Brilliant Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks to Get Your Home Cleaned FAST!

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. Break it up into 31 days of manageable pieces and get it done faster with these brilliant spring cleaning tips & tricks! Soon your home will be refreshed and ready for the summer sunshine to stream through your {perfectly clean} windows. From DIY cleaners to the best way to clean ceiling fans, find the entire list and FREE printable spring cleaning calendar here:
First print the free printable spring cleaning calender because it lays out 31 days of cleaning tasks organized from the top of your home to the bottom! Find it here:
This may be a 'duh' tip for many of you, but I truly didn't realize this would save so much time until I learned it myself. Clean the top of your rooms first: ceiling fans and light fixtures, and then move your way down ending with baseboards and floors. That way, the dirt only falls downward and you aren't re-cleaning areas. The printable spring cleaning calendar is organized top to bottom to take advantage of this tip!
Here's how to get your towels and blankets fresh and clean... naturally! A cup of vinegar acts as a fabric softener and also gets your whites brighter. Baking Soda sprinkled on top of your towel load takes away the 'stinky towel' smell.
Got dirty grout? Get out the grime by sprinkling the grout with baking soda, and then spritzing vinegar on top. Let it sit a minute, and then scrub with a stiff brush. The dirt magically disappears with VERY little effort!
Don't let the dust from your ceiling fan get all over your home! Slide a pillow case over each blade, and wipe the blade. Dust falls into the pillowcase and NOT on your head.
Auto-cleaning your oven actually decreases it's lifespan because of the high heat. There's a bunch of oven and stovetop tips based on what you need to clean here:
After a long winter, yucky germs are everywhere. Pay special attention to areas that come into contact with germs-- I wipe remotes, phones, and doorknobs with Lysol wipes. You can also hit your bathroom and kitchen fixtures with a steam cleaner to safely and naturally banish germs.
Really, these are the only cleaning products you need. They'll safely clean everything from sinks to fridges to toilets and tubs. Make a 'sink bomb' with the baking soda and vinegar, or an AMAZING tub spray with equal parts Dawn and vinegar in a spray bottle-- simply spray, let sit an hour, and wipe away!

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  • John Frances
    on Mar 26, 2016

    OK i am in UK what is Dawn ?

    • Becky Sunderman
      on Mar 27, 2016

      Dawn is a dishwashing detergent with special grease removing ingredients. It has been used not only in the kitchen, but also to wash wildlife after huge oil spills - birds, sea turtles, etc. that have gotten covered with oil.

    • Alison 'Bair' Coatney
      on Apr 18, 2016

      Liquid Dish soap

    • Mohammad Zubair
      on Mar 27, 2018

      Great roundup ! I am always looking for ways to get more cleaning services done easier and faster. Thanks for putting together all of these great ideas in one place.

  • Gaelle
    on Aug 14, 2016

    I used to buy Cleaning Vinegar all the time but now am unable to find it anywhere. Is there some new restriction on it?

    • E Wylie
      on Aug 19, 2018

      Not in the U.S....sometimes a store moves it to the "canning" area or pickling area.

    • Kelly Nelson
      on Mar 11, 2019

      I've found it at dollar general.

    • Vivian
      on Apr 17, 2019

      Also can be found at Lowe’s in their detergent and cleaning product isles (not a brand name).

    • Gaelle
      on Apr 18, 2019

      Thanks to all who answer this. I appreciate your time and help.

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