This is, after all, the reason beyond the annual tradition of spring cleaning. In all likelihood, you’re starting to begin thinking about taking a weekend and the near future to tackle all of the various things around your house that need some freshening up. If this is the case, then you should definitely read on! That’s because we’ve managed to collect 20 absolutely awesome spring cleaning hacks. If you take advantage of some of the tips that follow, you’ll likely discover that this annual tradition doesn’t need to be stressful and that your home looks supremely better as a result.
1. Microfiber Window Cloth
If you really want your home’s windows to sparkle, then be sure to clean them with a microfiber cloth.
2. Paint in the Carpet
Did arts-and-crafts time get messy? It’s nothing that nail polish remover and a butter knife can’t fix!
3. Red Wine Stains
One crazy trick you can use to get rid of red wine stains in your carpet is to pour white wine and baking soda over the affected spot. Wipe it up once a paste forms.
Before putting the humidifier away, be sure to clean it with a simple mix of hot water and vinegar.
5. Cleaning the Oven
If you’ve got stubborn grime on the inside of the oven, cold water, soap and a dryer sheet can do the trick!
6. Dirty Stainless Steel
When you need stainless steel to look new all over again, all you need is a mix of lemon juice and cream of tartar.
7. Clean the Coffee Maker
If you want your Joe to start tasting good once again, just run a mix of water and white vinegar through it. (Be sure to run regular water through a few times afterwards to completely rinse it out.)
8. Vinegar for the Garbage Disposal
Got a garbage disposal that’s smelling foul? A simple fix for this is running vinegar and hot water down the drain.
9. Wax in the Carpet
To get rid of wax in the carpet, place a piece of paper on it, and then hold an iron-set to low over it. The wax will adhere to the paper!
10. Cleaning the Washing Machine
If you need to get the inside of your washing machine sparkling again, try running a mix of hot water, bleach and white vinegar through it.
11. Christmas Tree Needles
Still packed into the carpet? That’s nothing that you can’t fix with a few passes of a lint roller!
12. Cleaning the Grout
All you need to clean the grout in your shower is a toothbrush and a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
13. Chocolate Stains
Did the kids get chocolate into the fabric of the sofa? That’s nothing that cold water and soap can’t fix!
14. Cleaning the High Chair
Rather than using toxic chemicals to clean a high chair, just use a mix of hot water and a bit of vinegar.
15. Carry a Trash Bag
When going about your spring cleaning, carry a trash bag around with you and be ruthless when it comes to throwing things away.
16. The Pool Cleaning Hack
Running low on cleaning chemicals? You can get by on a simple mix of baking soda, Borax and bleach.
17. Coffee Stain Removal
Stubborn coffee stains can be easily removed with a combination of dish soap, white vinegar and cold water.
18. Nail Polish on Dark Fabrics
If you got nail polish on dark fabrics or a dark carpet, then you can use hairspray to loosen it up.
19. Hard Water Stains
The magic cure-all for hard water stains wherever they might be is a mix of apple cider vinegar and hot water.
20. The Pet Lint Roller
Need to get stubborn pet hair out of your carpet? Then one of those lint rollers designed for pet hair can really do the trick.