Throw the windows open, wash the bedding – let it hang on the line and wash all the winter jackets and pack them away! There is something about spring cleaning, getting the winter clutter put away and swept away, the boots put out of sight, coming out from the cave and enjoying more outdoor living.
There is the basic of spring cleaning, the windows (club soda works great, fizzy or flat), airing out the down comforters, switching the clothes in the closet, and putting the screens on the windows to let all that fresh air in!
I have a Green House Cleaning business and thought I would pass on some tips to make your spring cleaning and general cleaning a little easier and of course greener.
Cleaning the Stove Top
Every once in awhile, for most folks, something boils over on the stove and makes a mess! Usually a sponge with water does not do the whole job. In 4 easy steps your stove will be looking it’s best.
1. Sprinkle the area with baking soda.
2. Spray with vinegar and watch it fizz and bubble.
3. With a sponge, scrub the area – the baking soda is an abrasive, but won’t scratch. Wipe clean with a wet sponge.
4. Buff with a micro fiber cloth or chami – presto!
Cleaning Rings In Your Toilet Bowl
Sometimes stains and rings form in your toilet bowl and normal cleaning just doesn’t do the job. Well here is something that will amaze you or at least it did me when I first did it. I hope you can see the stain in the before picture.
1. Grab yourself a pumice stone, really – get one.
2. Wet the pumice stone and rub the stain – it will not scratch.
Cleaning A Glass Shower Door
This is my most dreaded task in most homes! I am so glad that I do not have one. This job takes some elbow grease, well a lot of elbow grease. If you have a glass shower door – invest in a squeegee and get the water off the glass after each shower – it will make the cleaning so much easier.
1. If the shower is wet, squeegee off the water.
2. Clean both sides of the glass with club soda or if you prefer vinegar and water.
3. Spray lemon juice onto a sponge and cover glass with a circular motion. You can also use a fresh lemon cut in half. The lemon juice is acidic and will cut through the hard water and soap scum stains. You will want this to sit on the glass for at least 15 minutes. For tough areas you can spray some lemon juice on a tooth brush and then dip in baking soda – using a circular motion cover the areas (usually the bottom and sides).
4. Spray club soda on the glass again and wipe clean. It is great to follow up with a glass cleaning cloth (the one bartenders use) to buff any areas that need a little extra help.
I hope you found some of these helpful. Happy cleaning!!