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Spring Cleaning Tips

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Spring is finally here, yahoo! 

It’s been a {terribly} long winter and as we move into spring it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with tasks to get our families and our homes ready for the warmer weather.

My whole house could use a spring cleaning overhaul. There’s so many closets, bins & drawers that need decluttered. It’s so daunting when I look around and see all that needs to be done, yet this chaos needs to be organized!

Arm & Hammer™  is making the entire process easier with these incredible tips for getting everything from your kitchen, to your laundry, to your patio sparkling clean, all while saving you money!

  • Make a list – Start by listing out every room of your house, without forgetting places like the utility room, laundry room, garage and closets. Then, think about cleaning tasks for each room. It’s satisfying to cross things off your list as you complete them.
  • Work from the top down, inside to outside, to make sure you don’t get what you just cleaned dirty again.
  • For clothes, do your washing in cold water. Using a detergent specially formulated for use in cold water like ARM & HAMMER™ Coldwater Laundry Detergent, not only gets out dirt and odours in low temperatures, but saves you money on your energy bill at the same time, compared to using hot water. At busy times like this when you’re likely doing multiple loads, it can make a big difference.
  • Clean one room, or even one area of one room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the effort.
  • One of the most powerful and effective kitchen cleaners available today can already be found in most Canadian households, baking soda!

 

Did you know that baking soda has more than 101 uses around the home and is inexpensive and can be used safely around the whole family? Here are just a few awesome uses for baking soda around your home:

  • Keep your fridge smelling fresh all season long with odour-eliminating products such as ARM & HAMMER™ Fridge Fresh™. I really like these since they stick to the inside wall of the fridge and they don’t take up prime real estate on the shelves. For best results, replace them every three months. Helpful hint: change with the change of the seasons – like right now for spring! Baking Soda helps eliminate strong odours in both the fridge and freezer to help foods taste fresher longer.
  • Instead of harsh chemical cleaners, use baking soda as natural and food-safe surface cleanser on your kitchen counters. Sprinkle it onto a damp sponge or cloth to wipe surfaces clean.
  • To restore the shine in your sterling and silver plate serving pieces, make a baking soda paste with 3 parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge till tarnish disappears. Rinse thoroughly and dry for a sparkling clean shine.
  • Before you pull out your patio furniture for the season, give it a thorough cleaning with baking soda. You can also keep your outdoor furniture fresh by sprinkling a little baking soda underneath cushions or inside the storage bag.
  • Last but not least, start early! When it’s cold and dreary outside, it’s the perfect time to get those spring cleaning chores done. Then, when the sun beckons from outside, you’ll be ready to jump right into spring, guilt-free!

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Do you have any tried and tested spring cleaning tricks?

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post yet as always, opinions are my own.

 

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38 Comments

  1. Spring is here!! Yay. Thanks for the tips, spring cleaning is going to be a lot of work this year. Baking soda and vinegar are our go to items when it comes to spring cleaning.

  2. I am so happy spring is finally here, and my home needs some real spring cleaning that is for sure! Thanks for the great tips, I will be sure to use the,

  3. We haven’t started the official Spring cleaning (yet), but will very soon. Need a couple warm days in a row first!

  4. Thanks for the tips. I got started on my spring cleaning early, and then it came to an abrupt halt. I needed some motivation to finish it up.

  5. I have used Arm & Hammer for ages. The detergent works very well and it is less expensive than the others. And it never ceases to amaze me how many uses there are for their baking soda. You can save a lot of money by using baking soda instead of the other high priced products.

  6. I am happy for Spring! i HAVE BEEN DOING ONE ROOM AT A TIME AND REALLY PURGING THINGS. i ALSO LIKE TO KEEP BAKING SODA IN MY FRIDGE TO KEEP IT SMELLING GOOD.

  7. I like to wash my blinds in the tub. That is a trick my mother taught me as a kid.

  8. Unfinished jobs is my biggest problem. I start in one room and need to carry something to another and get totally distracted every time.

  9. AWESOME tips.. I love to clean with Baking Soda.. THE BEST… and can’t believe its that time of the year again #SpringCleaning…whaaaa.. better hurry before Summer gets here and I totally missed my spring cleaning, or would that be a bad thing…mhhh.. thanks for sharing, great post.

  10. I love Arm & Hammer baking soda. I buy it in the big bulk bags these days and just refill containers. It’s one of my favorite household cleaners.

  11. Since we are moving in 4 weeks; I actually have to do Spring Cleaning this year. /sigh. And we are making it a big one! I agree; do one room at a time. It helps keep you on track and you don’t have to worry about remembering what you have or haven’t done yet.

  12. I am diving head first into spring cleaning. I already filled 5 garbage bags for goodwill. I am on a mission to clean things out and get organized.

  13. Thank you for the article. I am getting ready to start my spring cleaning and have a terrible time keeping it in order.

  14. Great tips thanks! I thought I wanted to do it a little from here and a little from there but I think I’m going to try one room at a time because you are right, it feels good to accomplish something.

  15. We have been doing the spring cleaning over the past couple of weeks (finished the garage yesterday). The key is to pace yourself and remember that you can’t do it all in a day. The cleaning took us around two weeks, but it was stress free and did get done.

  16. Thanks for all the great tips! I don’t have any tried and true, except for we organize our clothes in bins, with labels! Pretty proud of myself lol for being so organized. As for spring cleaning, I haven’t even started… one of those things I really don’t look forward to…!

  17. I really enjoy spring cleaning! What a great way to welcome the warmn weather. Great tips, I didn’t know about cleaning from inside to outside. I’ve been doing it wrong all my life. Oops……

  18. Thanks for all the tips, I am definitely going to try using baking soda for a few more things! Need to get the cleaning done so we can enjoy the nicer weather!

  19. Make purging part of your spring cleaning. When I go through a room for spring cleaning, I do 3 piles- keep, sell/donate, and toss.

  20. Now that spring has finally arrived its time to start the gruesome task of spring cleaning. I always begin in the bedroom and work my way out. Once the inside is done then its window time and to me that is the most dreaded task of all. Somebody has to do it though right?

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