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Spring Cleaning Shortcuts

March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Shortcuts



Lots of people save their toughest, most in-depth housecleaning chores for the spring. That’s when they can air out the house the easiest and when they have some extra time to spend on cleaning while the weather is pleasant. But those tough jobs don’t have to be quite so awful, as we have put together a list of cleaning hacks for the spring season that will help you speed through the grungiest, most intensive cleaning tasks.

Window Cleaning

Instead of pulling out the cleaners to freshen up your windows, The Cardiff Window Cleaning Company recommends that you can use a simple microfibre cloth and water. It works so much better than most cleaners, since they can often leave long, unsightly streaks behind. Just wipe horizontally on the base, then take a few vertical swipes to clean the rest. You’ll be done in no time at all!

Get Rid of Garbage Disposal Smells

If your garbage disposal in the sink is starting to smell a bit ripe, it may be time to freshen it up with the right combinations of cleaning supplies. Take some hot water, fill about half a cup and vinegar for the other half. Then mix that with half a cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. In moments, the stench should have disappeared. Your garbage disposal will be smelling fresh once more.

Wine out of Carpet

When red wine goes all over your carpet, you may think you’re going to have to cover that spot up with some furniture, but there is a way to get it out without a lot of hassle. Vale Carpet Cleaning website suggests to start by drying up the spill as much as possible. Then add some white wine to the spill and pour baking soda over the combination. That should sit until it forms a nice paste. Once it does, you can scrape it right off. It may take a little scrubbing to get all the paste out, but your carpet should look good as new. This works equally as well on any clothes you spill red wine on as well.

Get out Coffee Stains

Coffee stains are tricky to deal with too, but we have a sure-fire way to remove them. Dab at the affected area with a microfibre cloth. This is great for drying up the spill. Then make a mixture of one tablespoon of dish soap, a table spoon of white vinegar and two cups of cold water. Pour that over the carpet or cloth that the coffee fall onto and dry it up. Voila! No more coffee stains.

Clean up Pet Hair

You may not be able to vacuum up pet hair like you would any other debris on your furniture or carpet, but you can get it up another way. That hair sticks to everything, so you need something else for it to stick to. Use a tape roller with the sticky side exposed and roll it back and forth across the area with pet hair. It will pick up the hairs for you and save you a lot of work and frustration.

Cleaning Oven Racks

One of the most undesirable cleaning jobs during spring cleaning is removing the crust from the oven racks. However, if you soak them the right way, your work will be so much easier. We recommend soaking them in water with some dish soap and drier sheets. This will remove the dirt and crust and you can just wipe them clean. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get spotless racks this way.

Cleaning the Coffee Maker

Your coffee maker may have some stubborn stains in it, but you can get those out easy as pie. Just full the reservoir with vinegar and water. Run it through a full cycle and then wash it all out with water when you are done. You will have a perfectly clean coffee maker when you are finished.