Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year, although it doesn’t look or feel like it with all the snow, but it’s time to start your spring clean! The weather is set to warm up and the sun is scheduled to shine, and what better way to spend those in between type days than by airing out and organizing your home in preparation for the busy summer months ahead.

I have collected some fantastic tips for all the most-important tasks both big (patio furniture) and small (makeup), so whether you’ve got a whole weekend or just a spare moment, I have you covered!


To refresh, hose off and air-dry mats. Vacuum indoor ones on both sides — going over the back will push trapped dirt out onto the floor where it will be easier to pick up. Trap more dirt by using two mats, one outside the door and one inside.



Place large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped-up lemon, lime, or orange or several tablespoons of vinegar inside. Turn the appliance on high for several minutes or until the solution boils and the window is steamy, then let it sit to cool for 15 minutes before opening the door. Remove and wipe out the inside and outside with a sponge.


Getting rid of expired makeup, skincare, and hair products is a quick way to declutter. Admit it, you’ve got some things in your drawers you haven’t used in over 6 months!

Kids Toys

Don’t overlook the convenience of your dishwasher. It can take on more than just plates, including your children’s (and pet’s) plastic toys. Just choose a gentle cycle and skip the heated dry.


Patio Furniture

Add a squirt of dish detergent to a bowl of warm water, then wipe down tables and chairs. Finish it all off with a spray of water from the garden hose.

Joan Wolf

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