Spring cleaning just got a whole lot easier with these expert tips and top-rated products from our in-house cleaning expert, Debby. Say goodbye to the hassle and embrace the fun of cleaning this spring with her favorite hacks and must-have cleaning supplies. We’ll link our favorite products and share simple recipes for a spotless home this spring.
Tip #1: Make a Cleaning Schedule
Don’t tackle your spring cleaning without a plan. It can be helpful to organize before getting too deep into your deep cleaning! Organizing and creating a plan before spring cleaning ensures that you are efficient and effective in your cleaning efforts. It allows you to prioritize the areas that need the most attention and allocate your time and resources. A well-organized plan can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the cleaning process! By taking the time to plan and organize before you start your spring cleaning, you can make the most of your efforts and enjoy a cleaner, more organized living space.
Tip #2: Cut Back on Chemicals
Debby, our resident cleaning pro, wants to share her favorite solution for a cleaner home that’s better for you and the environment. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to the power of vinegar and baking soda. These natural alternatives not only protect your health but are also highly effective in getting the job done. Try them out for yourself and experience the benefits of green cleaning.
Pro tip: Sprinkle baking soda around faucets and spritz with some water so a paste forms. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then scrub it with a toothbrush. Your faucets will shine like never before
Tip #3: Wear Protective Clothing & A Mask For Dust
Wearing protective clothing and a mask during cleaning is essential for protecting yourself from harmful dust and particles. These particles can cause irritation and trigger allergies, making it difficult to breathe. By covering up and wearing a mask, you’ll keep your respiratory system protected, allowing you to clean without any discomfort. It’s a simple step that can make a big difference in keeping you healthy while you tidy up your home.
Pro tip: Debby recommends wearing gloves! It’ll protect your hands from harsh chemicals and grime!
Tip #4: Freshen Up Your Drains
Did you know that you can freshen up your drains and garbage disposal with just a few simple household items?
- 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Table Salt
- Vinegar, heated in the microwave
- Lemon Rind (optional)
Mix baking soda with table salt, pour it down the drain, then follow it up with heated vinegar. The combination will foam up. Wait for 15 minutes before running hot tap water for 15-30 seconds. To leave a fresh scent, add a lemon rind! Not only will this keep your drains smelling great, but it will also help remove any buildup and keep them flowing smoothly. Make sure to take out the lemon rind after running the disposal for a few seconds.
Pro tip: Debby recommends deep cleaning more than once a year!! It’ll save you the headache next spring if you work in a little each month.
Tip #5: Steam Clean the Microwave
Cleaning the microwave is a chore that most people avoid. Tackling that sticky, crunchy, greasy microwave mess isn’t easy. Fear not, spring cleaners, because Debby has some tips to make this chore easier. All you need are a couple of common household ingredients:
- Lemon Slices or Vinegar
Transform your microwave from greasy and grimy to sparkling clean with a simple steam cleaning. Fill a bowl with water and lemon slices, or vinegar and water, and place it in the microwave. Turn it on for 5-10 minutes or until the water boils and steams up the interior. Then, simply wipe away the grease and grime with a damp cloth. This method is an effective and natural way to clean your microwave, and it leaves it smelling fresh too.
Pro tip: Debby recommends using microfiber cloths to clean up. They’re streak-free and more sustainable than going through rolls of paper towels.
Tip #6: Wash Your Shower Curtain
You might think showering would keep the curtain clean, but it builds up all sorts of germs and nasty residue. We’re sure you’ve noticed!! Don’t worry; you can hack it! Throw that baby into the washing machine with a watered-down bleach solution. Hang it to dry, and wah-la! A cleaner shower.
Pro tip: Debby’s favorite shower product is Clean Shower. She recommends spraying your shower down after every use to prevent mildew.
BONUS TIP: You know those fabric softener sheets you get for your laundry? Debby uses them to wipe the inside of the shower wall and door.
Use Spring Cleaning as an Excuse to Refresh!
It is so satisfying to clean out the old and bring in the new! Spring cleaning is a great excuse to purge, and it can help you discover what you want to refresh in your house. Maybe a new coat of paint is in order or maybe a new kitchen appliance.
Spring Cleaning Never Felt So Fresh
We have all sorts of spring cleaning tools at Owenhouse Ace! Whatever supplies you need to scrub down your bathtub, dust your vents, or freshen up your kitchen, we have them! Plus, if you’re lucky, you might find Debby walking around our Downtown location, and you can pick her brain about a specific cleaning project. She loves to talk about cleaning!