Give all your home’s trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.
Day 1: Don’t overlook your dishwasher, this handy appliance can act as a 2nd hand home cleaner. It can help you clean glass light fixture globes, toys, toothbrushes and more, Just set to gentle cycle and skip the heated dry mode.
Day 2: Wait for a cloudy day to wash/clean your windows. The bright sun can dry it too quickly and leave streaks. Also be sure to use vertical strokes on each side when cleaning, You don’t have to wear sunglasses either!
Day 3: Double the doormats! Place one outside the door and one inside the door. Using both mats will usually catch most of the dirt. Just hose off the outside ones and vacuum the inside ones.
Day 4: Dust all the usual forgotten places. Like all your lamp shades and drapes. Let your dryer help you out, place drapes, pillows and curtains in for a delicate air-only 15 minute cycle to dust them out. Be sure to rehang immediately to prevent wrinkles.
Day 5: Swipe the Fur! Don’t waist your time with lint rollers, these are just a nightmare, simply put on your rubber cleaning gloves and wet lightly and you will be collection the fuzz in no time.
Day 6: Bring your mattress back to life! Spring cleaning is the perfect time to pay attention to that big thing under the sheets. Take off all sheets and use your vacumm and press firmly spot clean with a mild carpet cleaning solution. Spray with lysol and let air dry.
Day 7: make your kitchen cabinets smile by de-greasing them! Be sure to use your ventahood when your cooking to keep the grease off the cabinets. Use a good cabinet cream to clean them properly and leave the finished wood moisturized.
Day 8: Rid the dishwasher of smell! If the food on your plates doesn’t make it out of the dishwasher then its going to start stinking it up! Clean all food debris from around the filter and then run an empty cycle using cascade powdered dishwasher cleaner.
Day 9: Shine up that stainless steel! To make all those surfaces sparking clean, do nto go buy expensive stainless steel cleaners, do what we do, mix 1 teaspoon of dishwasher detergent and 1 quart of hot tap water.
Day 10: Get rid of those pesky carpet dents! Use a blast of steam from your iron to disguise imprints. or simply place small ice cubes on the indents to slowly melt and then brush out to dry.