Spring is almost here and you know what that means…spring cleaning! If you are looking for some cleaning hacks to help you along with your spring cleaning we can help! Check out these easy tips and tricks so that this year will be the easiest but most effective spring cleaning yet!
After being cooped up in our homes for so long many of us are probably already on the spring cleaning schedule. If you have been avoiding your spring cleaning because you need some help or ways to make it easier, we’ve got your back!
These are our best tips and tricks to make cleaning your apartment easier. You can use them this spring but these cleaning hacks are wonderful for year round use. Who doesn’t want something like cleaning to be easier…always!
Tips and Tricks for Spring Cleaning:
Let’s dive on in and see how we can make these cleaning hacks a part of the everyday/week cleaning routine for your apartment!
Add a lazy Susan to your refrigerator
If you don’t already have a lazy susan in your fridge you need to add one! Take everything out, give the fridge a good scrub with an a disinfectant cleaner, and then add a lazy susan. It makes getting condiments and more so easy without dragging everything from the front out of the way to reach the back!
Disinfect your sponge
Did you know that you can disinfect your sponge by running it through the dishwasher or by putting it into the microwave for a minute? If you are in the middle of a big job and need to freshen up your sponge this is a great way to kill bacteria and keep on going. Be sure your sponge doesn’t have any metallic bits!
Set a timer
Do you know how long it actually takes you to clean a room in your apartment? If you are putting off spring cleaning because you think it will take too long, start by doing just one area or one room. Set a timer while you work so you know how long it takes. When you are done and it’s only been 10-20 minutes you’ll be more likely to clean that bathroom again before next year rolls around!
Steam clean the microwave
Put some water in a glass dish in your microwave and set it on high for five minutes. You can add a bit of white vinegar or some essential oils to help the process too! This loosens up the grime and cooked on food so that you can more easily wipe it away afterwards!
Toss expired items
Spring cleaning this cleaning hack goes hand in hand. As you work your way through your home throw out the expired items. That includes pantry items, makeup and cosmetics, dated medicines from the bathroom, and more! Check everything and toss anything that’s expired. Not only will this help you declutter it will also keep you from using items that are not at their best anymore.
The dishwasher is your friend
Did you know that the dishwasher is the king of cleaning hacks?! You can wash everything from dishes to contact lens cases, hair brushes, makeup brushes, pet dishes, plastic kids toys, refrigerator shelves, soap dishes, tweezers, various knobs and pulls, and even your showerhead! Spring cleaning is a great time to wash these more obscure items that don’t usually get cleaned!
Make a cleaning schedule
If you hate cleaning one of the easiest ways to make it more simple and less demanding is by making a cleaning schedule. You can do this easily and quickly by jotting down everything that needs cleaned and then assigning a few tasks per day. Make it a rotating schedule so that each thing gets done throughout the week!
This way you don’t have to spend a whole day cleaning. You can do a little at a time and not be so stressed or unhappy about the cleaning process.