(NC) Spring is a time to start fresh. While we love escaping from our winter hibernation to enjoy the outdoors, many of us dread the spring cleaning routine that ultimately follows to get our homes ready for the season. Since dusting, sweeping and organizing aren’t usually our favourite activities, these quick tricks will help to leave your house looking spotless and give you more time to spend enjoying the rising outdoor temperatures
Hunter Douglas, industry leader in innovative window coverings, shares these simple tips:
Think outside the box for window cleaning.
Use household items to help get the job done − like a hair dryer on a cold or cool setting to blow off dust when cleaning fabric shades like Hunter Douglas’ Silhouette window shading. Spray glass cleaner on a cloth rather than directly on the window to prevent damage to the fabrics.
Use a lemon for your stainless steel faucets.
Instead of choosing harsh chemicals, simply cut a lemon in half and rub to remove water stains and rust from your bathroom and kitchen sinks. The bonus is that it leaves behind a fresh, citrusy scent.
Go for a homemade oven cleaner.
No matter how badly your oven needs cleaning, this mixture will conquer the grease in no time. Combine five tablespoons of baking soda, four tablespoons of white vinegar and five drops of dish washing liquid to form a thick paste. Spread the mixture on your oven and leave it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Then use a sponge to wipe your oven clean – no scrubbing required.
Clean window sills with Q-tips.
If you’re planning to clean your windows why not get rid of accumulating dirt on your window sills as well? Use a Q-tip and some vinegar to get in those hard to reach places and opt for a damp rag to remove the rest of the buildup.
More information is available at www.hunterdouglas.ca.
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