Organise and Clear the Clutter

One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you don’t need. Now is a good time to get rid of items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle. Sorting your belongings into four categories—trash, give-away, store, or put-way—can also be effective as you begin the spring-cleaning process.

When lockdown has lifted, planning a garage sale is a great way to get rid of those unwanted items or donate them to home. Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.

Clean Room-By-Room

Approaching your house room by room is the most effective way to deep-clean your home at any time of the year, and lockdown is the perfect time with so much time on your hands. Feel free to skip items that have recently been cleaned and focus on the parts of your home that have been neglected for the longest time.

Get the Family Involved

If you need some help or you’re wanting to create something for the whole family to do, then get them involved too. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload. Don’t worry: There are ways to deal with even the most reluctant helpers. This is a great time to get the entire family to work together. Try throwing on some music or establishing a family reward as an incentive to get the work done.

Use baking soda to refresh stained coffee mugs.

Use it to clean stained teacups and coffee mugs. Fill the mug with one part baking soda and two parts water. Let soak overnight, then rub with a sponge and rinse.

Your Refrigerator

This means the outside and inside. Pull out all of your fridge’s interior shelving and wash them with warm soapy water. Then wipe down the surfaces that can’t be removed on the inside with a sponge before putting shelves back in their place. Leave a cut lemon inside for smelly freshness

Clean your microwave by heating lemon juice and rinds in water

Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.

Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup

Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits that accumulate in shower-heads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the shower-head 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.

Clean your grill with an onion

Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.