Spring-cleaning used to be one of the biggest traditions in homes across the country, but these days it seems to be fading fast. Less than half of the people are even interested in the prospect of yearly cleaning, and not as many have ever tried to perform a spring clean. This post is in part aimed at bringing back the ritual, as well as gearing for a cleaner, greener results in your home.
Deal With The Top Sections First
It is easy to forget this age-old tip when you start cleaning your home: start at the top and then work your way down. Cleaning in the other direction means, you would be doing a lot more work because of the dust that keeps falling down.
Get Rid Of Bad Smells
Air fresheners come to mind at first, but before those came out, people used lemon to keep the area smelling fresh. This not only smells good but also serves to remove bad odors. Lavender is another option you should consider, also being useful for dispelling moths.
Dry Your Washing Naturally
For drying your clothes after washing them, use the traditional clothesline and hang them up in fresh air. This saves money on energy bills and leaves the clothes smelling fresh from having used only natural resources to dry. If it is raining, use a drying rack indoors is a good idea too.
Mix one part of distilled white vinegar and two parts of water with a squeeze of lemon juice, and you will get a surface cleaner that eliminates the grime in most kitchens, bathrooms, and floors. Rub half a grapefruit on these surfaces and sprinkle liberally with salt, and then wash off with a sponge and hot water. This will give you the shiniest sinks, tubs, and work surfaces.
Remove Streaks Form Windows And Mirrors
Keep crystal clear windows to impress the others in the neighborhood. Make an equal solution of distilled white vinegar and hot water, fill a spray bottle with this, and spray over the pane or mirror. Do that once and follow it up with a good scrub of the surface using a cloth or wadded newspaper, and let it dry. You won’t see any more streaks in marring your reflection.
Do away with the assortment of wood polish tins on the market, and use lemon and olive oil. You are sure to feel pleased about the choice later.