Now that we’re entering the home stretch of winter, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. After being cooped up with the windows closed and the heat blasting, spring feels like a great time to give your home a little renewal. While it may still be a bit early to throw open the windows and air out your home, it’s a good time to start chipping away at those spring cleaning projects.
To help get started, here’s a roundup of some of the tips and tricks that we’ve shared here on the blog over the years.
• First things first, you’ll want to stock your cleaning caddy. Keeping your cleaning supplies corralled in an easy to carry container will make short work of your spring cleaning chores. Check out Amy’s post – What I Keep in My Cleaning Caddy – for useful tips on stocking your own supplies.
• Amy also gives us pointers on creating your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies in her post Green Up Household Cleaning with Homemade Cleaners. Be a friend to Mother Earth and save a little cash at the same time. Talk about a win-win!
• The refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your kitchen. It’s also often overlooked. Amy has some great tips for giving your fridge a little freshening up in her post Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator.
• Speaking of refrigerators, it’s time to wipe away those finger prints and food drips. Here’s a great post to help you make your stainless steel shine.
• While you’re giving your home a refresh, you might want to take the time to clean the kids’ toys. Did you know you can toss them in the dishwasher for a quick disinfecting? Johanna gives us some pointers in her post How to Clean Toys and Tools with Your Dishwasher.
• You’ve no doubt been vacuuming all winter long, but now is a good time to do a really thorough vacuuming job. Kari has a couple of quick videos that offer some great advice. From How to Clean Under Your Furniture to General Vacuuming Tips, these videos will help you make sure you’re doing the job right.
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