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10 Spring Cleaning Hacks

By Katie

The days are longer and a little warmer, yes that’s right it’s finally Spring again! However that also means it’s "10 Spring Cleaning Hacks"

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The days are longer and a little warmer, yes that’s right it’s finally Spring again! However that also means it’s time to de-clutter and give your house a good spring clean. Although the extra work can make it seem like a monstrous weekend-long chore, we’ve collected a few simple hacks that will see you finished with your spring cleaning in no time.

From organising your house to dusting fans, the list of to-do’s can be endless but here are 10 of the best spring cleaning hacks:

1. Dusting the ceiling fan
Before you pick up the feather duster and make a mess all over the room, grab an old pillow case and put it over the fan arm to scrape the dust straight into the pillow case. This will save on your vacuuming efforts later.

spring cleaning dusting fan

2. Organise your wardrobe

Deciding what clothes to throw away is a tough choice and one we really don’t like to make. Why? Because we all have ‘that’ dress that brings back memories of first dates, birthdays, or maybe you feel fab in it but it’s literally falling apart but it’s time for it to go.

So try this – hang all of wardrobe with the coat hangers the opposite direction to when you autonomously put them away. Then in a couple of weeks you will be able to see what you really wear and donate the rest to charity.

spring cleaning organising wardrobe
Source: Highend Fashion

3. Messy drawers no more
We’ve all been guilty of just shoving clean washing into a drawer and only for it to explode on the floor when our favourite t-shirt is in the bottom. An easy solution is to pack them similar to the image below; that way you can always find what you’re looking for and not make a mess.

spring cleaning drawers
Source: Viral Nova

4. Practical shelving

Putting shelves in upside down is not as silly as it sounds. It will offer a great solution to organising household items just as towels, books and toys. It’s a no brainer really.

spring cleaning organsing
Source: Distractify

5. No laundry basin

If you live in a smaller apartment you might have a shared laundry or tiny sink and unable to fit a mop bucket in to fill up. By using a dust pan to funnel water from the tap to a bucket it will require less effort, just make sure to bend those knees when you pick it up 🙂

spring cleaning hack

6. Cloudy glasses
Over time glassware will get cloudy but to make them sparkle again it’s simple with a bit of vinegar and a paper towelling.

spring cleaning hack glassware
Source: Emlii

7. Shower curtain mould

To get rid of the mouldy build-up on your shower curtain you can throw it in the washing machine or you could avoid that by making a natural solution that you could reuse every few weeks.

In an empty spray bottle fill with half vinegar and half water, stretch the curtain the full width so that you can get in the creases and spray the vinegar solution. Leave for a couple of moments and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.

spring cleaning hacks shower curtain

8. Bathroom grout cleaning

Sometimes scrubbing is just no good and very labour intensive, so to make it easier on yourself soak cotton wool in bleach and then place along the mouldy grout. This will get rid (or at least make it easier to scrub) of the mould and save you time and effort.

9. Drain cleaning
Cleaning drains is an annoying truth and there are plenty of toxic drain cleaners on the market; however with a bit of baking soda and vinegar you have all you need. You will need to have 2 cups of baking soda, 4 cups of boiling water and 1 cup of vinegar at your disposal.

Steps:
– Pour 1 cup of baking soda carefully down the drain and then 2 cups of the boiling water. Wait a few moments.
– Pour another cup of baking soda, then the cup of vinegar and immediately plug the drain as bubbles will rise.
– When the bubbles die down slightly, pour the remaining 2 cups of boiling water.

spring cleaning hacks bathroom drain

10. Dust high ceilings

For dust on window sills and cobwebs using a broom with a micro-fibre cloth secured on with a rubber band, will give you the additional height you need for all those hard to reach places.

spring cleaning ceiling hack
Source: Real Simple

Or perhaps the best hack yet? Use and Airtasker and you won’t need to lift a finger and still get the Spring Cleaning finished.

Got any other hacks? Share with us in the comments below, we love hearing about new ways make cleaning easier.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie

Marketing Communications Manager Katie is bright, bubbly and slightly obsessed with sport whether it's watching or playing in social teams. She also enjoys music and the fact that she can walk to and from the beach.

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  1. Jayne

    I have always loved baking soda; it can be used in a lot of cleaning hacks! Thanks for these.

  2. simone

    To get rid of cobwebs or dust in high places grab an old sock, dampen it and then place over your broom head. This will trap the dust and cobwebs and stop them from falling on furniture etc…