Spring is around the corner. Meaning we can start thinking of a few ways to usher in the spring season, and spring cleaning is undoubtedly top of the list. Deep cleaning your home is a fantastic way to get rid of winter buildup.
If you have allergy sufferers in your home, spring cleaning almost guarantees a clutter-free and bacteria-free environment. This year we thought we should share DIY spring cleaning hacks for 2022 to try in between your professional cleaning services.
What Is Spring Cleaning?
Spring cleaning refers to a deep clean of your house from top to bottom. Usually, there are areas you tend to neglect during regular cleanings. However, spring cleaning takes concerted steps to remove dirt from every surface, crack, and crevice.
Top Spring Cleaning Hacks for 2022
We recommend having the following supplies ready before you begin spring cleaning your home.
Microfiber cleaning cloths
A cleaning caddy
All purpose cleaner
Blind duster tool
Here are our top spring cleaning hacks for 2022.
1. Eliminate fabric stains with these two cleaning products
Dish soap and hydrogen peroxide are two products that help get rid of cloth, upholstery, and carpet stains. All you need to do is mix 1 part dish soap and two parts peroxide and let the solution sit for a few hours. Dab it off afterward or place the fabric in the washing machine.
2. Bring back the luster with lemons and baby oil
Over time, your stainless steel appliances become dull and accumulate hard water stains. Take a sliced lemon and rub it all over these appliances. Wipe it off using a microfiber cloth, then apply a small amount of baby oil to give it a shiny look.
3. Steam-clean the microwave
Steam helps loosen food crumbs and grime. Fill a microwave-safe dish with water and white vinegar and heat it for five minutes. Alternatively, you could use lemon rinds dipped in water. Clean the microwave immediately after to take advantage of the steam.
4. Use baking soda to soak up unpleasant odors
Baking soda is an affordable multipurpose household ingredient. All you need to do is place baking soda in a bowl and leave it to sit in the area that has a displeasing smell. Switch to a new batch if the odor is still there after a day.
5. Get rid of pet hair using a squeegee
Pet handlers know how hard it is to get rid of fur during shedding season. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with this spring cleaning hack. Take a squeegee and roll it all over your carpets. The rubber edge will grab pet hairs, forming them into an easy-to-remove ball. You could also vacuum afterward to catch any stray hairs.
6. Remove grime from cutting boards using lemon and salt
Cutting boards accumulate lots of dirt from everyday use, and a sponge doesn’t get rid of it entirely. A cool cleaning hack involves sprinkling salt all over the board and rubbing a sliced lemon until the chopping board looks clean.
7. Remove dust using dryer sheets
Dryers sheets are excellent at repelling and collecting dust from the house. Ensure you work from top to bottom to avoid dusting areas twice.
8. Dust off lampshades with a lint roller
Nightshades can be tricky to clean. Lint removers do more than tidy up clothes. Roll your lint roller on the nightshades, and it will grab hair and dirt off of them.
9. Clean dryer vents with a straw brush
Usually, most people clean the dryer filter and forget about the dryer vents, which you are supposed to clean several times a year. We recommend using a long straw brush that’ll reach the dryer vent to get rid of lint.
10. Place plastic shower curtains in the washer
Contrary to popular belief, plastic shower curtains can go into the washing machine. Doing so helps to cut down on your cleaning hours and saves you energy and time.
11. Use vinegar to clean shower heads
Hard water stains accumulate over showerheads over time. Place a ziplock bag with vinegar and tie it around using a string or rubber band. Leave it overnight and dry it off using a clean microfiber cloth.
12. Remove dust from ceiling fans using an old pillowcase
Ceiling fans are hard-to-reach spots that make cleaning a nightmare. Well, not anymore. Cover the ceiling fan with an old pillowcase, then gently pull it back. The dust will go into the pillowcase.
13. Clean your garbage disposal using three simple ingredients
Ice, lemon, and salt are excellent at removing grime from your garbage disposal. Place a few pieces of cut lemon, several ice cubes and sprinkle salt and turn on the disposal.
14. Clean windows and mirrors using newspaper and vinegar solution
Streaks can be annoying. Lucky for you, we’ve got a foolproof spring cleaning hack. Mix water, liquid soap, and vinegar into a spray bottle. Sprinkle on windows, then scrub with a newspaper to prevent streaks.
15. Get rid of water rings on surfaces using a hair dryer
We recommend using coasters on your wood tables. However, if you forget and end up with water rings, a hairdryer can come in handy. Select the highest heat settings and blow the hot wind on the water rings. Rub some olive oil afterward.
Spring Cleaning Tips
Besides the hacks mentioned above, there are other things to keep in mind to make spring cleaning a breeze. Here are several cleaning tips for 2022.
Use green cleaning products to prevent you from inhaling toxic chemicals
Always declutter busy areas
Team up with other household members
Start the Spring Season With a Professional Cleaning Service
We hope you’ll try these simple spring cleaning hacks. Every once in a while, your house will require a deep cleaning. The best way to start this year’s spring is by seeking professional house cleaning services. Maid Impressions has a team of trained cleaners that will scrub every nook and cranny, leaving your home germ-free. Our offers include move-out cleaning services and commercial cleaning. View our cleaning system and testimonials. Contact us at 727-222-6019 to request a quote today.