8 Clever Spring-Cleaning Tips for Those Who Hate It



Some of us just don’t get giddy like Monica Geller when it comes to spring-cleaning our homes. It’s tedious, tiring, and takes a lot of time to do. It is, however, necessary for keeping our homes in tip top shape. Think about the outcome of this task, too! Who’s going to benefit from this better than you? It’s better to get your hands dirty for a while than live in a filthy home forever. Finding clever ways to clean your home cuts the job time in half! That’s what we’re going to give you today. You can clean your home like an expert without exerting too much effort! Are you ready? Here we go:  

Oil Up

Stove hood is one of the dirtiest and hardest to clean. The greasy buildup can be a real burden especially if it has been sitting there for a long time. Use mineral oil with baking soda to clean that stubborn gunk. Soak a piece of paper towel in the mixture then wipe the hood with it. The dirt will come off easily. Coat the hood with wax after to make it extra shiny. It will also lessen the buildup and will make it easier to clean in the future.  

Dishwasher Safe

Wiping plastic toys and small ceramic display figurines one by one will take too much of your time away from Netflix. Just clean them using the dishwasher! Don’t combine the two when you do this, though. You can start with the toys first or the ceramic figurines. Arrange the ceramic figurines in the dishwasher rack properly. Choose a low setting for this or a short wash and rinse cycle. Allow it to air dry after. The same applies to the plastic toys.  

Roll It

A lint roller, though small, comes packed with a large versatility factor. You can use a lint roller to easily dust lampshades, stuffed toys, curtains, pool tables, and sofas. You can use it to clean angled crevices of your kitchen drawers as well.  

Silver Screen

You don’t need to unscrew your window screens, take them down, before bringing them outside to scrub the grime and dirt out. Mix water with ammonia and one tablespoon of dish detergent in a spray bottle. Spray some of the solution you just made to your window screen before you glide your microfiber roller back and forth to clean the dirt that plug it.  

Window Gain

Save yourself the headache by using a rubber-edged squeegee when cleaning the windows. Get the ones with extensions to easily clean the high to reach areas. Spray a mixture of water and liquid detergent soap on the windows then pull the squeegee across the glass. Wipe the windowsills with a dry cloth after.  

Fan Out

Don’t throw away your old pillow cases! They will come in handy especially when cleaning your ceiling fan! What’s the worst problem that you encounter when cleaning your ceiling fan’s blades? The dust falling down on you, right? Problem solved! Hook the pillowcase in one of the blades. Wipe it backwards. The dust will gather inside the pillowcase rather than on the floor or your head.  

Shower Head

There is hope for a shower head covered with terrible hard water deposits. The solution? Vinegar! Pour one cup of white vinegar inside a plastic bag and cover the shower head with it using a rubber band to secure it in place. Leave it there for three hours. Scrub the dirt with an old toothbrush after.  

Pots and Pans

Give your burnt pots and pans a new life by these two kitchen products: vinegar and baking soda. Pour vinegar in the pan then bring it to a boil. Add baking soda. Allow it to boil for five minutes. Let it cool down before cleaning the pan with regular soap and water combo.