Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Spring has sprung, so it’s time to do a little deep cleaning to freshen your home! We’ve got some cleaning hacks for you with items that are non toxic and you probably already have on hand. Sometimes, cleaning can be a drag, but don’t worry, these tips make cleaning faster, easier, and less expensive!
Stainless Steel DIY Cleaner
Don’t spend money on fancy stainless steel cleaners; make your own! You’ll need one cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup lemon juice, three tablespoons of Borax and club soda.
Mix the baking soda, lemon juice and Borax in a bowl. Add just enough club soda to make it a thick paste. From there, use a rag or sponge to rub the paste onto any stainless steel appliances. And, you can even use this solution on your stainless steel pots and pans!
Wipe the paste off with a wet rag then shine with a damp microfiber cloth. Voila! Sparkly clean appliances and sinks!
Citrus and Salt
Citrus and salt aren’t only great ingredients in a pasta recipe, they can be used to clean your bathtub and other bathroom fixtures! Dip half of a grapefruit or lemon in coarse salt, and use it to scrub your tub. The lightly abrasive coarse salt and the citric acid found in grapefruit or lemons will help dissolve away stains — plus it’ll make your bathroom smell good! Bonus tip: this works great to de-grime and deodorize cutting boards.
Tea-riffic for Mirrors and Windows
Brew black tea and dip a cloth in it or pour into a spray bottle to wipe down and clean mirrors or windows. The tannic acid in the tea cuts through any grime built up.
Vodka – Not Just for Martinis
That’s right. Vodka’s high alcohol content not only kills mold and mildew, but it’s also great for shining fixtures. Simply pour in a spray bottle, spray and wipe for a sparkly and antibacterial result!
DIY Cleaning Wipes
Save some money and ditch the harsh chemicals. Make your own cleaning wipes with rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, and vinegar. Mix the ingredients together and pour over paper towels. Roll up and place in a plastic or glass jar with a lid. Slice a hole in the lid and feed one paper towel through.
Baking Soda on Double Duty
Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and rugs and let sit for 15-20 minutes. By vacuuming up the baking soda, you not only deodorize your carpet, but your vacuum cleaner, as well. A win-win!
Dryer Sheets in the Bathroom
Don't toss that used dryer sheet. Sprinkle it with a few drops of water, then use it to wipe away built-up soap residue on your shower doors. It works wonders on scummy surfaces. Don't forget you can also wipe mineral deposits away from the faucets and other fixtures in your bathroom.
As you can see, there are many ways to spring into spring cleaning with these safe, natural and inexpensive cleaning hacks. For real estate information on the finest homes in the Palm Beaches, contact at Tauber Real Estate Services specialist at 561-626-4633.