Monthly Archives: March 2017

Who’s ready for some spring cleaning?

The weather is starting to get nice and I don’t know about you but it actually puts me in the mood to freshen up my home a little bit.  It definitely gets me thinking about making trips to Salvation Army and Goodwill, but that’s another post.  Anyway, I’ve been looking online for some good spring cleaning tips and here is what I came up with.

Clean your kitchen cabinets

Over time build up can collect on your kitchen cabinets, to remove build up use a “cabinet cream” to cut through dirt and leave wood moisturized.  The House Beautiful website recommended Parker and Bailey cabinet cream, I have never heard of it but you can bet I’m gonna give it a try.

Washing Windows

Instead of just wiping down the inside make sure to take to the outdoors to remove spots and smudges. Pro tip: Wash them on a cloudy day so the sun doesn’t dry up the cleaner before you are done wiping.

Clean your dishwasher

To ensure this heavy duty appliance gets the tomato stains off your plates, you have to clean it too.  Remove bits of food from the washer and then use a specialty cleanser made for your dishwasher, we like Dishwasher Magic.  If you use this once a month you’ll keep your dishwasher happy.  

Your stove

If you start to smell something burning when you turn your oven on, it may be time for a deep cleaning.  First, chip off loose pieces, then spritz burnt on food with ammonia.  Sprinkle baking soda with a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom, let it bubble up, then wipe the grime away.

Your washing machine 

Don’t wash your clothes in a smelly machine, instead disinfect it with white distilled vinegar and baking soda to keep it fresh. Run the machine with hot water, then add the cleaning agents and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Restart your machine and let it drain, then wipe out the interior.

These are just a few tips to help you get started.  I found many great tips like these on the House Beautiful website but there are so many others too.  For another month we can talk about organizing, my true passion.  In the meantime, happy cleaning!

Until next time ~Katherine