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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Cleaning Made Easy...Part 2 ~ Kitchens and Bathrooms

Yesterday we started our spring cleaning with tips for around the house. Today we will focus on our Kitchens & Bathrooms. Here are 9 tips for thoroughly spring cleaning these rooms in your home:

1. Clean inside the refrigerator. The best cleaner is a combination of abrasive salt and bubbly soda water.

2. Look for worn grout between floor tiles in the bathroom or kitchen. A small crack in the grout or caulk can lead to an expensive repair later. If necessary, re-seal as soon as possible.

3. If there is a lime build-up around the faucet, lay paper towels over the fixture and soak it with vinegar, letting it set for one hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.

4. To clean chrome, glass or stainless steel appliances, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of 50 percent rubbing alcohol and 50 percent water.

5. Set your oven to self-clean. Be sure to wipe up major spills before setting it to self-clean.

6. Thoroughly clean the microwave.

7. Organize pantry and throw out any expired foods.

8. For a vinyl shower curtain in the bathroom: Throw the shower curtain in the washing machine with a few towels, a cup of white vinegar and your detergent, then air dry.

9. To remove hard-water scale or mildew on shower and faucet heads, soak them in vinegar. If the head is not removable, position a plastic bag filled with vinegar over it and tape it shut.

There, now our Kitchens and Bathrooms are sparkling and just like new.

Tommorrow we will be taking a break from our Spring Cleaning Made Easy series. I will be featuring Winter Crochet, a fabulous Etsyian with the most unique crochet earrings. But we will pick up with Spring Cleaning Made Easy...Part 3 ~ Outside Home Spring Maintenance.

Cheers and Blessings,