Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7 Spring Cleaning Hacks

It’s that time of the year again - Spring has come and it’s bringing cleaning supplies with it. Deep spring clean up is good for not only promoting a well-organized home but can also bring that feeling of a fresh start. After all, Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal. 

The beauty of the outdoors at this time make people mimic that prettiness, and above all, a clean space can only make people feel better. But if you get a feeling of dread just at the mere thought of all this work use this list to find out how to successfully clean your home in no time.

Clean room by room

The sad truth is that there is no short-cut to this ‘problem’. The best thing you can do is to organize yourself and be absolutely prepared. So for starters, you have to admit there is nothing more lovely than a clean window with a beautiful view. And when you go in or out of your home you always have to pass through your front door. Winter can be rough so it is recommended that you should first repair windows and doorsif needed. When all the repairs are done start the cleaning!

If you can, you should always clean your windows in the shade because direct sunlight can cause smudges and we don’t want that happening after our hard’s work. The best product you can use is a microfiber cloth and a glass cleaner. If you are up for it you can even make one yourself! As for the doors in your home, you can mask small scratches with walnuts! Just rub them over the scratch and you should be good. 

When you are done with these essential parts, you can call up your partner or gather around your family and discuss your plan of action. The best thing you can do is to make a room checklist and go step by step. Maybe you can even split up and that way you can cover most of your home at once. As it was mentioned before there are no short-cuts and by using a room checklist you will be absolutely sure you didn’t miss a spot. So open your windows, let the sunshine in, put on your favorite music and get to work!


Your windows and doors are repaired and cleaned, you have your room checklist in your hand and you just decided it’s best if you start off with the kitchen. The cleanliness of your kitchen appliances is of the most importance. After all, you prepare your food there and later eat that same food. The good part about spring cleaning is that it’s done yearly and although some of your appliances need regular tending, others can pass yearly.  Your microwave, oven, and refrigerator are of one of those things you should clean regularly. But in the big springtime cleaning, you should even clean the parts you usually neglect or miss. Like those burned spots in the back of the oven, or ketchup stains inside of the refrigerator. We all do that it’s not a crime but there is a time when you just have to put an end to it. Kitchen cabinets are a yearly thing. You should declutter, dust everything off, clean it with a microfiber cloth, put everything back and wait for the next springtime cleaning. 


Bathrooms are the place of cleanliness and serenity. They are a place of ‘me’ time, where you freshen up and that is the place you start your day, isn’t it? Starting your morning in a clean environment can only make your day better. Mirrors, toilet and the sink should have a regular tendance. There are some things people just avoid cleaning like the shower curtain. It just kind of stands there so it’s no wonder you forget.

You should also take care of your makeup and makeup brushes. Look for the expiration date and if it’s overdue get rid of it immediately. As for your makeup brushes if they are not tented to they can become a pretty nice place for bacteria. And you don’t want that. You should also take care of your shower drain and make sure it’s unclogged and fresh.

Living Room

Isn't it nice and easy going through this room checklist? The living room is probably the place you spend most of your time in. It is a room where your friends and family gather to have fun. There are a few things you should pay attention to when doing the annual springtime cleaning. Vacuuming behind and under your furniture should be the first thing on your list. Second, there is nothing sweeter than the scent of freshly washed curtains. You should rehang them as soon as the machine is over to avoid wrinkles. Third, you should dust off your bookshelves. You probably dust just the part with no books, but you should take them off dust below them and put them back on the shelf. And the fourth you should clean your ceiling for a complete living room cleaning session. 


Bedroom, bed the favorite place of many people. And coming home from work, or just going to sleep in sweet-smelling bed sheets and fresh bedding is a wonderful feeling. You should toss your bedding in the washing machine only a couple of times a year. And with the Sun shining your bedding should be dry in no time (presuming you don’t have a drying machine). 

Don’t forget about cleaning your mattress! The best way to do it is by pressing firmly with your vacuum's upholstery. When you’re done with that rinse with a damp cloth and blot dry. Afterward, steam from a garment steamer or iron that will kill dust mites, and vacuum at the end. And don’t forget to declutter your closet. There are probably tons of clothes you haven’t worn for ages. The best way to get rid of those extra clothes is by donating them. You are doing a double favor, to yourself and to the people in need.   

Keep This a Habit 

This much cleaning can be overwhelming for anyone, even the experts. But if you start small, and you do it regularly springtime cleaning won’t be a big deal anymore. It will just be another regular day with your regular to-do list. Besides, you are not alone, your partner or your family will help you for sure, and building this kind of habit in a household can be of the utmost importance. You won’t have to nag at your partner or your kids, because this will just be a normal part of your day to day life. And this springtime cleaning day can actually jump-start your new habit! Yes, cleaning can really be a pain in the neck, especially when there are so many better things to do! But keeping a clean home won’t feel like a chore anymore. It will just become a part of your daily routine and you won’t even bother to be thinking about it anymore.

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