14 Tips And Hacks To Put On The House’s Spring Cleaning List

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Spring is here, and you know what that means. It’s time to give our homes a deep, thorough clean! You might dread the chores associated with spring cleaning, but the following tips and hacks will help make the job a whole lot easier!

1. Lintroll Your Lampshades

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The easiest way to get dust off of lampshades? Give them a few swipes with a lintroller!

2. Remove Hard Water Stains

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Slice a lemon in half, then use the fleshy side to wipe over any hard water stains in and around your bathtub or shower. Let the juices sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse away.

3. Clean Your Broom

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If your broom is dirty, it’s not going to do a good job of cleaning your floors. Everyone should clean their broom from time to time by soaking it in a bucket of hot, soapy water before rinsing and leaving to air dry.

4. Deodorize Furniture

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To remove odors from your cloth furniture, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over it. Let it sit overnight, then vacuum it all up in the morning.

5. Clean The Toilet

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If your toilet bowl is rimmed with hard water stains, pour some Coca-Cola into the bowl. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then flush it down.

6. Wash Vent Covers

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Our vent covers get covered in dirt, dust, and other residue over time. Remove them all and stick them in the dishwasher to get them clean and shiny again.

7. Dust With Coffee Filters

Coffee filters are great for dusting computer screens, TVs, and the like!

8. Clean Your Baseboards

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Wiping down your baseboards with a dryer sheet will not only remove dust, but it will also deter dust from accumulating there in the first place.

9. Wash Area Rugs

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If you don’t want to rent a rug cleaner, try this hack. Take your rug outside and hose it down so that it’s completely wet. Sprinkle some laundry detergent over the rug and use a brush to scrub it in. Let it sit for an hour or so, then rinse thoroughly and leave in the sun to dry.

10. Clean Your Blender

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The easiest way to clean your blender? Add in a drop of liquid dish soap, fill it half way with warm water, and use the pulse setting before rinsing thoroughly.

11. Deep Clean The Toilet

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To clean those hard-to-reach places of your toilet, cover the end of a screwdriver with a disinfecting wipe and get to town!

12. Remove Water Rings

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If your wood table is covered in those white water rings, put a generous amount of mayonnaise on the stain. Cover the mayonnaise with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight. In the morning, remove the plastic wrap and use a cloth to wipe away the residue.

13. Clean The Garburator

source: Practically Functional

To clean and deodorize your garburator (garbage disposal), use a toothbrush and some soapy water to clean around the rubber splash guard.

14. Clean Your Toilet Brush

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Your toilet brush has a hard job, so it’s important to keep it clean and disinfected! Simply add some PineSol or another type of cleaner to your toilet brush’s holder after every use.