Spring is here, and if you haven’t already, it is time for a spring cleaning. But like most of us, you probably have limited time and money to get the job done. Here are eight tips to help you save on this year’s spring cleaning:
To remove microwave stains faster, fill a bowl with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar, put this mixture in the microwave on high for three minutes. It’ll cut your scrubbing time in half1.
To make your shower head run like new, fill a plastic bag with vinegar, fully submerge all of the shower head and securely fasten with a rubber band. Leave this overnight and remove in the morning2.
A good spring cleaning often involves scrubbing all the walls and baseboards, but if you don’t have that kind of time, focus in on the stains and remove them with a damp sponge and baking soda.
Saving time while doing your spring cleaning is great, but this tip will help you save you time in the future. After cleaning the stove top, apply a small amount of car wax, buff and wipe off. It will make future stain removal a breeze1.
Instead of expensive name brand bathroom and kitchen cleaners, use a lemon to make stainless steel faucets shine. Rub half a lemon on hard water stains, it will leave your faucets shining and smelling great1.
Create your own inexpensive furniture polish. Mix ½ cup of vinegar, ½ teaspoon of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon into a spray bottle and shake well3. Always make sure to spot test before full use!
Carpet warranties suggest having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year3. Save money by renting a deep cleaning vacuum and doing it yourself. These deep cleaners are often available for rent at big box hardware stores. Your carpets will look almost brand new for a fraction of the cost the professionals charge.
The best way to save money is to prevent problems from occurring. Use your spring cleaning as an opportunity to perform safety checks. Make sure to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
If you have a lot of spring cleaning to do and only one sponge, sanitize it for instant reuse by dunking the sponge in ¼ cup of water then placing it in the microwave on high for one minute4. Make sure to let it cool for a few minutes before handling.
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