Spring is here and you know what that means…spring cleaning! As much as I do enjoy a good cleaning here and there, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few things I hate to deep clean simply because they’re difficult to get sparkling. Thankfully, with the internet (especially Pinterest) you can find all kinds of great hacks for cleaning those hard to clean items around your home. Long gone are the days when you’d spend hours on your knees scrubbing your kitchen oven. If you’re getting ready to spring clean your house, check out these really great spring cleaning tips that will have your house sparkling in no time!
1. Easiest Way To Clean Blinds
The dreaded blinds. Who actually enjoys cleaning these things? Before I found this trick I used to close them all the way both up and down and run my duster along them. That never really completely cleaned them, though, because when you shut them it blocks off a small part of the slats that you can’t get cleaned. Now, with this tip, you can easily clean the top and the bottom of each slat in one swipe! If you really want to get them sparkling, spray a little cleaner on the rag before running them on the blinds. “Genius,” I say, “Genius!”
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2. No Scrub Solution For Stove Burners
Have you ever tried to scrub your stove burners? That grime is impossible to remove! Well, not anymore! Simply put these puppies in a large zip-loc bag with a 1/4 cup ammonia and let sit over night. When you wake up in the morning, take them out and you can easily wipe them off! It’s so much easier than anything else I’ve ever tried and it works wonders. Not to mention it makes your stove look new again.
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3. Clean Toys In The Dishwasher
Let’s face it – kids are pretty gross. They touch everything everywhere and constantly spread germs even on things you think are safe, like their toys in your own home. If you need to give your kid’s toys a good scrub, either because they’re sick and you don’t want them to infect your other children, or because it’s simply been a while since the toys have been given a good clean, throw the plastic toys in the dishwasher on the top rack and run the dishwasher like normal with your detergent. They’ll get nice and clean as well as sanitized and you won’t have to do any of the scrubbing or drying yourself!
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