If your home desperately needs a spring clean but you can’t wait for your next paycheck, this is the post for you!
We’ve come up with several tips and tricks to help you spring clean your home for less, helping you save money.
Clear out the clutter
Small bits and pieces can make an otherwise neat table look messy. So, before you start your spring clean, spend some time going through every room in your house and with a basket and picking up clutter and things that don’t belong in that room. Depending on the quality of these extra items, you can either donate, recycle or throw them away.
Use the bathtub for cleaning
Before cleaning your bathtub, why not use it to clean larger items such as window blinds, plastic toys, oven racks or anything large that requires soaking beforehand? This way could reduce the amount of cleaning liquids needed to clean everything.
Skip the tumble dryer
Use the spring sunshine to dry your linens and towels instead of the tumble dryer. If the weather’s not cooperating, it’s still worth skipping the dryer phase and simply air-drying your items instead.
Remove pet hair with rubber
Pet hair sticks surprisingly easily to rubber, so pick up a pair of rubber gloves and give your sofa, carpet and bed a thorough pat-down. Another option is a lint roller.
Use lemon, baking powder and vinegar
Instead of buying cleaning products, use products you might find your kitchen such as lemon to clean stainless steel, vinegar to clean shower heads, newspaper to polish glass surfaces and baking powder to reduce odours in your bin, to name a few.
Microwave your sponge
If you only have one sponge to do all your cleaning with, disinfect it quickly by putting it in your microwave for two minutes, making sure it doesn’t have any metal on it.
Use old clothes
Instead of buying cleaning cloths and towels, rip up some cotton t-shirts you no longer wear and use them instead! We recommend thicker shirts for the larger jobs such as cleaning windows while your lightweight tops can be used for wiping down smaller surfaces.
Use an old toothbrush
An old toothbrush is perfect for scrubbing smaller items and hard-to-reach areas such as the sink drain, taps and corners of the fridge. Just remember to throw away your toothbrush after use!