Spring is officially here! Even though it still feels out-of-reach, it’s here. Are you a “Spring cleaner” type? Did you know each hour of cleaning you do per week is associated with a 53% boost in overall happiness? 80% of people feel more relaxed when their home is clean. 77% feel more focused. And 72% sleep better! Pass me the Swiffer.
Here are five simple cleaning hacks for the first day of spring to get you inspired to clean:
1. Use an old pillowcase to clean the blades on your overhead fans. Just put it around each blade to wipe them off. That way the dust ends up in the pillowcase instead of on the floor.
2. Clean window screens with a lint roller. It might not get them totally clean, but it’ll be good enough. And you don’t have to take the screens out to do it.
3. Use wax paper to keep your chrome faucets clean. After you clean your sink and bathtub, wipe down any chrome faucets with wax paper. It’ll put a thin layer of wax on them, so they won’t get water spots. It also works on shower curtain rods, and makes the curtain slide a little easier.
4. Get crayon marks off walls with Windex. Using a Magic Eraser and heating the marks up with a hair dryer can also help.
5. Put a little Pine-Sol in your toilet brush holder. It helps keep your whole bathroom smelling fresh. And it makes cleaning the toilet a little easier.