With the springtime reprieve from cold weather comes a minor downside: spring cleaning. And while it can be rather arduous yearly task, it’s a necessary evil. So pull on those rubber gloves and take a deep breath—we’re here to help you conquer the beast. Here are our favorite tips for a quick and (dare we say) fun spring cleaning session:
1. Tackle that pet hair with a squeegee
If you’re a puppy parent or prefer the company of multiple cats, you know the pet hair routine: sweep, sit down, notice a furry tumbleweed, sweep, sit down, notice another one, and spend the rest of the day chasing down tumbleweeds only to wake up to a whole new family of dust bunnies. Conquer it once and for all with a daily pass with a squeegee! The rubber strip grabs pet hair and doesn’t let go. The squeegee method is especially useful for car upholstery. Who knew?
2. Clean up the closet
If you’re a bit shoe-obsessed, we get it. We are too—especially when it comes to springtime flats and flip-flops. They’re just so cute and colorful—why shouldn’t you have some in every color? Well, maybe because your closet storage is getting smaller with every shopping trip. Try a magazine rack for storing your collection of flats and flip-flops. Each slot can accommodate one pair, and the colors and styles are seemingly endless.
3. Declutter your bathroom counters
Homedit is a wealth of information when it comes to home organization. Our favorite tip gets your makeup and daily essentials off the counter, but still keeps them right where you need it. Affix a magnet to the back of eye shadow pots, brushes and anything else you’re sick of moving around and attach them to a beautiful magnet board on the wall. They even come in beautiful framed varieties!
4. Clean the shower with every use
A dish sponge with a reservoir handle is the perfect shower accessory. Why? Because according to Listotic.com, filling it with a solution of vinegar and dish soap is the perfect way to keep your shower sparkling in between deep cleans. Mold and mildew might need an initial scrubbing to get back to clean grout, but once you’re there, maintenance is as simple as giving the space a quick scrub after every shower.
5. Refresh your mattress
Nothing says spring like fresh, clean sheets. But it’s hard to capture the freshness of spring when your mattress is a bit dingy. You already likely know about the cleansing power of baking soda, but this new use for baking soda from the lifestyle gurus at the onegoodthingbyjillee.com blog is a mattress lifesaver. Sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a few drops of lavender essential oil over your mattress, let it sit for an hour and then vacuum it all up. You’ll suck up dirt and dust mites and replace those musty, sweaty odors with a fresh scent.