Spring has begun, and you know what that means: spring cleaning time! Now get out your buckets, sponges, rags, towels, mops, chemicals, and start cleaning. But before you rush into any spring cleaning, take a look at these awesome spring cleaning life hacks.
1. Clean with Baking Soda with White Vinegar
Most people do not use this trick often enough. We buy tons and tons of liquid cleaners every year that do not do the trick for dollars more than what we could save if we just used baking soda and vinegar. Here’s what to do: grab a bucket, pour some baking soda and white vinegar into it, stir, and you’ve got yourself a great cleaner. Try out the cleaner in your bathroom, kitchen, or on any other metals that you want to get shining again.
2. Make Room
This spring cleaning life hack list isn’t just about cleaning; you need to make space for the items in your home. A great way to make space is by using a closet-door-shoe hanger. Don’t just use it to hang shoes. You can hang any item in those plastic holders. Hang cleaners, mail, clothes, kitchen items, or toys, to stay organized and keep clutter at bay.
3. Toss Clutter or Donate
Yep, get rid of those old toiletries, cleaners, clothes, shoes, toys, and food no one uses, wears, or eats. If you look in your kitchen cabinets you’re bound to find cans and cleaners dating back to the previous year or even earlier than that. So when are you going to use them? Just throw them out! However, if the items are still usable, donate them to a charity or a secondhand store where they will be used by someone else.
4. Use Your Dishwasher
This is a great spring cleaning life hack. Use your dishwasher to clean more than just your plates and cups. You can place hair brushes, makeup brushes, plastic toys, your showerhead, and many other plastic and small items that you can think of. Just be sure none of the items you throw in the dishwasher are electric or contain batteries.
5. Clean Your Showerhead
If your showerhead does not detach, then you need to clean it another way. The best thing to use is a sandwich bag. Pour some vinegar into the bag. Then place the vinegar bag around the showerhead. Use a rubber band or hair tie to hold the bag in place overnight. In the morning, take the bag off, and you should have a shiny showerhead ready for use.
6. Ceiling Fan Pillowcase
Use a pillowcase to clean your ceiling fan. Just take an old, clean pillowcase, use a stepping stool or ladder, and wrap it around each fan blade and clean the dust off. The pillowcase is great because all of the dust will be trapped in the fabric rather than getting everywhere and on you.
7. Rubbing Alcohol on Shiny Fixtures
Use rubbing alcohol on your bathroom fixtures, kitchen sink, as well as mirrors and windows. Rubbing alcohol is a great way to spring clean because it naturally evaporates on window or mirror surfaces. Rubbing alcohol is also a good liquid to use to remove water stains.
8. WD-40 in the Tub
This lubricant will cut through virtually any built-up grime in the bathtub. Just be careful when you step in. The tub floor would be slick for the next couple of uses.
Spring cleaning is all about “out with the old and in with the new.” If there is lots of clutter and unwanted items in your home, make room for the new. Be sure to put your rubber gloves on and get cleaning this spring with these and other spring cleaning life hacks.