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Spring into Cleaning With These Helpful Tips

Looking to do a little spring cleaning? We’ve gathered the “must-have” tools and tips for any cleaning spree. Whether you’re planning on a routine clean-up or a deep dive, here are a few ways to make cleaning a breeze.


Magic Eraser
From scuffs on wood floors and baseboards to soap residue on bathroom tile, the Magic Eraser is an all-in-one cleaning pad. We’re all about an easy one step solution!

Bleach Alternative
Skip the harsh chlorine bleach and opt for an Oxygen Bleach that is more environmentally safe and doesn’t leave that lingering, distinctive smell. You can add oxygen bleach to clothes to beat tough stains, or use it for your bathroom and kitchen deep cleaning sessions. Take it a step further by choosing all environmentally friendly cleaning solutions – there are a lot of “green” brands to choose from.

Vinegar and Baking Soda
Ah, the old standbys. There’s a reason why simple vinegar and baking soda have been used for decades. Vinegar is an amazing disinfectant and can be used to clean a variety of items, and don’t worry, that odor won’t stick around. Baking soda, when mixed with water to create a paste, will work wonders on cleaning silverware. When left in powder form, baking soda is a great way to lessen the odor of a trash can, refrigerator or bathtub.

Vacuums and Mops
Thanks to tools like the iRobot Roomba, Swiffer sweeper and steam mop, cleaning the floors will quickly become one of your easiest chores. While the prices vary, it’s investment that will pay off in cleanliness and give you more time to do things you enjoy.


Clean Ceiling Fixtures
Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioning vents with a cloth and vacuum using a hose attachment. It will make all the difference!

Wash Walls and Baseboards
It’s amazing how much dirt tends to build up on baseboards over the course of a season! Grab the Magic Eraser we mentioned earlier and give these a good scrub. Additionally, soap and water will work well on walls ridden with smudges or stains.

Check Your Systems
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to change out old air filters, change batteries in smoke alarms and thermostats, and replace broken lightbulbs.

Show Some Landscaping Love
The winter months take a toll on plants, shrubs and trees. Be sure to remove any dead plants and replant them with new ones. Additionally, reseed any grassy areas in your yard and clean up leaves/foliage.
Have a great DIY cleaning solution or trick? Share it in the comments below.

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