Not a big fan of cleaning? If it’s your time to cut through the clutter and do some deep cleaning in your house, we’ve got a somewhat painless plan.  Even though we all wish we can open the windows and doors and let the air gush through the house, and rid of all the dust and grime – no such luck. Well – we put together a  little process for you on a cleaning guide… But first, you’ve got to get your head in the game by doing a little pre-cleaning prep.

Organizing Time

Visualize your ideal setup. Before dumping everything in your closet into a big pile on the floor, take a minute to visualize how you’d like your living space to look.  Once you know how you want to set up your space, you’ll more easily be able to decide what you need in terms of storage, bins, and tools. 

Deep Cleaning Time

Sanitize your sponges. The germiest item in your home is sitting right there in your kitchen sink.  In a bowl, add one part bleach to nine parts water and let your sponge sit in it for a minute. Then, rinse the sponge and use it to wipe down your countertops. Unfortunately, this step isn’t just for spring. Now you can clean your kitchen counters, along with your refrigerator, stove and cutting boards. Make sure to do the same with your bathroom sponges, too.

Start with your bedroom (your allergies will thank you). A good spring cleaning ritual should really start with where you snooze. When you get into bed, your sheets become home to constantly-shedding skin cells, hair, lotion and sweat — as well as anything you’ve picked up during the day, like pollen or pet dander.  And your dead skin cells are the perfect food for dust mites, allowing them to multiply like crazy. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, dust mites are a common cause of year-round allergies. All of these things can seep into your pillows and mattress, too, if you’re not diligent. It is said and recommended to wash your sheets at least once a week and getting a mattress protector. That will prevent the outside from going in and the inside from going out.

Follow the same formula in every room.   Working top to bottom and back to front in each room. Chances are, you rarely, if ever, look at your ceiling — so start there, checking for cobwebs and dust, she says. Then, work your way down in a circle so you don’t redo your steps. Oh, and check areas that may have been overlooked for a long time — like ceiling fans and behind your toilet, both of which can quickly wiped down.

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7 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips

Remove water stains with lemon for a natural faucet fix

This spring, make faucets clean and sparkly by rubbing a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then, use the other half of the lemon for our next tip.

Clean your microwave by heating lemon juice and rinds in water

Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.

Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup

Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits accumulate in showerheads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day.

Clean stainless steel sinks with baking soda

Simply wet your sink and faucet, sprinkle baking soda, and scrub with a sponge. If you need more heavy-duty scrubbing power, add salt to the baking soda.

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Organize your fridge and cabinets with rotating turntables

Don’t limit rotating turntables and Lazy Susans to your tabletops. After discarding old condiments and spices, organize your pantries and refrigerator with this useful storage hack.

Place a wet dryer sheet on your ceramic stovetop to remove burnt-on residue

Dryer sheets are non-abrasive and a great way to remove burnt-on food from your stove. Place the wet dryer sheet on your stovetop at least 15 minutes before rubbing the gunk away.

Clean your grill with an onion.

Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.

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