The term “spring cleaning” brings to mind an exhaustive task involving everything from airing out area rugs to cleaning closets to reorganizing the garage. No wonder so many people give up before they even start.
But even if you don’t have time for a full-bore spring-cleaning session, you can easily eliminate the surface dirt and dust that builds up over time, causing your home to feel musty and become a source of allergies.
We love these tips offered recently by Costco’s in-house magazine. They provide innovative ways to help you rid the house that top layer of dirt, dust and oil — without the elbow grease and countless hours normally required:
Curtains and bedding: Washing these items is a tedious process that usually means drying and then ironing everything. To bypass two of those steps, place the linens and curtains in the dryer with a damp rag. This will remove 90% of the surface dust and dirt and save that dreaded task of ironing.
Ceiling fans: Place an old pillowcase over each blade, one at a time. Then exert some pressure while pulling the pillowcase off the blade. This will allow you to remove the dust, but avoid having it drift over furniture and flooring in the process.
Windows: Forget the usual method of spraying with glass cleaning, wiping and drying your windows. Instead, make it a one-step process by using a damp microfiber cloth to wipe your windows. This provides an easy way to achieve streak-free glass.
Walls: You can spend hours hand-washing your walls — or you can simply spritz water on a microfiber mop and then lightly mop the wall to remove any dust build-up.
Get more home and lifestyle tips at RE/MAX of Cherry Creek’s blog.
RE/MAX of Cherry Creek