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As much as we may love winter, by the time spring comes along, many homeowners are ready to welcome the sunshine, warmth, and fresh start it brings with it. And what better way to welcome the season than by embracing the annual tradition of spring cleaning.

Okay, maybe cleaning isn’t the way you’d love to spend a beautiful spring day, but it needs to be done nonetheless. So to make your spring cleaning endeavors more efficient and enjoyable, here are ten tips and tricks to try. You’ll streamline your cleaning routine and achieve sparkling results with minimal effort.

 

 1. Microwave Magic: Tired of scrubbing stubborn food splatters from your microwave? Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and add a few slices of lemon. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, then let it sit for another 5 minutes. The steam will loosen grime, making it easier to wipe away with a cloth.

 2. Shower Power: Say goodbye to soap scum and hard water stains in your shower with a simple DIY cleaner. Mix equal parts white vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle, then spray onto shower walls and tub. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing with a brush and rinsing thoroughly.

 3. Gleaming Grout: Brighten up dingy grout lines between tiles using a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Apply the paste to the grout, scrub with a toothbrush, and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. Your grout will look as good as new!

 4. Lint Roller Revival: Don’t overlook the power of a lint roller for more than just clothing. Use it to quickly remove dust, pet hair, and debris from lampshades, upholstery, and even curtains.

 5. Blind Brilliance: Clean dusty blinds effortlessly by using a pair of tongs and microfiber cloths. Wrap the cloths around each tong, secure with rubber bands, and clamp them onto each slat. Slide the tongs across the blinds to pick up dust on both sides simultaneously.

 6. Squeaky Clean Screens: Rid your screens of fingerprints and smudges with a coffee filter. Simply swipe a dry coffee filter across the screen to remove dirt and grime without leaving behind lint or streaks.

 7. Freshen Your Mattress: Banish odors and freshen up your mattress with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the surface, let it sit for several hours (or overnight), then vacuum it up using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

 8. Window Washing Wonder: Achieve streak-free windows with a homemade cleaner. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, then spritz onto windows. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth in a circular motion for a sparkling finish.

 9. Fridge Organization: Keep your refrigerator neat and organized by utilizing clear storage bins and labels. Group similar items together and designate specific bins for fruits, vegetables, condiments, and leftovers. This not only maximizes space but also makes it easier to find what you need.

 10. DIY Dusting Spray: Create your own all-natural dusting spray using just a few ingredients. Mix 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a spray bottle. Shake well before use and spritz onto surfaces before dusting to attract and trap dust more effectively.

Springtime is a chance to reset, rethink, and revitalize our living spaces. Could yours be made more comfortable with a new, energy-efficient AC system? Or perhaps that stuffy finished basement could benefit from a ductless air system. Whatever your climate-control needs, Anthony’s is here to help. Contact us today or anytime.

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