The birds are chirping, the days are longer, and the flowers are blooming. It finally feels like winter is gone for good, and spring has sprung! At last, you can depart from your winter hibernation and get outside. Just one thing: your house is filled with dust, germs, and all of the other leftover fragments of winter.
This year, Spring-cleaning doesn’t have to be so bad. We picked out our favorite DIY cleaning hacks!
We are pretty sure that cleaning the bathroom is the most daunting task when it comes to cleaning. The bathroom needs the most disinfecting out of any room in the house, so it takes the longest. To get rid of all the germs and bacteria, you end up using tons of chemicals that result in eye and lung irritation. Joyful Homemaking came up with a painless solution to the most difficult part of the bathroom cleaning process.
Purchase a fillable dish wand, and fill it with half vinegar, half dish liquid soap. Run some water in the shower, and scrub it down. When you’re done, rinse the washing solution off. That’s it!
DIY Disinfectant Wipes
What can’t disinfectant wipes clean up?! They are easy to have in your car, the bathroom, and the kitchen. They are also expensive. Luckily, DIY Home Sweet Home came up with a cheap solution, and it doesn’t involve harmful chemicals.
You’ll need three things: paper towels (the select-a-size ones), vinegar, and airtight container (like a baby or makeup wipe container). Begin by folding the paper towels like an accordion until you’ve used enough to fill your container. Fill the container with one cup of vinegar. Once the paper towels soak up all of the liquid, your DIY disinfectant wipes are ready for use!
How to Clean a Mattress
You probably clean your sheets every other week. No? OK, you should get on that. Germs are crawling all over the bed, and you spend a good amount of time on that thing! With who knows what else goes on in that bed, cleaning the mattress is probably a chore that is well overdue. Leave it to the super Mom from Mom 4 Real to figure out how get a clean mattress!
Sprinkle mattress deodorizer all over the mattress. If you have any stains on the mattress, it’s recommended to spray your favorite stain remover spray on it. Loosen up the stain by massaging it with a clean cloth. Give the deodorizer time to absorb any lingering odors, and then vacuum up the deodorizer. You’ll be left with a clean, great smelling mattress.
Spring Smelling Home
We all understand the importance of cleaning your home. After all that hard work, you are left with the nagging smell of bleach or vinegar for the next few hours. You first instinct is to open a window. This can be OK, unless it’s a terrible allergy day. Then, all of the dust and pollen will blow into your home after you just cleaned it. All that hard work gone to waste! Next time you want your home smelling clean, try this easy blend from The DIY Playbook.
For this specific spring concoction, you’ll need vanilla extract, 2 lemon slices, one bunch of mint, and one bunch of rosemary. Throw everything in a pot of water on the stovetop, bring it to a boil, then let it simmer on low. The smellation will fill your home, and get rid of those cleaning product smells.