water, vinegar and baking soda then with a soft cloth use to clean the surface of table and for wiping the dining seats. Use a dry soft cloth to clean until it sparkles clean.

16. Dust and clean the lamp shades and decor


Unplug and dust all the electrical items using a damp soft cloth. Use a duster to clean the lamp shades, lams and the decorative items.

17. Cleaning carpets and rugs


Vacuum clean and spot clean the dirty spots if carpets are not very dirty. If quite soiled you can rent a carpet deep steam machine from Home Depot or Lowes for a fee. They are very easy to use.

18. Cleaning the home siding


Use a bucket of warm soapy water and mix with ½ cup of trisodium phosphate. Scrub every part of your siding using a soft bristled brush attached to a long handle. Scrub from top to bottom and rinse with clean water once through.

19. Cleaning the gutter


Use a small container to remove the leaves and dirt that stick in the gutters. Use the garden hose pipe to pour water on the gutters and then use a scrub tide on a long stick to clean the gutter. Rinse with clean water and check out if there’s any leak to be repaired.

20. Cleaning the chimney


Cleaning chimneys helps in avoiding dangers that may arise due to accumulated smoke. Use a flash light to check inside and ascertain the magnitude of soot and if there are strange birds living inside. Put some sheets at the basement of chimney where the dirt can collect. Use a chimney brush and a strong wire to scrub in the chimney up and down.

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