1. WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK
We’ve all heard of “whistle while you work” …well we suggest playing some favorite tunes and singing along to make cleaning more fun and even make you feel more energetic. Studies show you will most likely burn more calories too! So go ahead and turn up the rock, reggae, pop, jazz or country and let’s get our clean on!
2. SANITIZE YOUR SPONGE
If you’ve got two minutes, we’ve got a quick and easy way to sanitize your sponge and eliminate bacteria before cleaning. Fill the sponge with water and microwave it on high for two minutes. This process kills 99% of bacteria. Give it a try.
3. REFRESH YOUR HVAC
Replacing furnace and HVAC filters is one of the easiest and most important parts of spring cleaning. Air conditioner ducts build up dust during winter, and clean filters help catch unwanted particles, so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air.
4. CLEANSE WITH CITRUS
Lemons, lemons and more lemons. As you are making everything feel shiny and new, you can get rid of nasty marks on your cutting boards by using a lemon. Run the cut side of a lemon over the board to help remove food stains and smells. For an extra oomph, sprinkle it with salt or baking soda first. What do you do with the rest of the lemon? If your kitchen sink stinks try running a couple of lemon rind slivers through the garbage disposal and follow with cold water to get rid of any unwanted odors.
5. BE ECO-FRIENDLY
Versatile e-cloths are a nontoxic cleaning essential. They are reusable eco-friendly cloths that remove dirt, dust, grease, oil, grime and over 99% of bacteria from any hard surfaces. They last up to 300 machine washes, which makes them an environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels…talk about a win-win! Try this E-Cloth brand and check out their economical and efficient product line.