The 20 Simple Tricks for Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Spring Cleaning Made Easy?

Well, lets start with the name. Spring cleaning sounds easy, but it really has a bad name. Is sounds fresh, and airy, which is what you want when you are finished. However, that’s anything but easy to achieve… unless you have these 20 simple tricks from BuzzFeed Life that make it so much easier.

Ready? Let’s get started.

The 20 Simple Tricks for Spring Cleaning Made Easy

 

  1. Use a dustpan to fill up a tub of water for mopping.

     

     

     2. Clean your toilet with Coke.

     

    Clean your toilet with Coke.

    Don’t worry, it won’t look that horrifying for long. Directions here.

    3. Use a lemon to get rid of water stains.

     

    Use a lemon to get rid of water stains.

    Directions here.

    4. Dryer sheets will remove buildup from glass.

     

    Dryer sheets will remove buildup from glass.

    From Real Simple.

    5. Keep your cleaning supplies neat with a tension rod.

     

    Keep your cleaning supplies neat with a tension rod.

    Directions here.

    6. Meet your new BFF, the Magic Eraser.

     

    Meet your new BFF, the Magic Eraser.

    There are basically infinite uses for these things, from getting rid of scuff marks to removing nail polish stains to cleaning grout.

    7. Get pet fur off a carpet or furniture with a window squeegee.

     

    Get pet fur off a carpet or furniture with a window squeegee.

    What animal is that even from?

    8. Use coarse salt to clean cast iron.

     

    Use coarse salt to clean cast iron.

    From Martha Stewart.

    9. Towel + broom = a way to reach high, hard-to-clean spaces.

     

    Towel + broom = a way to reach high, hard-to-clean spaces.

    From Real Simple.

    10. Clean screens with coffee filters.

     

    Clean screens with coffee filters.

    From Real Simple.

    11. Get all the grossness out of your keyboard with a toothbrush and cotton swabs.

     

    Get all the grossness out of your keyboard with a toothbrush and cotton swabs.

    Full directions here. (These pictures will probably make you cringe/not go on the internet for the rest of the day.)

    12. Don’t miss the tiny spots, like the tracks on sliding doors or window panes.

     

    Don't miss the tiny spots, like the tracks on sliding doors or window panes.

    Vinegar can help you get these areas spotless.

    13. Make everything in your fridge organized and easily accessible.

     

    Make everything in your fridge organized and easily accessible.

    14. Store condiments in an egg carton to prevent spills.

     

    Store condiments in an egg carton to prevent spills.

    Tx, Alton.

    15. Fold your shirts vertically to save space and maximize visibility.

     

    Fold your shirts vertically to save space and maximize visibility.

    16. Properly fold a fitted sheet.

     

    Properly fold a fitted sheet.

    Swap out flannel for cotton now that it’s actually warm enough.

    17. De-pill your clothes with a razor and some tape.

     

    De-pill your clothes with a razor and some tape.

    You can de-pill your winter clothes before putting them away and your spring clothes after taking them out of storage. Directions here.

    18. Vacuum-seal bulky winter clothes and blankets for easy storage.

     

    Vacuum-seal bulky winter clothes and blankets for easy storage.

    They’ll be as good as the day you put them away come next winter (not that you want to think about next winter).

    19. Use the hanger trick to get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore.

     

    Use the hanger trick to get rid of clothes you don't wear anymore.

    Hang all your clothes so your hangers face backward. When you wear something, turn the hanger around. After a year, if something is still on a backward hanger, give it away.

    20. And the best possible advice: Drink while you clean (But don’t drive).

     

     Wine_pour

     

    You know how sometimes you come home after a few drinks and have a strange, overwhelming urge to clean everything? Channel that feeling. The best part is when you wake up the next day and are genuinely surprised and delighted at how clean everything is.

    Many thanks to the folks at BuzzFeed for these surprising, simple tricks.

    Now you have them…The 20 Simple Tricks for Spring Cleaning Made Easy.

    We can almost say Happy Spring Cleaning!