Mortified. Completely. Mortified. It’s like we had forgotten how to clean! Spring is almost here, and my home is gross. I’ve had my eyes tested and new prescription glasses…. When I walked in my home, I couldn’t believe the state of the place.
We are both working hard and have little time, so we need to learn how to clean faster but still correctly. That’s half the battle, right?
How To Clean Like A Pro:
The Essential Spring Cleaning Checklist From Oprah!
“It’s Heeeeeeeeeee-eeereeeeee” My impression of Oprah’s singing announcement voice.
How marvellous is this spring cleaning checklist WITH timers? You could do all of your cleaning in a day!
The Secret Weapon to ACTUALLY Deep Clean Your Toilet via Lil Luna
Can you tell what the secret is yet? It’s flipping DUCT tape! Use the super adhesive to remove all the gunk from the jets that spritz water into your toilet. Genius.
Clean Your Windows In A Jiffy via Organization Junkie
We have massive windows in our house. I love natural light, which is why we bought the house with huge windows. Poopers the cat loves creating nose art all along the windows, and it’s a nightmare to clean off. This post is perfection! Exactly what I needed!
Clean Your Walls And Renew Your Home This Spring via A Mothers Shadow
If you burn candles, your walls can go black! So try to stay on top of it by dusting them down regularly before any dust or grime settles on your paintwork.
A Genius Way To Clean Horizontal Blinds via One Crazy House
Spring Clean Your Dryer Vent, seriously! It’s a Fire Hazard! Via Frugally Blonde
We don’t have a dryer, but anytime I’m visiting my parents, I clean out that dryer like a mother fluffer. Every time. I’m terrified of that fire hazard. Did you know you can create fire lighters by putting some of that vent fluff into an empty toilet roll tube?
A Super Simple Way To Clean Your Bathroom Extractor Fan via Practically Functional
Our bathroom fan was the most embarrassing. Luckily, we have a handheld vacuum like this one which makes it so much easier to do.
Make Your Oven Glass Sparkle Sans Chemicals via Polished Habitat
If you don’t like using too many chemicals when you’re cleaning your house, you might want to try this method of cleaning glass oven doors.
This One Is All About The Chemicals! Clean Your Stove Tops via This Grandma Is Fun
If you don’t mind chemicals and you have space to clean outside and leave outside, then you might want to use this trick with ammonia and sealable bags.
The Very Best Tools For Spring Cleaning via Clean Mama
If you haven’t already, you should start stocking up on these products!
On my shopping list:
How To Clean Your Bathroom In 5 Minutes A Day via Glue Sticks & Gum Drops
I try to dust when I’m sitting on the lid of my toilet and brushing my teeth (with this fantastic toothbrush that buzzes at 2 minutes to tell you that you’re done). There is a wee shelf beside my toilet, a little basket to store lady products and a bin; that’s my dusting routine for that small corner.
Now I’m going to pick up some habits from Donella (Glue Sticks & Gum Drops) and make sure my bathroom is super sparkly.
How To Clean Calcium Deposits From Your Taps/Faucets via TwoTwentyOne
I’ve lived in hard water areas ALL my life, and this is one of my bugbears. My parents have an American fridge with water dispenser and those little limescale deposits pool in the small dip that collects drips. It infuriates me.
I’m going to buy 15 bottles of this stuff! Because the vinegar and bicarbonate did not work on those fridge wells and I wasn’t impressed with how it worked on my taps and shower head.
Spring Clean Your Refrigerator via Housewife How To’s
Trust me; your fridge will thank you. My fridge will thank me when we get round to it. After you do a deep clean of your fridge, add it to your weekly cleaning routine. In the long run, you will save so much time because deep cleans won’t need to be done so often! Boom!
Do You Dust Your Bulbs Like This? Via The Krazy Coupon Lady
Using rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth to clean your bulbs will remove the layer of light grey grime and allow more light to shine through! How good is that? Give it a quick rub with a tumble dryer sheet for that fabulous anti-static coating, and you can dust the bulbs less often too.
Back-Saving Way To Clean Base Boards/Skirting Boards via House Tipster
The microfiber cloths are making another appearance. Of course, they are. They’re magical.
Get your hands on a broom, a super thick elastic band and some pledge. Don’t forget the microfiber cloth! And get dusting without putting your back out.
For another genius back saving idea, check out this post: 20 Mind-Blowing Cleaning Hacks That Will Save SO MUCH Time!
The Secret Tip To Clean Your Vacuum Filters – No Muss No Fuss, via A Girl and Her Needle
This was one of those hacks that made me “ooh” out loud and tell my husband. Because it’s a nightmare. An eyebrow was raised, so there’s a chance we will give it a go. I’ll let you know what happens!
How To Clean Window Tracks Like a BOSS via The Intentional Mom
This is one of those things I haven’t done since we moved into this house 18 months ago. I’m ashamed. That means it’s top of the spring cleaning checklist I’ve sorted out in my bullet journal.
If you want to learn how to start a bullet journal, check out this post!
How To Clean Glass Cooker Top via Happy Mama Tales
This is the type of hob (what we call it in the UK) that we have and the burnt rings annoy me. It takes a bit of elbow grease to remove. I’m going to invest in some hydrogen peroxide for my spring cleaning supply kit!
How To Clean Burnt Pans via All Home Ideas
This recipe is an old favourite! I never allow myself to run out of the ingredients in this recipe. You will never not find white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda in my cupboards. And something that’s good for scrubbing.
How To Clean Your Coffee Maker, The Right Way via The Frugal Girls
Luckily there’s always vinegar in this house! It’s a very simple tutorial, I tried it, and it stunk the entire house out, not just the kitchen. Also had to run the water through a couple of times. I ended up giving up on that coffee maker and moved on to one of these machines.
It worked a little, but I wasn’t that impressed.
Join the 28 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge via Simple Green
Holy smokes, this 28-day spring cleaning challenge covers everything you need to do to make your home sparkle this spring!
I will finish up my spring cleaning checklist, gather supplies and work out a schedule with Mr Heart Handmade. Even though it’s snowing outside, I’m excited about spring.
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