I have three tips I like to use at my house.
The first one is going to seem really weird, but it works! If your dishwasher has hard water stains, use 1 to 2 packets of Kool-Aid Lemonade Flavor in your dishwasher. Empty the packets into the soap dispenser and run the dishwasher without any dishes. I tested this on my brother’s dishwasher in Minnesota and I was shocked how clean it became.
My second tip is more of a quick trick if people are coming over and you do not have time to clean the bathrooms. I use flushable wipes in our bathrooms, not the cleaning wipes, but the Wal-Mart/Target toddler wipes. In a pinch, they work wonders to quickly clean your counter tops, toilet seats and anything on the floor before your company arrives.
My third tip is a money saver and a time saver. I use old kitchen towels instead of paper towels to clean my kitchen and bathroom counter tops and mirrors. I keep the old kitchen towel on top of my Windex All Surface Cleaner to use each time I wash the counters or mirrors. I have a bottle in each bathroom and in the kitchen. I buy one Windex and split it between four old bottles that I saved. I just add water and some vinegar to fill up the bottle. I keep a bottle in each bathroom and I find I clean the toothpaste mess off the mirrors more often and our bathrooms stay cleaner. Just throw the towels in the washing machine and you’re good to go.
Please share your quick Spring Cleaning tips with me in the comment box. I would love to hear them!!
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Author Michelle Lehman of Organizing Solutions “Clear the Clutter” Michelle is a Professional Organizer in the Tulsa area. Her articles have been featured in the Tulsa World, The Oklahoman, and The Chicago Post-Tribune. Michelle appears on Fox23 News DayBreak giving organizing tips and recommendations.
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