Spring Cleaning Hacks for the Lazy Cleaner
Despite the past weekend of cold weather Spring is on its way! Though spring brings warmth and sunshine, it also marks that time of year that many of us dread – spring cleaning. However, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be too much of a nightmare if you make use of these convenient cleaning hacks we’ve compiled. Happy spring cleaning everyone!
Declutter Your Closet
If you’re a shopaholic, you may find yourself with an overpacked closet when spring time comes around. Though it may seem overwhelming, there is an easy way to scale down on your clothing. If you haven’t worn an item within the past year, you probably don’t actually like it and it is just taking up space. Therefore, you should either give it away or toss it if it’s worn out. When you are hanging your clothes back up after going through them, hang the item backwards, with the hanger hook facing towards you. Every time you wear a piece and then re-hang it, hang it with the hook in the proper orientation. Any hangers still backwards the following year indicates that that item has not been worn and you’ll know right away to get rid of it.
Turbo Clean Your Dishwasher
You might think that dishwashers, since they are cleaning machines, don’t need to be cleaned themselves but that isn’t true! Over time they can accumulate waste from dirty dishes. Don’t worry though, there is an easy way to freshen them up without breaking a sweat. Simply fill a dishwasher-safe bowl or cup with white vinegar, place it on the top rack of the machine and then run the dishwasher on the hottest cycle possible. After this, sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on the bottom of the machine and run another hot cycle. This will help disinfect the machine and get rid of any foul smells.
Get Rid of Dust Quickly and Efficiently
Instead of using a duster or cloth to dust surfaces and objects, which can often just spread the dust and make for additional clean up, use a lint roller! The sticky surface will collect the dust and ensure that it doesn’t fall anywhere else. This is great for use on hard surfaces like desks and mantles as well as smaller, dust-collecting objects like lampshades, picture frames and even the leaves of house plants. Just be gentle of course!
Freshen Up Your Couch
We spend a lot of times sitting on our couches and let’s be real, they very rarely get cleaned. This sounds gross, but they do accumulate dead skin, sweat and other debris over time so you should probably consider giving yours some care this spring! To give your couch a quick refresher, simply sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over the surface of the couch, let sit for about 30 minutes, and then vacuum it using the brush attachment of your vacuum. This will help get rid of smells and loosen up any stains.