After what, for many, has felt like a never-ending winter, nothing feels better than having a clean and sparkling home. However, in most cases actually jumping into a really deep clean is another story. Here are some easy and simple tips that will help you to whip your home into shape without any stress.
Carpets and Rugs
Take a little more time vacuuming the high-traffic areas of your house. If you are finding that the rugs or carpets in your home have lingering odours, sprinkle some baking soda over it and let it sit for a few hours. After letting it sit, vacuum up the baking soda. You will find the odours have disappeared.
Don’t Forget to Make Your Oven Shine
If you have an oven with a self-cleaning feature, when you are doing a thorough deep cleaning of the house is the ideal time to finally run that cycle. If you do not have a self-cleaning option on your oven, simply mix baking soda with a bit of water and use it to quickly clean up all of the grime and grease and various other spills inside the oven.
Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Wall Cleaning
A Magic Eraser is your likely your best bet for tackling walls — it can spot clean anything from splatters, dog slobber to crayon marks. It’s tough enough to reach the cobwebs that collect in the corners of your walls and ceiling. Another great tip is to cover the bristles of a broom with a cloth or old T-shirt and use it to knock down any dusty spots.
When you do not have a lot of free time or desire to do a deep cleaning but you need your house to look presentable, tackling clutter is the quickest way to create the illusion of a clean house. Zip through each room of the house and put anything that does not belong in a basket. This strategy requires very little work and can make a big difference in your home’s appearance.
Remember to Deep Clean Your Shower
Do not knock yourself out trying to clean glass shower doors. One of the easiest ways to do this is to merely add a few drops of water to your dryer sheets and use them to wipe down your shower doors. Did you know that you can let your shower head clean itself overnight while you rest? All that you have to do is tie a bag that is filled with white vinegar around your shower-head and let it soak overnight. Remove the bag in the morning for a non-clogged shower experience.
It is not uncommon that baseboards are forgotten about or fall to the bottom of your cleaning to-do list, but they really do impact the overall look of a room. If your baseboards are covered in dirt and dust, try using a clean (and dry) dryer sheet. Simply wipe it across the baseboard and the dust and dirt will lift away with ease.