6 Spring Cleaning Hacks to Spruce up Your Harris County Home
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to give your Harris County home a deep clean. Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, but it also helps you to de-stress and get organized for another year. Our spring cleaning hacks can help you keep your Harris County home looking its best this season.
Make it Fun
Staying positive can really help you be creative and work hard. Put on some of your favorite music to give you a soundtrack for cleaning. Try timing yourself to help you stay focused. Set reasonable goals for each stage of the cleaning process and keep track of where you are.
Get Rid of Clutter
Before you start cleaning, clear out the clutter from your house. Spring cleaning is a great time to toss old toiletries, makeup products, or medicines that have long since expired. You can also donate old toys and gadgets to an organization or someone in need. Removing clutter before you clean will make cleaning much more rewarding. Not only will you be able to reach difficult spots, but the house will also stay clean longer.
Use What You Have
Cleaning chemicals can be very effective, but oftentimes things you keep around the house do the job just as well. Discover the many uses of baking soda (like removing stains from plastic tupperware, absorbing strong smells from fridge, cleaning microwaves and counter tops) and save money on expensive cleaning products. Dryer sheets work wonders at buffing mirror stains, dusting surfaces, and erasing that annoying ring in the bathtub. White vinegar removes hard water stains from faucets and can even unclog a drain.
Instead of rushing to get through spring cleaning, think things through and make a plan. It can be as simple as dusting the vents and fans before the blinds and tabletops to avoid dusting twice. Wait until a cloudy day to wash your windows so they don’t dry too quickly with streaks. Replace the sponges you use every two to three weeks, and disinfect by microwaving the wet sponge for two minutes before projects.
Lemons are naturally acidic and therefore a great cleaning agent. They also leave your house smelling fresh and clean. Use lemons to clean stainless steel stains, laminate countertops, and even furniture. You can also leave half a lemon in your fridge to combat odors.
Use Your Dishwasher
How often to you wash your family’s toothbrushes? Spring cleaning is the perfect time to start this healthy habit! Your dishwasher can clean more than just dishes. Toothbrushes, hair brushes, makeup tools, and your children’s plastic toys can often be cleaned in the dishwasher as well. Be sure to check your specific product before adding it to the dishwasher.
Follow these spring cleaning hacks and before you know it, your Harris County home will be fresh and welcoming once again. If you plan to stay in your house for years to come, spring cleaning will allow you to enjoy it fully. Spring cleaning can also be a springboard for preparing to sell your home. If you’re interested in selling your Harris County home, contact us today!