Tips for Painless Spring Cleaning
Tis the season for spring cleaning. Get really to open your windows, let in some fresh air, and beautify your home. In this article, I will give you some tips on how to get your house clean and fresh in a fast, painless way. I will also give you some tips on how to clean and sanitize while using products that are safe for children, pets, and the earth.
Do not be overwhelmed by spring cleaning! The best way is to use a timer and focus on one room at a time. Please don't try to tackle your whole house at once, especially if you have young children to look after. You will wind up frustrated, exhausted, and will likely never finish your spring cleaning.
Set your kitchen timer for 30 minutes, put on some energizing music, and work as fast as you can in one area of your home until the timer goes off. Later in the day, set the timer for 15 minutes and de-clutter one problem area in your home such as the dining room table or the mud room. You will be amazed at what can be accomplished with the use of a timer. When you know that you only have thirty minutes to bust out some major cleaning, it makes you focus and work fast. This really works!
Get rid of stubborn soap scum in the bathroom and grease in the kitchen using baking soda and vinegar. Large containers of baking soda and white vinegar are cheap and very effective cleaners that can be purchased at your local grocery store. Douse the area to be cleaned with baking soda, pour on some vinegar, and let the bubbles go to work. You will be amazed at how easily the area will wipe clean. Your fixtures will really shine! This works great for toilet bowls.
Polish stainless steel faucets and sinks with a rag dampened with a few drops of Murphy's Oil Soap, you will be amazed at the beautiful shine. This will also help to prevent water spots. Baking soda will leave spots on stainless steel so be sure to thoroughly rinse it off, then polish the stainless steel.
To disinfect any kitchen or bathroom surface, mist the area with vinegar, then with peroxide. These must be kept in separate spray bottles, and the peroxide must be kept in an opaque bottle. This will kill all common household bacteria and is great for toilets, sinks, and cutting boards. Test the peroxide on an inconspicuous area first, to be sure that it won't have a bleaching effect. This is completely safe for children, pets, and the environment.
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