While cleaning might not be the most fun activity once becoming a grown-up, it is a necessity. Thumbs down, right?! Oftentimes we do the bare essentials when cleaning our home, but we can miss areas that could really use some attention to detail. Today I’m sharing some easy spring cleaning tips to tackle those overlooked areas of your home.
Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for the Most Forgetful Places
Tip #1: Windows – We enjoy looking out them, and allowing the natural light into our homes, but how often do we clean them? Can you recall the last time? Most likely it’s been quite some time. Cleaning the inside and outside of windows is important. It also allows you to inspect the area around the window for any leaks that might be allowing bugs or air to pass through. Using an Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner, like Mean Green, allows you to tackle the tough job with ease.
If you have a lot of windows, consider divvying up the rooms between yourself and your spouse or kids. And don’t forget the blinds while you’re at it. An easy way to dust window blinds is by putting old socks on your hands and running through each section. It’s a breeze!
Tip #2: Fans – This is another area of the home that’s used often, but how much dust is that fan collecting up there? You’d be surprised (and maybe a little mortified)! If you have a vacuum with detachable tools, this is a great way to dust those high reaching areas of your home. Plus using a vacuum will suck up the dust versus just moving it around.
Tip #3: Small Appliances – How many appliances do you have on your kitchen counters? Maybe a coffee maker, blender, toaster and possibly a mixer? When was the last time they got a healthy cleaning? I’m not talking a wipe down with a hand towel, but a real cleaning. It’s time to shine these bad boys up and make your kitchen counters look better too.
Give each appliance a good scrubbing with Mean Green and a paper towel. Be sure to empty out the toaster crumbs before cleaning it. While your cleaning the appliances, consider storing some out of sight if they’re not used that often. Now you’ve uncluttered your kitchen counters too!
Tip #4: Door Knobs & Light Switches – We use them all the time….but when’s the last time they were cleaned? Think of all those grimy hands and germs that have collected on them over the months. Gross, right? Give them a quick spray and wipe and they’re like new again!
Tip #5: Trash Cans – They are known for being stinky and dirty, but they deserve a good cleaning too. Collect all of the trash cans from around your home and give them a good scrub with an anti-bacterial cleaner. I recommend placing leftover grocery bags in each can to preserve their cleanliness – and it makes it really simple when collecting the trash!
Bonus Tip – Put on music while you clean. It helps boost your mood!! Then treat everyone to ice cream after a job well done. 🙂
Have you completed your spring cleaning checklist?
Don’t forget these 5 areas of your home! While you’re at it, consider picking up Mean Green cleaners like the Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner. It’s proven to kill the following viruses within 10 minutes: Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Avian Influenza A Virus (H5N1), Herpes Simplex Type 1 Virus, Herpes Simplex Type 2 Virus, Influenza A (H1N1) Virus.
You can find Mean Green products at Lowe’s, Walmart, and Dollar Stores in your area.