Tips for Spring Cleaning
Now that it’s officially spring, you may be wondering where to start with your annual spring cleaning. Here are some good places to start and helpful tips to get a nice deep clean for a fresh home.
Wipe down the inside and outside of the fridge. For the interior, use a mixture of salt and soda water. The bubbling of the soda water combines with the rough texture of the salt to cut down tough residue. Keep the outside sparkling clean too by wiping down with warm soapy water.
Just like your refrigerator, both the interior and exterior need some TLC come springtime. Use glass cleaner on both sides and make sure to wipe down with a clean rag. For an extra tip, wash them on a cloudy day to prevent the sun drying the cleaner before you’re done wiping it down.
For your hardwood floors, cleaning only needs to be done once a month or every other month. Only wet-clean the floors unless there are tough stains on the wood that require hardwood-safe cleaner.
Your oven goes through a lot, especially during the holiday season with frequent heavy cooking. First spray the burnt-on food with ammonia to break it down, then wipe it clean. For the bottom, add baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for a few minutes and then wipe away the grime.
Wisk away the dirt and grime that winter leaves on your outdoor furniture so it’s ready to enjoy. Wipe down the chairs (minus the cushions) and table with warm water and dish soap. Then hose them off and let air dry before using it.