Who’s happy it’s Spring? Us too! So happy, in fact, that we’re even excited about Spring cleaning. Hatchett Design Remodel has compiled a list of cleaning hacks that will make this season’s cleaning spree easier than ever.
Decluttering can be a daunting task, but it’s one of the most rewarding chores you can tackle. If you haven’t already, check out a couple episodes of “Tidying Up” on Netflix to get inspired. Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method simplifies the decluttering process to help you get it done!
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A quick way to clear space in your bathroom is to throw away old makeup and toiletries first. This will give you some instant gratification that will motivate you to do more.
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Use your dishwasher to clean and disinfect a variety of household items. Hair brushes, makeup brushes, contact lens cases, retainer cases, soap dishes, dog bowls, plastic dog and kid toys, and even your refrigerator shelves can all be cycled through your dishwasher.
Once your refrigerator is cleaned out, consider placing a lazy Susan or two on the shelves before you restock. Utilizing a lazy Susan will keep items from getting lost in the back of the fridge, prevent spills caused by reaching into the back, and make your next clean out easier.
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Removing the gunk out of your microwave is one of the yuckiest tasks, unless you steam clean it first. Just fill a microwave safe bowl with 2 cups of water, then add two tablespoons of white vinegar and a couple drops of your favorite essential oil (optional). Zap that mixture for about five minutes, and the mess wipes out with ease.
Cleaning your windows will give you a whole new view on the world – literally, it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes! Our helpful hack for this chore is to save it for a cloudy day. Sunshine causes your windows to dry too quickly, thereby leaving streaks. Cleaning windows on a cloudy day will keep your efforts from feeling futile.
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Dusting blinds is tedious. We don’t think anyone will ever enjoy this chore, but maybe we can make you hate it less. Simply slip a pair of plush socks over the ends of a pair of tongs. Secure the socks with zip ties or rubber bands. Then just wipe across each slat.
Don’t let mold and mildew get ya down. Just grab a bottle of vodka! Hold your horses, it’s not for YOU… just yet. Saturate the effected area by spraying it down with a generous spritzing of vodka. The acids will cut right through the grime, and it beats using a bunch of elbow grease.
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Now take the leftover vodka and make yourself a refreshing Spring cocktail, like this Blackberry Cucumber Spritzer. Cop-a-squat on your porch or patio, breathe in that fresh Spring air and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Happy Spring cleaning from all of us at Hatchett Design Remodel!