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Right Time for a Deep Spring Cleaning

When spring arrives, especially in New England, we are all ready to open our houses back up and let in the fresh air. This is true now more than ever. Spring also brings the task of “spring cleaning.” We may all be thinking that we’ll make this year’s task more of a deep clean. After all, currently we are spending more time at home.

What to clean with and where to clean comes next. With cleaning supplies in high demand, what can we do if the cleaning spray or wipes we want aren’t available? And, are we sure we cleaned every nook and cranny we could get to?

Luckily we found two posts online to answer these questions! First, the cleaning supplies which have become quite the commodity in recent weeks. Realtor.com posted a recent story with five DIY hacks for sold-out cleaning items. There are several household essentials, mentioned in the post, that make great cleaning products, including:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Baking soda
  3. Vinegar
  4. Olive oil
  5. Lemons and limes

I regularly use a few of these DIY cleaning hacks at home. For example, I don’t even buy shower cleaner anymore. I’ve found that a mixture of vinegar and dish soap works even better. In a pinch, see for yourself how well these essentials clean.

The second post comes from Houzz.com and addresses the where to clean. If you are ready for a deep spring clean, they list 20 spots you might want to look at, including:

  1. Light fixtures and lamps
  2. Doors, knobs and handles
  3. Wall scuffs and dings
  4. Tops of window frames
  5. Bookshelves
  6. Underneath area rugs
  7. Picture frames and mirrors
  8. Upholstered furniture
  9. Oven and range hood
  10. Small appliances
  11. Grout
  12. Inside kitchen drawers
  13. Food storage jars
  14. Underneath beds and behind furniture
  15. Laundry room dust
  16. Vents and hoses
  17. Kids’ toys
  18. Shower and tub walls
  19. Bathroom shelves
  20. Tech

Pick a few or clean them all. I’ve definitely added a few to my spring-cleaning list, and will be enlisting the help of my “cleaning crew!”

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash