Spring is quite possibly one of Colorado Springs' most exciting seasons. It is a time of new life, vibrant colors, and welcomed days of sunshine. Get into the spring spirit by bringing some new life into your home. There's no better way than with some good ol' fashioned spring cleaning! Maximize your home's potential by showcasing its perks. Dig deep into the depths of your closets and crawl spaces. Look all the way back into your pantry. Dust even the highest shelf that no one can reach. We think there is something therapeutic that comes along with the annual spring cleaning. Whether you agree or disagree, these cleaning tricks can help make your purge a little easier.
1. Microfiber Towels
Microfiber is a game changer, especially when it comes to cleaning blinds. Use a dry microfiber towel to easily remove dust from your blinds. The dust clings to the cloth rather than flying out into the air. Try these magic little towels out on the walls too. It doesn't end there! They're great for wet or dry mopping. Have a spill? Save your paper towels, and grab a microfiber cloth! These bad boys will have it cleaned up in no time. Keep microfiber towels on hand for when you need them. Like we said, game changer.
Use dry newspaper and an alcohol-based solution to clean glass surfaces. The combo will cut grease and eliminate streaks. According to this article, newspaper is made of up rigid fibers, making it the perfect glass-cleaning utensil. Try it on your windows and mirrors if you have extra newspaper laying around.
Sprinkle a packet of lemonade flavored Kool-Aid into your toilet and take a scrub brush to it. The acid in the Kool-Aid will loosen any buildup and get rid of that toilet ring we all loathe. The same trick can be used on your dishwasher. Add the Kool-Aid to the washer and run an empty cycle. Clean with Kool-Aid and, just like that, mildew is gone!
4. Homemade Carpet Powder
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or a tablespoon of cinnamon powder to about a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this mixture on your carpet and let it sit up to an hour. When you vacuum your carpet, the baking soda will help clean and the oil or cinnamon will leave behind a nice aroma.
5. Dryer Sheets
If you have a dryer sheet handy, there is almost nothing you can't do! Use them to scrub grime off of faucets, mirrors, shower doors, toilets, or even pots and pans. If your dish has a particularly tough stain, soak a dryer sheet in it overnight. It will be much easier to scrub the next day. Remove pet hair from furniture by wiping it down with a dryer sheet or dust your tv and computer screens with it. The possibilities are nearly endless!
Quite possibly the best thing you can do to amp up your spring-cleaning game is open your windows! Let in all the fresh air you can. There is nothing quite like a home filled with fresh spring air!
When it comes to spring cleaning, you really cannot go wrong. When in doubt, throw it out! Or, at least, find a better place for it while you decide if you want to keep it. There's no feeling like ridding your home of clutter and unused trinkets. Get organized and make better use of your home's space. You may not enjoy the process, but you wont regret getting your home into shape!