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Nothing is more exciting than coming home after a long day to a home that is sparking so bright you need to put your shades on. We know how time consuming, and exhausting, cleaning your home from top to bottom can be. Not to mention, spring is here! You know what that means? Spring cleaning! Yes, it is that time of year again and we know that you have more important things to worry about. The world is opening up again and the thought of being stuck in your home cleaning for hours on end is perplexing. That’s why WeMaid is offering you some very important spring cleaning tips and tricks. It’s much easier to take it room by room, or appliance by appliance, with our spring cleaning tips tailors for you by our very own cleaning professionals.
Consider this your very own spring cleaning checklist: Pass through each of these items one-by-one for a total home makeover, or tackle the dirtiest areas of your home when you have some extra downtime and are ready to put in some TLC. Do it at your own pace! While this list does contain the obvious spring cleaning tips, it also includes some areas that are often overlooked. We can get into all of that in a moment!
But before you even get to work, make sure you have all the best cleaning products, and equipment! We want the end result of your home to be a more livable, fresh, and exciting place to be for the summer time.
Check out WeMaid’s list of recommended cleaning supplies and equipment to help you check off each and every one of these spring cleaning tips in a breeze.
Can’t get rid of that awful odor coming from your sink? Try running a couple of lemon wedges through your garbage disposal. We recommend doing one at a time. Follow up with running cold water.
Odor? What odor? The lemon worked its magic!
It’s time to clean up all of those stains left in your microwave! Fill a large, microwaveable safe, bowl with 1 cup of water. Chop up either a lemon, lime, or other citrus and stick it inside. Turn the appliance on high for 2 minutes, or until the window is steamy. Let it cool for at least 5 minutes, remove bowl, and wipe away all the grime.
We tend to neglect how the inside of our fridge is looking. On a regular basis it is recommended to take out all of the food, wipe down shelving, and clean the removable bins and shelving. Pop out the door shelves and bin and wash in soapy warm water. Let’s get rid of the food bacteria and spillage!
Cleaning your oven is ESSENTIAL when spring cleaning! It’s time for the holiday cooking residue to make its exit. Simply use your appliance’s self cleaning function to remove stubborn grime. If you oven does not have a self cleaning future, place a hot, wet cloth overtop the burned spots. This will help soften up the gunk. Proceed by sprinkling baking soda and scrubbing with a heavy duty pad. Rinse and wipe!
Start by emptying out your drawer full of junk. Vacuum, or wipe out, all dust and crumbs. Toss, or relocate, any items you no longer use…or haven’t used in awhile. You can try repurposing decorative plates and small bowls to store odds and ends. A nonslip cabinet liner will help hold everything in place.
Believe it, or not, cosmetics actually do expire! Many products, without expiration dates, will note how many months the product is good for “after opening”. To stay on top of the expiration, label the date you opened the product with a permanent marker.
Grout seems to pick up everything! To make grout sparkle like the day you moved in, spray your grout with a reliable grout cleaner. Let it set for several minutes (read bottle for specific directions). Then scrub with a stiff brush. Your grout will look good as new!
Hard water buildup can cause distasteful stains and water marks that can affect your shower head’s water flow. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a plastic bag and tie around the shower head. Make sure to completely immerse the shower head inside of the mixture. Let sit for at least an hour and wipe away. Allow hot water to run through shower head for a few minutes before using yourself.
Spring cleaning is all about hitting those areas that tend to get overlooked. Ever thought about how dusty your ceiling fan is? Look up at it, you’ll be surprised. Grab an extendable duster and attack those hard to reach areas! When cleaning, make sure to start from top to bottom. Having to wipe down surfaces and vacuum twice is a pain.
Let’s face it! Eventually you are going to have to tackle the inside of every appliance in your home. Before an odor forms, clean your washing machine by adding bleach and turning on the special washer cleaning cycle. Alternatively, there are great washing machine products designed specifically for your washer.