Spring cleaning is a job that no one likes to do, but it has to be done. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't use a few tricks to make things easier. Whether it's cleaning your ceiling fan blades with a pillow case or using a butter knife and old dishcloth to clean out the register cover on your central heating and cooling system, you will love using these spring cleaning hacks.
Use Rubber Gloves to Remove Dog Hair From Furniture
If you're a dog owner, you may love spending time with your pooch, but not be so fond of the dog hair left behind on the furniture. No worries. All you need to do is slip on a pair of rubber gloves and run them along your furniture. The dog hair will stick to the gloves, leaving your furniture hair free.
While you're at it, why not sprinkle on some baking soda and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes. Vacuum it up and your furniture will smell fresh and clean.
Dust Your Ceiling Fan with a Pillow Case
Do you hate dusting your ceiling fan only to have the dust fall all over the floor? Instead of using a traditional duster, use an old pillow case. Simply slide the case over the fan blade and wrap around it. When you pull the pillow case off, dragging your hands along the blade, all the dust will fall into the pillow case. No more dusty floors.
Sanitize Toys in the Dishwasher
One thing you might not think to clean this spring is your child's toys. However, these can easily become covered in germs. You can run many toys through the dishwasher on the top rack. You can even place Lego toys in a mesh laundry bag meant for delicates and pop them on the top rack. Just use your regular dishwashing detergent.
Clean Out the Register Cover with a Butter Knife and Old Dishcloth
Do you hate dusting the register cover? Instead of fighting with it, cover the blade of a butter knife with an old dishcloth and run the knife through each slot in the cover. This will quickly remove all the dust. Just remember to use an old dishcloth because it will get really dirty.
Make an All-Purpose Cleaner
Isn't it annoying to have to keep changing cleaners? Why not make an all-natural all-purpose cleaner? All you need is equal parts vinegar and water. You can also add drops of essential oils to make it smell better and/or to increase the sanitizing power. If you're cleaning really grimy areas, add some baking soda to the mix.
Spring cleaning isn't the most exciting thing to do, but it can be easier when you use these hacks.