Who doesn’t need some spring cleaning hacks? These are tips and tricks – and just a few things we didn’t think of to help you get your house in order this spring.
Use Your Dishwasher
Use the dishwasher for things that aren’t dishes! This is so smart! It’s so easy to forget this appliance can wash things other than just dishes. Tip comes from Good Housekeeping. Get 29 more great ideas.
Disinfect Your Garbage Disposal
Woman’s Day put together a list of 30 tips to help you this spring. Gotta love the reminder to disinfect the disposal. It’s an area that can get pretty messy, and if not cleaned can lead to a big mess.
Window Cleaning Shortcut
Real Simple says to make the most of window cleaning by focusing on exterior windows, where the most dirt builds up. Clean this part and don’t worry about all the surrounding details. Read all their spring cleaning shortcuts here.
How to Clean You Washing Machine
Easily clean your clothes washing machine with hot water (fill it up), and add 1 quart of white vinegar. Get the full instructions over The Happiest Homemaker.
Easily Clean Your Air Conditioning Unit
Cleaning your air conditioner regularly can save money on future repairs. “Make sure that you shut off the unit before you begin and take a shop vac to the unit to remove dust and debris that may have settled in during the winter months. Remember to also replace your filter inside so that your unit blows out nice clean air during the hot summer months.” From Diyncrafts.com
Clean Hard Water Stains with Vinegar
Just put some vinegar on a paper towel and wipe your faucets to remove the hard water stains. Get 14 more spring cleaning hacks from Momtastic.com.
Clean Air Vents with a Butter Knife
Gotta love this one. “Clean dusty air vents by carefully wrapping a rag around a butter knife, and sliding it back and forth between the vent slats.”
Love all these tips, and I’m adding a checklist and a wonderful spring cleaning planner to help you get organized this spring.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
HGTV has a spring cleaning checklist to use to make sure you’re doing spring cleaning.
Spring Cleaning Planner
Packed with helpful tips, checklists, and motivation, the Living Well Spending Less Spring Cleaning Planner is a great way to get started. For a limited time you can get it free. It’s a multi-page planner — all of Ruth Soukup’s content is top notch — is well though out and well designed. Check it out. Get your Spring Cleaning Planner here.