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Spring Cleaning :: Tips and Tricks

Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet?

I like to wait until the weather gets a little bit warmer so I can open all of the windows and get the job done! Here are some TIPS and TRICKS that should make the job much easier.

Easily clean your baseboards using fabric softener sheets.

Use some lemonade Kool-Aid to clean your empty dishwasher. Real Simple has a whole list of new uses for old things!

Use baby oil to polish chrome. Get more surprising cleaning tips at Real Simple.

Use a coffee filter to clean computer monitors and TVs.

Clean blinds in a bathtub with some dish soap. Let sit for one hour. Rinse. Then hang to dry. The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking walks you through cleaning your blinds step-by-step.

Clean lampshades with a lint roller. Find more clever cleaning tricks from who else, Martha Stewart.

Revive kitchen counters by making a paste with baking soda and water. Let it sit for awhile after you scrub it in. Then wipe it away. The Daily Green has even more green cleaning recipes.

Use vinegar and water to clean your coffee maker. There is a similar technique for cleaning your Keurig. Visit Tidy Mom for a whole list of ways to clean with vinegar.

Clean the microwave using a bowl of water with lemon. Set your microwave for five minutes. Then just wipe the gunk away. More spring cleaning tips can be found at A Pretty Life In The Suburbs.

I love this last tip from Make It Do. Clean your mattress using a mixture of one cup of baking soda and 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it up. Bye bye dust mites!

When you are ready to get started, print off this Spring Cleaning Checklist from Martha Stewart so you don't miss anything! Now you are ready to put on some great music start cleaning. I hope these tips make your Spring Cleaning easier!

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