Spring Cleaning: More Safe and Simple Tips
It’s possible that the tools and ways you’re using to get your spring cleaning done are actually making it harder than it has to be. Here’s a a few ideas for easier to-dos: Before Cleaning Prep-First of all, try to plan for an afternoon or day to do the cleaning. Play some music while you’re working. Weather permitting, open up a window (or two). And eat something. You’ll be in a much better mood to get started.
Can’t stand mopping? Try some alternative cleaning tools: Consider the Spin Cycle Mop that features two spinning mechanisms-one to wash and one to dry-which results in no dirty water drips on the floors (there’s a built-in washing spinner at the bottom of the bucket). Microfiber cloths and dusters hold onto the dirt they gather-there’s no dust trail as you’re going from room to room. And they’re machine washable. You can avoid harsh chemicals and get the same results using natural alternatives and sometimes, just simply water. Casabella offers a great variety of not just microfiber cleaners, but also chenille mitts and mops that provide deep cleaning with little effort.
Cleaning can quite literally be a pain in the butt-and in the neck, back and shoulders. Before undertaking any tasks, try to do some deep stretches. And look for far-reaching tools so that you don´t have to. For example, the Everywhere Duster, with a washable microfiber head, can pivot to reach nooks and crannies from floor to ceiling (like window sills and molding). (Source: “Tips to make spring cleaning safer and easier” by StatePoint-Vindy Homes-The (Sunday) Vindicator, February 28, 2016).
Freshening Interior Spaces
According to NASA, adding at least one plant in your home per 100 square feet is efficient enough to clean the air (and plants makes a home feel warm and inviting; watering and misting plants will also add moisture to indoor air. Throw accent cushions and throw pillows on beds and sofas provide quick, easy and inexpensive ways to new bursts of color to rooms. At least once a year, deep-clean the rugs, carpets and floors; your home will instantly look and smell fresh (a dry carpet cleaner can be made using corn starch, baking soda and fresh herbs for fragrance. Sprinkle and then vacuum up after a few hours). Color-coordinated bookshelves will provide total eye appeal. Homemade deodorizers can create a pleasing scent throughout the home. Just take a large pot, boil some water and scented herbs, such as rosemary, orange or lemon rinds, vanilla or lavender, for example. And investing in new window treatments, like light draperies, blinds or shades can totally transform the look of a room (Source: “Freshen up your home for the spring season” by MetroServices-Vindy Homes-The(Sunday) Vindicator, January 31, 2016).