Has your house been feeling a little under the weather or rough around the edges? The Doctors share spring cleaning tips that will help get your home back on its feet and looking great — which is bound to make you feel your best.
First, spring is a great time to declutter and get rid of things you do not need. Doctors’ friend and professional organizer Tracy McCubbin, who wrote “Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need” says most homes can benefit from getting rid of items from the closet, kitchen and the garage. Find out more about her de-cluttering tips!
Clean Your Stove and Then Use Car Wax to Keep It Clean Longer – Car wax will help to create a seal and make drips, spills and accidents easier to clean.
Clean Sink Faucets with a Dryer Sheet – A dryer sheet will remove the grime that collects around your bathroom and kitchen sink. Bonus tip: A dyer sheet on the end of a paint roller can clean those hard-to-reach ceiling fans!
Get a Sparkling Clean Toilet with a Denture Tablet – Just drop a denture tablet in the bowl and allow it to sit overnight and it will get rid of those pesky stains.
Clean and Defog Your Mirrors with Shaving Cream – Shaving cream cleans and also coats the mirror to keep it from fogging up when you’re taking a shower. Bonus tip: Clean the glass around your house with a new coffee filter for a streak-free and lint-free finish!
Revive Your Bath Towels and Sheets – Wash your towels with only vinegar, which will help remove detergent and fabric soften residue and leave them feeling soft. For sheets that might be yellowing, wash and dry them in the sun, which can act as a natural bleaching agent. Bonus tip: Looking for a safe and natural detergent for your laundry? Try using a cup of baking soda instead of laundry detergent!
Revive Your Floors with Coconut Oil and Baking Soda – A mixture of one part of coconut oil and one part baking soda can remove marks and scuffs from most types of floors and even reportedly remove dried paint drips from linoleum.
Use That Slow Cooker Sitting in Your Kitchen to Clean Your Jewelry – If your bling is looking a little dull or lost some of its shine, add vinegar, salt and water (and your jewelry) to your slow cooker and cook on low for 15 minutes.
Use Homemade Slime to Clean Your Electronics – Slime is a great way to clean keyboards and computers and other hard-to-reach places where dirt and dust gets trapped. You only need 1 ½ cups warm water, ¼ cup borax laundry booster, 5 ounces white school glue and food coloring (optional). Get more instructions on how to use and make slime for cleaning!
Use Your Leftover Orange Peel to Clean – Did you know that orange peels can help clean your home in numerous ways (including stainless steel surfaces, the microwave, as a natural cleaner, the garbage disposal and in the refrigerator! Find out more amazing use for your leftover peels!
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