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Out With the Old: 10 Must-Have Spring Cleaning Tips

    Spring cleaning is a big job. More than a quarter of Americans take 3 to 5 days to get it all done.

    Let’s look at some spring cleanup tips to help you shorten that time.

    1. Cleaning Windows

    Clean your windows on a cloudy day and start with the shady side of your house. Direct sunlight can cause streaking. Raise your blinds, wash the window with glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth, then lower the blinds and dust them with a Swiffer.

    2. Deal with a Smelly Sink

    If there’s a bad smell coming from your kitchen sink, it could be your garbage disposal. Run some slivers of lemon rind through the disposal and wash it through with cold water to get rid of the smell.

    3. Clean Up Your Cutting Boards

    Those stains on your cutting boards don’t have to be there. Cut a lemon in half and rub the exposed side across the board to remove stains. For a really deep clean, sprinkle some salt or baking soda on the board first.

    4. Tidy Up Your Pots and Pans

    If you’ve got burned-on residue in your pots and pans, put some dish soap and water in them and let them simmer on the stove. Most of the mess will wipe off and steel wool will get rid of any particularly stubborn bits.

    5. Clean That Shower Curtain

    Shower curtains can get pretty grimy but you don’t have to replace them. Plastic and vinyl curtains can be washed on your washing machine’s gentle cycle. Toss in a couple of bath towels to get it extra clean.

    6. Get Rid of Anything Past Its Expiration Date

    Go through your medicine cabinet, makeup shelf, vitamin shelf, and anywhere else you have stuff that can expire. For items with no date that recommend using them within a certain time, write the date you open it on the package.

    7. Add Some Sparkle to Your Bathroom

    If you’ve got white grout in the bathroom, it can get pretty grungy. Use CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner to give it a deep cleaning. Spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub it clean with a stiff brush.

    8. Spring Cleanup is a Good Time to Declutter

    Go through all the rooms in your house, including the garage, and get rid of anything you haven’t touched over the winter. The only exception should be seasonal items that only get used in the warmer months. Use a service like to take it away.

    9. Tidy Up Your Furniture

    Move furniture away from the wall and vacuum around it as well as underneath it. Get any heating vents, molding, and other stuff behind it at the same time. Switch to the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and tidy up the furniture itself before moving it back.

    10. Clean the Cleaner

    Don’t forget your vacuum and other cleaning tools. If they’re not clean, you’ll be pushing dirt around instead of picking it up.

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