Many of us have a hard time beginning the process each spring to get our home up to “Tip Top Shape”. Here is a to do list to get you started this year. This is a great way to get your home into order and also help you get ready to sell your home if that is the direction your heading.
1. Declutter. Open your cabinets and drawers and find out what you have not use this past year. Many of us find items that we have no idea how they got into our home. Don’t given in to seperation anxiety thinking you need to keep that spare cell phone charger for the phone you had in 1995. Use natural soap and water and wipe down drawers and cabinets. Remember to clear the countertops and only display what you use on a daily basis.
2. PEW >>>>> that smelly sink drain. Please don’t forget this but pour in a quarter-cup of baking soda followed by an equal amount of vinegar. Leave it overnight, then flush with boiling water. Please don’t think what is down in there. Scary!
3. Attack the stains, use vinegar and baking soda — use need to use muscles. They’ll clean and disinfect for a fraction of the price of commercial cleaning products plus it is healthy for you.
4. Tackle once-a-year chores like vacuuming the back of the refrigerator. Please unplug it first! WHEW, you scared me!
5. To clean your oven, coat it with a paste of baking soda and water. Close the door and let it sit overnight, then wipe it down.
6. Wipe fingerprints off stainless steel appliances with a mixture of natural dish soap and warm water.
7. Combine equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle clean countertops.
8. For dirt and stubborn grease deposits, use a microfiber cloth.
1. Tubs, toilet and more, Oh MY! My mom’s handy dandy receipe of baking soda and acidic vinegar. This will erase mineral deposits and rust from toilets, tubs, and showers with a pumice stone and rubber gloves.
2. Clean mirrors with a mixture of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Look in your clean mirror and ask “Who is the prettist of all” Then wipe with a microfiber cloth.
3. For tile floors: Never grab the mob! By mopping it pushed all of the dirt into the grout. Instead, run a wet/dry vac, which will remove it out of the grout.
4. Clean your drains by pouring in a quarter cup each of baking soda and vinegar. Leave the receipe in there for a few hours, then flush with boiling water
5. Make a creamy soft scrub for surfaces with baking soda, castile soap, glycerin, and essential oils.
6. To clean your toilet, use an all-purpose cleaner plus a little baking soda. Hydrogen peroxide adds sparkle.
1. Toss curtains in your dryer (if it’s high-capacity ) on high heat to kill bugs and to fluff fresh like!. Or take the curtains to laundromat’s dryer.
2. Store out-of-season clothing and donate anything you haven’t worn in the past year or years. No need to keep if you have not worn since 1999.
3. Use the vacuum hose attachment to get baseboards, under your bed, and in your curtains. Then wipe the baseboards and ledges where dirt like to be.
4. Rotate and flip innerspring mattresses. Even better, hire a matress-cleaning professionals.\
Livingroom and Family Room
1. Lift rugs and see the surprises! Vacuum the dirt and what ever else you find. Then mop.
2. For surfaces like windows, wood, mirrors, the tops of bookshelves, ceiling fan blades, and the plastic housing of electronics, use a damp microfiber cloth. Please different cloth!
3. For upholstery stains, particularly those mystery ones, hire a professionals.