Spring Cleaning 101
 
It's time to bust out the vacuum parts you never use, the ladder, the hose, and your pristine cloths and
sponges.
How to Clean Your Kitchen

 

1. Declutter. Do a search and destroy mission in your cabinets and drawers. Donate or toss anything you don’t need. Wipe down drawers and cabinets. And clear your countertops of everything except items you use daily.

 

2. For  dirt and stubborn grease deposits, use a microfiber cloth.

 

3. To combat stains, use vinegar and baking soda  — plus a little elbow grease. They’ll clean and disinfect for a fraction of the price of commercial cleaning products.

 

4. Clean your smelly sink drain. Pour in a quarter-cup of baking soda followed by an equal amount of vinegar. Leave it overnight, then flush with boiling water.

 

5. To clean your oven, coat it with a paste of baking soda and water. Leave it to 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. Tackle once-a-year chores like vacuuming refrigerator coils (unplug your fridge first), and tossing expired food from the back of the pantry.

 

 

How to Keep Your Home Clean Longer

 

1. Defy dust by keeping your home’s humidity level between 40%-50%. That’ll eliminate static while decreasing dust mite growth.

 


2. Keep glass shower doors free of soap scum build-up by coating them with a rain-repellant product made for car windshields.

 


3. Use a wet pumice stone to scrape dirt and grease from your oven. It works much faster than an oven-cleaning product and doesn’t give off fumes.

 


4. Re-seal natural stone countertops twice a year.

 

 

 

 

Reference: Houselogic.com http://www.houselogic.com/guide/spring-cleaning-101/#ixzz3YpHAdGdD