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Quick Guide to Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year again: time for spring cleaning. Are you ready? There are those who plan ahead, and there are those who don’t. If you fall into the latter, here are some quick and easy ways to use what you have around your house to get it into tip-top shape.

  1. If you open your refrigerator and see spilled food residue and sticky spots, this may make you want to run away. But, have no fear; salt and soda water are here. When mixed, the bubble of the soda water and the abrasive texture of the salt make it a great fridge cleaner.
  2. When you open your microwave, do you get a waft of your leftovers? Do you see food splatter marks? If so, it’s time for some shine. Grab a microwave safe bowl and pour two cups of water and ½ cup of vinegar into it.  Microwave the mixture for 3 minutes on full power. Once it’s done, wipe your microwave down. Just like that, it’s like brand new.
  3. Dishwashers are great for cleaning dishes and so much more. What can you throw in the dishwasher you may wonder? Try washing your contact cases, makeup brushes, hair brushes, nail clippers, plastic toys, sponges, shoes and even baseball hats. Oh my!
  4. Lime build up can be an ugly enemy, and a pain to get rid of. When you want to fend it off, lay a paper towel soaked with vinegar over the faucet fixture, and let it set for an hour. The deposits should soften up and become easier to scrub off.
  5. Are your window screens covered with dirt and pollen? If you want to add more light to your day, try cleaning them with a scrap of carpeting. The carpeting acts as a soft brush removing all the dirt.
  6. Dusting the floor can be a great bore. It’s time to have some fun without a lot of work. Put on a pair of fluffy socks–magnets for dust and hair. Leisurely walk around the house, collect dust on your toes and don’t lift a finger.

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