Spring is just around the corner! Love it or hate it, spring cleaning is an important household task for everyone (especially in the age of COVID-19.) A little extra chore work can give you the comfort of providing a cozy and clean environment for your family to enjoy. These 8 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks are sure to help you get started in the right direction!
1. Shower Curtains
If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your shower curtain, it’s been too long. Moisture can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Throw your shower curtain in the wash with a few towels on the delicate cycle to wash away dirt and grime.
2. Ceiling Fans
Believe it or not, ceiling fans can get pretty dusty. This year while you’re doing your spring cleaning, pull out the step stool or hop on the bed and clean those ceiling fan blades. It will make the air in your home cleaner and safer for your loved ones.
When’s the last time you cleaned your actual mattress? (We’re not talking about the sheets.) Get out your vacuum and grab the upholstery tool to clean the top and sides of your mattress. This helps get rid of dead skin flakes, dust mites, and those snack crumbs that build up over time.
4. Garbage Disposals
Every garbage disposal could be a little fresher now & then. First, clean the splash guard to get rid of leftover food and grease trapped underneath it. Then, pour baking soda & vinegar down the drain and let it sit to neutralize odor. Lastly, grind up citrus peels for a pleasant fruity scent!
Did you know an average of 15,000+ fires start in laundry rooms every year? It’s great to remove lint after every load of laundry, but there’s still lint lingering in your dryer and vents that build up over time. Try using a vacuum hose to remove loose debris and lint from hard-to-reach places
Remember that mascara that’s been in your makeup drawer since ’13? Yeahhh, it’s probably expired. Most makeup has a lifespan of 1-3 years. Take some time to go through your collection and get rid of those expired products.
We’ve all been there… You pull out your headphones and notice the dreaded earwax. No need to worry, grab a toothpick to gently remove buildup in those hard-to-reach places. Sometimes you can even remove the ear tips and clean with a disinfecting wipe!
8. Vacuum Cleaners
After all that spring cleaning, your vacuum is going to need some cleaning, too! It’s important to clean or replace your vacuum filters and bags, clean the dirt container, and remove loose threads and hair from the rotating brush.