The pollen is starting to thin out, so its time to get out the sponges and elbow grease and tackle the spring cleaning. These tips should make it a bit easier:
1. Sanitize your microwave and easily remove food residue by placing a bowl of white vinegar in the microwave and running it for one minute. Wipe down using soapy water.
2. Freshen up your carpets by sprinkling baking soda over them. Allow to sit overnight and then vacuum.
3. In the bathroom, grab some non-gel toothpaste, put a thin layer on your chrome faucets and then wipe off with a soft cloth.
4. Save money by using only the recommended amount of your cleaners. This is especially true of laundry detergent. Dont just pour; use the cap to measure. With most laundry detergents, you do not have to fill the cap to the top.
5. Clean your windows with crumpled-up newspaper instead of paper towels. Wipe the inside panes vertically and the outdoor panes horizontally so you can easily see streaks.
6. Clean your shower curtain liner by throwing it into the washing machine with a few towels and wash with hot water. If you decide to replace the liner, hang on to the old one and use it in the yard as a tarp. Its quite handy when raking leaves.
7. After cleaning your shower, spray it with furniture polish to repel dirt and water.
8. Clean cobwebs and dust off ceiling fans and corners with a yard stick and an athletic sock.
Earth Day deals
Today is Earth Day, so celebrate with a few great deals:
Bring in your own cup to Starbucks or Caribou and get a free cup of coffee.
Free reusable bags can be found at Target, Jo Ann Fabrics, Michaels and the Disney Store.