Though it’s taking longer than we’d like this year in Minnesota, spring will soon be here – which means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape! A thorough spring cleaning is a tradition that promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized; with that in mind, read on for some of the best DIY spring cleaning tips to deep-clean your house and make it sparkle all year round.

  1. Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup
    Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits accumulate in shower heads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day.
  2. Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors
    Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the glass and scrub with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers.
  3. Use a dustpan to help fill a large mop bucket
    Not all mop buckets fit in bathtubs or sinks. If your bucket is too large, try using a dustpan as a spout by placing it flat on your sink to transfer water to the bucket. This handy hack is also helpful for other large containers you want to fill.
  4. Use a butter knife to clean air vents
    Don’t let that dust build up for another minute; use a butter knife to reach those tough get places between and behind your vents. Simply wrap the knife in a rag and wipe between the slats. Then, pen the windows and run your central air to fill your home with fresh spring air (just be sure your heat or AC isn’t on while you’re running the fan).
  5. Wrap a towel over a broom to clean hard-to-reach places
    Cobwebs and dust can collect in room corners and on ceiling fans. Wipe them away by securing a towel over the bristle end of a broom with a large rubber band. The dust and cobwebs stick to the cloth.


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