Spring Cleaning Hacks That Use Natural Products
With warmer weather settling in and the holiday season edging close, it’s a good time to wrap up your spring cleaning duties.
And all the other bits and pieces you’ve been putting off all winter.
At PropertyFox we have gathered a few spring cleaning hacks for you to use this season.
Wash Your Walls
Your walls often get overlooked on a regular cleaning schedule, but they are the perfect place to start with your spring cleaning checklist. From removing your toddler’s sticky fingerprints, smudges on the light switch and smoke stains above the fireplace – a good scrub is a good place to start.
It’s also a good way to make sure you get rid of any mold spores that you might not know exist.
Washing the walls is also one of the easier jobs. Get a bucket, a mop or a cloth and get cracking. The best approach is to keep things natural, mix one cup of white spirit vinegar with four cups of lukewarm water.
Start at the top and work your way down the walls to avoid drips and marks as you go. For stubborn stains, use a mix of baking soda and water, using a quarter of a cup of baking soda and tablespoon of water to gently scrub the stains. Both these natural cleaners are safe for painted walls.
Get Rid of Pet Hair
With a furry friend around, you will constantly be dealing with their pet hair everywhere. You can use a cleaning glove or a lint roller to pick up any shedding on the couch, bed and floor. No need for harsh chemicals. Give all surfaces a good vacuum to up any rogue bits.
Clean Your Oven
Oven cleaning is up there with the list of worst jobs around the home. If you’ve used over cleaner spray you’ll know the fumes can nearly knock you out.
But there’s a better way. Instead of reaching for the potent products, try this eco-friendly version.
Make a thick paste of baking soda and water and spread it through the oven, taking care to avoid the elements. Leave it on overnight and wipe off with some warm water and a damp cloth in the morning. To remove any residual paste, spray with a little vinegar and wipe away.
Your walls often get overlooked on a regular cleaning schedule, but they are the perfect place to start with your spring cleaning checklist.
Make Your Pots and Pans Look Brand New Again
If you have ever burned the bottom of a cooking pan, then this hack could work for you. Fill the pan with water, add two cups of vinegar, and put it on high heat. Once it is boiled, remove from heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda and voila!
Clean Your Blinds and Curtains
Blinds and curtains are a breeding ground for dust, especially when it gets windy. Use a microfibre cloth to wipe your blinds. You can also use a damp cotton cloth to wipe away dust.
If your curtains are machine washable, simply run them through the correct cycle. Just remember, if you don’t wash them often and they are brightly coloured, the dye might bleed and stain the rest of your washing.
These hacks will help you clean your home with minimal fuss and without you having to use expensive or harsh chemicals. They also include natural products and help you save time and energy keeping your home looking great!