Spring Cleaning

Organize your closet by using the “triangle fold” by Marie Kondo. This method is super effective in making sure there is enough space for all your clothes. Start by folding both sleeves into the middle. Then fold the body of the shirt over so it forms a rectangle. Fold this rectangle in half. Finally, fold that half over into the remaining portion of the shirt. When folded properly, the shirt should be able to stand up on its own.

Dusty shelves

Most people already wipe out their fridge shelves on a regular basis, but there are a couple of things you can do to take it even further. One tip is to use a combination of soda water and salt to scrub your shelves. The bubbles from the soda interact with the harshness of salt to thoroughly and effectively clean the fridge. This will remove all of the built-up grime and odd smells. 

Pots and pans

To clean out old pots and pans, fill them with water and let them simmer on the stove. If a pan is particularly dirty or is burnt at the bottom, add in some white vinegar to the water while it sits on the stove. This should get rid of that gross burnt texture. 

In the kitchen 

A lot of time people overlook the sink when they’re cleaning their kitchen, but it can often be one of the dirtiest places in the entire kitchen. If you think about it, your sink is always dirty because you are constantly storing dirty dishes there. To fully clean out your sink, fill it up with soapy water and scrub the sides. Then, cut half a lemon and run it through the garbage disposal. 

Talkin’ trash

Clean up your trash. Don’t forget about your garbage cans that hold all the gross garbage thrown away on a weekly basis. Take a hose and spray out the cans, then turn them upside down to let it drip dry. This will ensure that there is no stuck on grime left over from last year.

Ridding of gunk

To clean your faucets and showerheads, use a combination of equal parts of vinegar and water. Take this mixture and put it in a plastic sandwich bag. Then, seal this bag over the showerhead or faucet and leave on overnight, or as time permits. This will get rid of all the built up chemical gunk caused by years of use.

The bathroom

While cleaning your bathroom, start with the shower. Spray on a generous amount of cleaner and let it sit while you work on completing the rest of the room. Once you are finished, wipe off the cleaner and you will be greeted by a fresh shimmering shower. 

Room primping

One way to freshen up your room for spring is by deep cleaning your bedding. Take off all comforters, blankets, pillows and sheets, and wash them thoroughly. Sometimes we can forget how dirty the actual pillows and comforters can get. This is also a good way to prevent allergies as a result built up dust.

The outdoors

When cleaning, sometimes we tend to focus only on the inside. Don’t forget that when washing windows, both sides need to be wiped off. Go outside and take a ladder if necessary, and wash the outside windows with a rag and soapy water. After this, dry them off with a clean rag. 

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