If spring is in the air, don’t let a musty and dusty house spoil it. Spring is already a time of year where our bodies are going through seasonal changes and adjusting to every plant blooming at once. Don’t have your home be another reason you’re feeling anything less than your best. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.
Kitchens are notoriously difficult to get completely clean. It is a high traffic area and some cooking smells are hard to get rid of. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of salt and soda water. The bubbling action of the soda water combines with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a great cleaner.
Since you have water from showers, baths and just using the sinks lime build-up is pretty common. The best way to get rid of lime buildup around the faucet is to lay paper towels over the fixture, soak it with vinegar and let it sit for an hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.
Clean screens with a scrap of carpeting. It makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt.
Clean windows with a rag and soapy water, and then dry them with another rag. You can also go to an auto-parts store and buy a windshield squeegee, which cleans very well.
If drapes are looking drab, take them out of the window, remove the hooks and run them through the air-fluff cycle in the dryer along with a wet towel (to draw off the dust) for 15 minutes. Hang them back in the windows immediately after taking them out of the dryer.
Clean the blades of a ceiling fan by covering them with a coat of furniture polish. Wipe off the excess and lightly buff.
Sometimes comforters, blankets, and pillows don’t need to be cleaned, but they do need to be aired out after a long winter in your closed-up home. Take them outside and hang them on a clothesline for a day Spring can be a wonderful time of the year.
Everything will be blooming soon and what a wonderful sight it will be. The temperatures are rising, and the sun is out longer and longer each night. Get your home ready for summer by spring cleaning today!