Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

February 11, 2022

It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning! A good, deep clean once a year is important to keep your house in top shape and gives you the feeling of a fresh start for the new season. The number of things to clean can seem overwhelming but have no fear! We’ve got a few spring cleaning hacks to help.

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Dishwasher Duty

While you’re wiping, scrubbing, and cleaning some things by hand, take advantage of your dishwasher too! Wash things like glass domes from light fixtures, refrigerator shelves and drawers, stove knobs and enamel-coated burner grates, air vent covers, bathroom accessories and more. Quick Tip: Avoid cross-contamination. Unless you got it from the kitchen, wash it in a load separate from dishes and eating utensils!

Let the Appliances Clean Themselves

Things like coffee makers, instant pots and other small appliances can easily self-clean with the right set-up. Running a cycle of half white vinegar, half water, through your coffee maker can disinfect and dissolve any mineral buildup. Follow this with 3 cycles of plain water and your coffee maker is squeaky clean!

To clean an instant pot, mix baking soda with ½ cup of white vinegar, 3 cups of water, and a few drops of hand soap. Set the instant pot to manual high-pressure for 10 minutes. Follow with a quick release to clean the lid as well, and voila! Instant pot is (almost) instantly clean.

Tools of the Trade

Finding the right tools to clean with is crucial for success. But it’s easy to get caught up in the seemingly endless options and inventions that make cleaning “easier than ever before!” We recommend keeping it simple – 10+ white cleaning washcloths and a vacuum.

Washcloths are great for cleaning: tough on grime and safe on sensitive surfaces. Compared to a paper towel or microfiber cloth, the texture of an inexpensive washcloth traps dust and dirt instead of pushing it around. Be sure to use white washcloths because colored fabrics can transfer dyes and cause new stains, and you can toss them in the washer with bleach to deep clean and disinfect them when you’re done. Added bonus: It’s better for the environment than paper towels!

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