Inexpensive Spring Cleaning Tips
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Inexpensive Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 at 7:00 am
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The weather starts warming up in the spring. It is also a really good time to put some effort into cleaning your home. Fortunately, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be expensive. Not sure where to start? Here are some money-saving spring cleaning tips.

Good Housekeeping recommend that you steam clean your microwave. Start by filling a large microwave safe bowl with one cup of water and a chopped-up citrus fruit (lemon or lime). Add several tablespoons of vinegar and stick the bowl inside the microwave.

Turn the microwave on “high” and wait for the solution to boil. The window of the microwave should be steamy. Let it cool for five minutes before you open the door. Wipe the inside of the microwave with a sponge.

Real Simple has advice for making your trash smell better. Place a couple of dryer sheets on the bottom of the can. Dryer sheets that have already been used will do! They will absorb spills and help to mask orders.

The Spruce advises that you start your spring cleaning by clearing the clutter. Sort your belongings into four categories: trash, give away, store, or put away. You can do this as you go through your spring cleaning routine. Move the clutter out as soon as possible by bringing those items to a donation box, a charity, or by having a yard sale.

In addition, The Spruce also suggests that you keep cleaning products to a minimum. You might need little more than a good all-purpose cleaner and some microfiber cloths. Those two items together could be used on most (if not all) surfaces of your home.

Budgeting Couple likes to start spring cleaning work from the top down. Start by removing the cobwebs from the ceiling, and end your cleaning by sweeping the floor. Don’t forget to wipe off the walls, clean the windows, and remove the dust and dirt from the blinds and drapes.

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