10 Creative Spring Cleaning Hacks You Didn’t Know You Need
Spring is a time for renewal and fresh beginnings, and what better way to start off the season than with a good old-fashioned spring cleaning? While not everything in life can be “hacked”, we’ve gathered some creative tips and tricks to help you make a real difference to the cleanliness of your home and simplify some of the most mundane household tasks. Let’s dive in!
- Use a lint roller on lampshades and upholstery
Lint rollers are a versatile tool that can be used for more than just removing lint from clothing or bed sheets. In fact, you don’t need a lint rolled at all to keep our pet-hair-resistant bedding clean! However, you can use a lint roller to quickly and easily clean lampshades and upholstery by rolling it over the surface to remove dust, pet hair, and other debris.
- Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpets
Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets, but a squeegee can make the job easier. Use it to scrape the hair from the carpet, then vacuum up the hair and debris. This will help keep your carpets looking clean and fresh, even with pets in the home.
- Clean your blinds with a sock
Blinds can be difficult to clean, but a sock can make the job easier. Simply slip a sock over your hand, dip it in a mixture of water and vinegar, and use it to wipe down each individual slat. This will help to remove dust and dirt, leaving your blinds looking like new.
- Use a pillowcase to clean ceiling fan blades
Ceiling fan blades can accumulate dust quickly, but a pillowcase can make cleaning them a breeze. Slip a pillowcase over each blade and use it to wipe off the dust. The dust will be trapped inside the pillowcase, making cleanup easy.
- Use a dryer sheet to clean baseboards
Baseboards can accumulate dust and dirt quickly. To clean them, use a dryer sheet to wipe them down. The sheet will repel dust and static, making the baseboards easier to clean in the future.
- Wash your pillows in the washing machine
Pillows can become dirty and stained over time, but they can be easily cleaned in the washing machine. Just remove the pillowcases and put two pillows in the washing machine with some laundry detergent and a few towels to balance the load. Run the machine on a gentle cycle with cool water and then put the pillows in the dryer on a low heat setting until they are completely dry.
- Use baking soda to deodorize pet bedding
Pet beds can become smelly over time, but baking soda can help to neutralize odors. Simply sprinkle baking soda over the pet bed, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum it up. This will help to remove any unpleasant odors and leave the bed smelling fresh.
- Use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from furniture
If your pets are constantly shedding, a rubber glove can be a great tool for removing pet hair from furniture. Simply put on the glove, wet it slightly, and then rub it over the furniture in a circular motion. The pet hair will stick to the glove, making it easy to remove.
- Clean your pet's toys in the dishwasher
Pet toys can become dirty and germy over time, but they can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Place plastic toys on the top rack of the dishwasher and run a cycle with no other dishes. The heat and steam from the dishwasher will kill bacteria and leave the toys clean and fresh.
- Use vinegar to remove pet urine stains and odors
Pet urine stains and odors can be difficult to remove, but vinegar can help to neutralize them. Mix equal parts water and vinegar, then spray the solution on the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot it up with a clean towel. Repeat the process, if necessary, until the stain and odor are gone.
We hope these tips and tricks help make your spring cleaning a breeze!
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