Say hello to spring time with a bit of spring cleaning!

It’s that time of the year when you want the inside of your home to look just as great as the bright day outside, which means everything from the bottom of your couch to the unused bowls on your highest kitchen shelf needs sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing. No spring cleaning is truly complete until your home is as spotless as the day that you bought it.

But the house doesn’t clean itself, which is why spring cleaning is one of the biggest home cleaning jobs of the year. So we’ve compiled 20 spring cleaning tips and tricks to help you turn your home into your clean dream home. Enjoy!

20 Spring Cleaning Tips And Tricks

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1. Store Clutter At The Front

Hats, shoes, jackets, gloves—everything that your family brings in and out of the house, store them at the front. With a shoe rack or a small table set right inside your front door, you can control the mess at its source.

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2. Old Socks Are New Rags

Why buy a pack of new rags when you can just recycle your old socks? Hit two birds with one stone and turn your old socks into dusting mitts, cleaning rags, and more.

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3. Quick 5-minute Room Sweeps

Before you go over the entire house, bring a laundry basket with you as you do a quick sweep through every room. Throw in every item that doesn’t belong in that room and redistribute them later when you’re done.

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4. Upgrade Your Broom With A Towel

Can’t reach the top of the ceiling fan or the top of the highest shelf? Get your broom and tie a towel around it. Now you’ve got a new way to dust those untouched places.

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5. Designate A Box For “Lost & Found”

You won’t always know where everything goes and who owns what, especially if you have a big family. So let everyone help out by designating a box for lost and found items—a missing puzzle piece, an old game piece, a weird button; all of these items go in the box.

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6. Sweep Air Vents With A Butter Knife

Air vents are notoriously hard to squeeze into, but with a butter knife, anything is possible. Wrap your rag around your knife and start knifing inside of the air vent. You’ll be breathing cleaner air in no time.

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7. Be Organised With Velcro

Is your family the type to lose controllers all the time? Then it’s time to start using Velcro. Just stick some Velcro on your TVs, game consoles, and other devices, and give your controllers a new and obvious sticky home.

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8. Cotton Buds Can Clean Any Keyboard

Sticky, old, dirty keyboards? Get some cotton buds and dip them in hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Then slowly drag them across your keyboards and in between your keys; this will get your keyboard looking brand new in no time.

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9. One Corner To Another

Always start at the furthest end of the room from the door. Slowly move from that corner to the second furthest, until you’ve vacuumed, swept, and mopped from the back of the room to the front. This way, you leave no footprints or any residue behind.

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10. Keep Your Floors Scratchless

It’s nice to rearrange your interior decorating every now and then, but moving heavy furniture means risking scratching up your beautiful floor. This is easy—instead of dragging heavy couches and tables around, just lift up each corner one at a time and place clean towels beneath them. So if you want to move the furniture, just drag the towels.

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11. Time Yourself

We tend to take much longer when we don’t time ourselves, simply because it’s so easy to drift away when you’re doing simple chores like cleaning. But if you set a certain amount of time for every task—a few minutes at most—you will get your entire cleaning job done in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise.

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12. Cream Of Tartar Sauce For Stainless Steel

If you have some cream of tartar lying around the kitchen, then that should be exactly you need for all your stainless steel surfaces and appliances. With a teaspoon of cream of tartar mixed with a bit of water, you can rediscover that natural stainless steel shine.

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13. Beat Laundry Static

You might have an issue with static electricity stiffening up your fabrics in the laundry. Dryer sheets and fabric softeners are also known for making towels less absorbent. You can beat both these problems with either half a cup of white vinegar added to the rinse or a pair of brand new tennis balls to beat the static and keep your fabrics soft.

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14. Recycle Your Coffee Filters

Coffee filters can be used for more than just making coffee. They also have great fibers that allow them to wipe away all the smudges and fingerprints on all your home’s TV and computer screens.

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15. Take A Long, Hard Look At Your Drawers

Most of us have drawers stuffed to the brim with clothes we haven’t worn in months (if not years). It’s time to turn those drawers over and start sorting out the clothes you wear from those you will never wear again. Chances are, you will reclaim at least half of your used space just by throwing out or giving away clothes you haven’t seen in a lifetime.

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16. Put An Onion To Your Grill

It might not sound like the most intuitive tip, but an onion scrubbed against the grill is the perfect solution to get rid of any unknown leftovers. Just start it off by heating up the grill, spraying it down with white vinegar, and then scrub the grates up and down with the inside half of an onion. The onion’s acid is the natural way to peel off any residue.

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17. Use The Right Kind Of Broom

That’s right; there are different kinds of brooms, each with their own strengths and intended purposes. Or indoor areas with smooth floors, you will want to use a broom that has finer bristles with a softer, more flexible handle that gives you space to manoeuver. Outdoor areas require stiffer and stronger bristles and a harder handle for all those porous surfaces.

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18. Newspaper With A Mixture For Dirty Glass Surfaces

First you will want to mix together two teaspoons of liquid soap, three cups of water, and half a cup of white vinegar. Mix these up and shake them together in a spray bottle. Then spray this liquid onto an old newspaper. Use this to wipe off any glass table, mirror, or window, to produce that streak-free clean effect that you only see in movies.

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19. Orange Juice For Clean Toilets

One of the best home solutions for a filthy toilet is orange juice mix. Grab any brand of orange juice powder concentrate lying around the kitchen, pour a teaspoon or two of the powder into your toilet bowl. This contains nontoxic citric acid that will make scrubbing any toilet a breeze.

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20. Lemon For Water Stains

Take a lemon and cut it in half. Now rub the inside of the lemon against any water stains that may be on your faucets in your bathroom or kitchen. The citric acid from the lemon will make any tough water stain vanish in just seconds.

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