How to Spring Clean Your House Anytime with Dollar Store Items?
July 27, 2021(8 Minute Read)
Nothing says “Spring has sprung” like spring cleaning your home. With the weather getting warmer outside, your house may need to breathe as well. Spring cleaning your house helps get rid of any of any dust and dirt that was acquired during autumn and winter, will improve the air quality in your home and make you feel better as well. And nothing will bring you closer as a family than spending quality time cleaning together. Nothing is as good for your mental health like a decluttered home, but spring cleaning goes beyond just decluttering and organizing, it is about getting rid of any items that you do not need anymore, rearranging your furniture and deep cleaning your home thoroughly.
Most people dread spring cleaning, not only because of the excessive cleaning, but because they think that they need to go out and spend all their money buying the most expensive cleaning agents and detergents in order to leave your home smelling clean and fresh. Spring cleaning is possible even with using dollar store and home-made items. In this article, we give you the best tips and tricks on how to make your house an inviting home this spring.
Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a bowl of water and mix thoroughly. Use the mix to wipe off any surfaces with a cloth. Baking soda is good for cleaning the kitchen because it contains antibacterial properties. You can use this mix to clean the inside of the refrigerator and any shelves in the cupboards. Pour a glass of lemon juice and run it in the microwave for about two minutes. This will help get rid of hard-to-remove grease in the microwave. You can also use a soapy lukewarm solution to wipe off the countertops and inside and on top of the stove. Cut an onion in half and use it to wipe the inside of your oven. This will help remove any grime or grease stains. A mixture of vinegar with hydrogen peroxide can also wipe any surfaces and appliances as it makes the perfect disinfectant. You can add two capfuls of bleach to lukewarm water to mop the floors. Add soap water in the blender and switch it on for about a minute to get it to clean itself.
Use an old cloth to dust any surfaces like furniture, the top of the ceiling fan, door handles and picture frames. Use a solution of alcohol or vinegar with water to mop wooden floors. Scrub any mats or rugs using a cheap brush and a soap and water solution. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a cup of water and mix to the consistency of a paste and using an old rag, spread it all over your walls to remove difficult stains. Use your favourite cleaning agent to clean the floors and other surfaces. Wash your windows with a sponge, soap and water. Wipe with an old rag and then immediately follow with an old newspaper. This will help make your windows cleaner and shiner and removes any excess stains on the glass. You can use a stress ball or a pair of rub gloves to get rid of pet hair or fur off the carpets in your living room.
Scrub any mats or rugs using a cheap brush and a soap and water solution. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a cup of water and mix to the consistency of a paste and using an old rag, spread it all over your walls to remove difficult stains. Remove all bedding and put it in the washer, replace with a new set. Use an old rag to dust off any dusty surfaces. You can use a stress ball or a pair of rub gloves to get rid of pet hair or fur off the carpets in your living room. Wash your windows with a sponge, soap and water. Wipe with an old rag and then immediately follow with an old newspaper. This will help make your windows cleaner and shiner and removes any excess stains on the glass. Organize your clothes seasonally in your closet, putting the spring and summer outfits in the front. This will help you get ready quicker in the mornings.
Pour vinegar down your toilet bowl and then add a bit of baking powder (close the lid immediately otherwise a volcano might erupt). Allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes before scrubbing your toilet bowl. You can also pour this mixture down any clogged drains to help unclog them. Alternatively, you can use commercial toilet cleaner from your favourite store. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes as well before scrubbing your toilet. Use soap water to wipe off all surfaces like the sink, tabs and the bathtub. Use a brush and an alcohol-based solution to thoroughly clean and disinfect the shower. You can also use a lemon that is cut in half to get rid of any grime or watermarks in the shower. Use an old toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas. Vodka in the home bar can be used to remove grime and mildew from the bathroom walls.
Spring cleaning does not have to be a tedious and expensive process. You can always get the work done using even the cheapest of household items that you can find around your house or even at the local dollar store. The main thing is that your house is thoroughly clean. This will help prevent seasonal allergies like hay fever and sinusitis as well. Vacuuming carpets will help get rid of any dust mites which will allow you and your family to enjoy the new season without worrying about falling ill. Consistent spring cleaning gets better (and cheaper) with time and remember the more you clean your home every week throughout the year, the less there will be a need to set aside a day for spring cleaning.
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AUTHOR: JENELLA J. BROWN