Spring Cleaning Hacks

Dandelions and dust pans—spring cleaning is in the air! Now that the windows are open, birds are chirping, and family members are dropping by for visits, you’ll want your house in sparkling condition. [via The Maids]

Instead of working all day and night to get things in order, here are some helpful spring cleaning tips to make your dwelling shine.

Closet Cleaning Hack

Does this sound familiar? You haven’t worn that bridesmaid dress in over a decade but it’s still taking up real estate in your closet. If you haven’t worn it in a year or more, it’s time to donate. It’s hard, we know! But think of all that space for new spring dresses and shirts. And if you have a few pieces that fall into the “maybe” category, do the hanger test. Rotate all of your hangers to face backward. After you’ve worn the item, turn the hanger outward. By the end of the warm season, you’ll see which pieces of clothing were never worn and are therefore ready to toss into the donation pile.

Vent Cleaning Hack

After a winter with the heater going full blast, your vents might need a little TLC before cranking on the A/C. How are you supposed to get into those thin slits, though? A useful spring cleaning hack is wrapping a butter knife in a damp cloth or paper towel (add a drop of cleaning solution) and swiping left and right in each slot to cut down on the dust. And if the baseboards under the vent need a quick clean too, use a microfiber cloth to do a quick wipe down of any grime.

Dishwasher Cleaning Hack

You clean your dishes, but what about the dishwasher itself? If you can’t remember the last time Ol’ Swirly got so fresh and so clean, give this cleaning hack a whirl: Empty out the machine, place a bowl of vinegar on the top rack, and wash on the highest temperature setting. Then, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom and wash again. This should help eliminate odors while getting your washer as clean as your china.

Remember, if you want a truly deep clean without all the elbow grease, count on The Maids and our spring cleaning services! With over 30 years in the business, we know a thing or two about giving dust bunnies the boot. Enjoy a clean home this spring and the rest of the year.

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