Spring Cleaning 101

Everyone loves a spotless house – but you don’t want to actually spend the majority of your spring break actually cleaning. After scouring the internet for spring cleaning tips – we have discovered simple methods to make home chores more time effective; so you can have a sparkling home in no time!

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1. Love Your Oven: “Keep the heart of your kitchen clean by lining the bottom with a nonstick ovenliner. It can be wiped with a paper towel, put in the dishwasher, and reused over and over.” – Tip provided by: Woman’s Day Magazine
2. Organize Your Closet: “Organizing your closet is the first step to organizing the rest of your home. Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color. Your closet will look appealing, and your everyday routine will be easier.”  – Tip provide by: The Editors of House Beautiful 
3. Say, “Good-bye” to Dust: “When dusting, clean the room in a circle, starting with the higher points of the area and working your way down to the floor,” says cleaning expert Laura Dellutri of healthyhousekeeper.com, who also suggests using Swiffer dusters, air purifiers, and vacuums to get the most thorough clean.
4. Wash Those Dirty Windows: Be sure to pick a cloudy day to wash windows. ‘If it’s too sunny, the cleaning solution will dry too fast and you’ll have streaks,’ says Donna Smallin, author of Cleaning Plain & Simple (Storey Publishing, 2005). For a window-washing solution, Smallin combines 1/2 cup of sudsy ammonia (which is a specific type of ammonia), 1 pint of rubbing alcohol, 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, and 1 gallon of water.” – Tip provided by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
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