3 Ways to Cut Spring Cleaning in Half

3 Ways to Cut Spring Cleaning in Half

Spring cleaning can be a tiresome chore, especially if you’ve got lots of clutter and haven’t done any heavy duty cleaning throughout the winter. You may look around the house and wonder where to start.
You can cut your cleaning time in half and go easier on the environment with a couple simple items. Here are 3 ways you can cut spring cleaning time in half and go green at the same time.

steam cleanerSteam it clean

A portable steam cleaner is great for cleaning a variety of household items. If you don’t own one, it may be worth the purchase. In the long run, the item can pay for itself. You can use it in every room of the house to clean, freshen and sanitize. The variety of attachments will allow you to use it for everything from cleaning the grease off the oven to keeping the drapes fresh.
You can use it to clean the bathroom fixtures, spot clean furniture or carpets and dust the furniture. It blasts dust out of corners and crevices that are hard to reach with normal cleaning tools. A portable steam cleaner can even be handy when cleaning the inside of your car. It cuts cleaning time in half and makes otherwise difficult chores more manageable.

Cleaning with baking soda

Baking soda is another item that makes cleaning easier. You may think baking soda is only good for absorbing refrigerator odors, but it’s useful is many other ways. Baking soda does absorb odors well and can be used in shoes, garbage cans, and even the laundry. If the family pet makes a mess on the floor, clean it up, absorb the moisture and sprinkle baking soda over the area. Allow it to dry and vacuum it up. You can even rub a bit of baking soda into baby clothes to remove baby formula odor.
Clean and freshen the toilet by sprinkling baking soda in the bowl and scrubbing. If the bowl is stained, let the baking soda sit for an hour before scrubbing. Baking soda also cleans and deodorizes baby bottles and removes grease and burned on food from pots and pans.

mirrorWipe it clean with vinegar

Vinegar can be indispensable for making cleaning easier. Wipe shower doors down with white distilled vinegar. Cleaning the bathtub and sink with a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda will leave them sparkling. Add white vinegar to mop water to get vinyl and linoleum floors clean. Clean mirrors and windows with a mixture of water and white vinegar for spotless, streak-free cleaning. Bathroom fixtures will shine when you wipe them down with vinegar.
Cleaning with items like baking soda, vinegar and steam is a great solution if you want to take a more green approach to cleaning. They are better for the environment and safer to use around children and pets. Switch to natural cleaners and make spring a greener season throughout your home.

 

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