It’s Spring Cleaning Season: Top 10 Weirdly Effective Cleaning Tips

As we throw open the windows and take in a deep breath of the gloriously fresh, crisp spring air filling our homes, our thoughts turn to the deep clean that awaits us. It’s spring cleaning season. There’s no getting around it. It’s time to clear out those winter germs and viruses that have been plaguing us for the past few months and tidy things up for the heavier entertaining season ahead.

We’ve curated 10 weird effective cleaning tips for your spring cleaning adventures.

  1. Glass flat stove top stains. Say “adios” to those brown cooking stains that have accumulated over time on your glass stovetop (and inside of your Corning ware casserole dishes). The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is your secret weapon. And that’s not all. This wonderful little cleaning tool removes floor scuffs, stains on woodwork and makes your bathtub sparkle. It’s amazing.
  2. Broken glass? Bread to the rescue! Once you’ve swept up the larger shards of broken glass, grab the Wonderbread. Lay it down over the glass particles that are too tiny to sweep up. It will grab them.
  3. Toilets cleaned in Tang? Dang! Any orange-flavored breakfast drink will work – it’s the citric acid in it. Just drop two teaspoonsful into your toilet bowl and let it sit for five minutes. Use your bowl brush to scrub it around and then give it a flush. (Denture tablets work, too. The rumored Coca Cola solution? Not so much—the sugar in it causes bacteria to grow.)
  4. Streak-free stainless steel appliances. Dab your soft microfiber cloth in lemon oil and rub it over your stainless steel appliances. If your kitchen sink is also stainless, rub the surface in lemon oil. Even better, it’s a natural disinfectant and will remove that nasty odor from your washing machine. (It also works great on tarnished silver, and jewelry!)
  5. Olive oil and vinegar – not just for salads anymore. Your woodwork will thank you when you dab a soft cloth in 1 cup of olive oil well mixed with ¼ cup of white vinegar. Rub your cloth in the direction of your woodwork’s grain. To finish, buff it with a soft, dry cloth.
  6. Vodka misters. It sounds like something you’d mix with cranberry juice on a hot summer day, but actually, you’re putting cheap vodka in a spray bottle and misting it on moldy caulk in your bathroom. Just spray it on there, let it sit for 15 minutes, respray it and scrub it with a brush. You’ll be amazed at how easily it comes off.
  7. Blinds with a blinding shine. Take an old sock and dip it in a half-water, half-white vinegar mix. Wipe down each slat and they will gleam.
  8. Undo gummy residue. If you don’t have a bottle of Goo-Gone handy, spritz the sticky spot with white vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes. The gummy residue will easily wipe away.
  9. A second life for used dryer sheets. Their anti-static nature makes them an excellent cloth for dusting the surfaces of your home. (They can also shine up your metal faucets and appliances!

And finally, Number 10. Air scrubbing means no more mouth breathers. Even the air in your home can use a spring cleaning — ask us about our state-of-the-art air scrubbing system. We will remove all of the airborne contaminants from your home so you can breathe freely. Call us today at 1-888-MY-ROSCOE.