Spring is on its way!
It’s the season of open windows, airing out the house, cleaning the nooks and crannies and cluttered spaces. Thinking about it…there has to be a less time consuming way to Spring Cleaning. If you’re a person that does not have a lot of time on their hands, which I’m sure is 90% of us, then this is for you! You often here of DIY cleaning products but who has the time to put that all together? Let’s hack Spring Cleaning together in this blog. Spring Cleaning made simple ☺
– Microfiber Couch? Scrub away!
You’re going to need a white sponge (or a tan sponge, depending on what color sofa you have) because that allows no color transfer from, for example, a yellow or pink sponge onto your couch. Also, a good white scrubber brush. And rubbing alcohol poured into the spray bottle. Rubbing alcohol evaporates quicker than water and it won’t leave water marks. Spray the areas with stain and really get in there with your muscles! Scrub away with your sponge first. If your sponge gets dirty then make sure to throw it out and use a new one.
Let it dry–don’t freak out. As it dries, the microfiber material will turn dark. That’s where the scrubbing brush comes in! Make sure everything is completely dry and start scrubbing in circular motions.
– The EASIEST way to clean toys!
Kill those germs! Place toys into a laundry bag and stick in the washer! This can be noisy so you might want to remover the center spindle. Another thought, still put the toys in a laundry bag in the dishwasher. Less noise 😉 Lay out to dry out and spread them around evenly to dry.
– When life gives you lemons…make a Kitchen and Bath Scrub!
All you need is: LEMONS AND BAKING SODA. That’s it. Period.
In a small dish, pour baking soda. Then after juicing lemons, pour the lemon juice into the baking soda. You’ll notice it foaming instantly. Use immediately on your tub, tiles and sinks by applying a thin layer all over with a sponge, gently scrubbing any tough or extra-dirty spots. Let cleaner sit for 10 minutes, then rinse well with warm water until any gritty residue is gone. Done!
– Non-Toxic Wood Polish
Apply this formula to clean and restore luster to wood furniture. Always go with the grain and evenly distribute polish. Remove any excess polish with a clean cloth! This simple two ingredient polish contains olive oil and white vinegar. The oil will nourish wood, while the white vinegar cleans it. Avoid using this on unfinished, unpolished wood, as it will stain. I love that this is has ZERO toxins and is edible. Yes. Edible.
TIP: Make an extra batch for salad dressing 😉