Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and give it a deep clean. But instead of using the same old cleaning techniques, why not try something new and interesting? Here are ten unique spring cleaning tips that will make your home sparkle and shine.
Use a lint roller to clean lampshades
Lampshades aren’t the only item this applies to. Any fabric surface that looks dirtier after a duster goes over it rather than clean is a great candidate. Roll the lint roller over the shade to pick up dust and dirt.
Clean your baseboards with a dryer sheet
The sheet will pick up dirt and leave a fresh scent behind. Plus, the slight texture to the sheet will help pick up the make baked in crud.
Use a toothbrush to clean grout
Dip the brush in a mixture of baking soda and water and scrub away a year’s worth of dirt and grime.
Use coffee filters to clean your computer screen
They’re gentle (as long as you’re gentle) and won’t leave streaks. Plus, this means you don’t have to buy and store extra item-specific cleaning supplies.
Dust your blinds with a pair of tongs
Wrap microfiber cloths around each tong and secure them with rubber bands. Then, slide the tongs over the slats to pick up dust.
Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpets
Run the squeegee over the carpet and watch the hair come up. Pair with old-fashioned vacuuming.
Clean your microwave with lemon juice
Mix lemon juice with water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 5 minutes. Then, wipe down the inside with a sponge. The acid in the lemon helps break down the stuck-on food grime.
Use a hair dryer to remove water rings from wood furniture
Hold the hair dryer close to the ring and blast it with hot air on the lowest setting. (Probably a good idea to try a test patch out of sight first.)
Clean your shower head with vinegar
Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Let it sit for an hour, then remove the bag and run hot water through the showerhead.
Use a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to clean your oven
Mix the two together to make a paste, then spread it on the inside of your oven. Let it sit for a few hours, then wipe it away with a damp cloth.