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  • Tim Kraemer

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Last week we addressed the common hazards of spring cleaning and what you can do to avoid accident and injury. This week we will address some of the areas around the house that seem to give us difficulty when cleaning. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks for you to tackle those pesky areas around the house!


-Sticky kitchen dust. Take some cooking oil on a cloth and wipe up the sticky dust. Follow that with some soapy water to get rid of any excess cooking oil.

-Stinky garbage disposal. Scrub the disposal with old toothbrush making sure to get under the splash guard. Once scrubbed down, run ice and lemon rinds through the disposal to freshen it up.

-Stainless steel appliances. Try a simpler approach to shining up your stainless steel appliances with water and a microfiber cloth.


-Chrome fixtures can be shined up with a mixture of baby oil and lemon.

-Shower curtain liner looking dirty? Don’t spend time scrubbing it by hand-toss it in the washing machine on delicate cycle and hang it back up to dry!

-Dirty toilet bowl. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda will often do the trick.

-Bathtub soap scum. Add some salt onto half a grapefruit and scrub that tub.

-Clogged sink or tub. Use a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and boiling water.


-Stinky furniture. Sprinkle baking soda on the furniture and let sit for 20 minutes. Vacuum up the baking soda and you’re done.

-Cleaning microfiber. Spray and scrub with some rubbing alcohol.

-Upholstery and carpet stains. First, sprinkle stain with baking soda and let sit for 20 minutes. Vacuum up soda. Combine dish soap, vinegar and hot water. Dab and blot mixture on stain until the stain is gone.

We recommend you try all of these in a small area first to make sure it won’t damage the surface you are cleaning. For more specific instructions for each of these tricks, we suggest you search the web. If you missed last week’s Spring Cleaning Safety blog, go check it out:

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