I don’t know about you, but I feel like my fans can collect dust faster than anything else in the house. (It probably has something to do with the fact that they run almost constantly! 😉 ) I learned the pillowcase trick a few years ago and it saves me so much time and hassle!
HARD WATER STAINS
Lemons…who knew?!? If you have hard water, it can be tough to get out the water stains. Instead of using harmful chemicals, try a lemon next time. All you need to do it cut it in half and rub it over the area that needs to be cleaned. The citric acid will cut through the stains.
Over time your microwave can become a splattered mess…especially if you have kids who use it regularly! The simplest way to clean the microwave is with vinegar and lemon. Fill a large microwaveable bowl with 1-2 cups of water, add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar and all the juice from one lemon. Microwave the liquid for about 5 minutes on HIGH, then carefully take the HOT bowl out of the microwave and wipe clean. If your microwave is really messy, you might want to let the bowl sit in there for a few minutes with the steam before wiping clean.
Blinds are such a pain to clean because of all the individual pieces. The easiest way to clean a slatted blind is using an old tube sock. Put the sock over your hand, spray it with your preferred cleaner, then wipe each slat. This will still take you a little bit of time per window, but is by far the quickest and easiest method in my opinion!
Baseboards can get really dirty over time and you will eventually need to give them a good cleaning. I’m not a huge fan of fabric softener sheets (I’m a wool ball, kind-of girl!) but in this case I recommend them! The best part…they can have already been used in the laundry, so you’re reusing something you would have thrown away! All you have to do is take a new or used fabric sheet and quickly wipe each baseboard. The sheet cleans up all the dust and dirt but also coats the baseboards with its anti-static residue. That residue will help repel dust and pet hair…pretty awesome, huh!
Do you have any quick tips for spring cleaning? We would love to hear about them, just leave us a comment below.