By Anna Kocharian

Published on April 20, 2015

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withow to breeze through spring cleaning like a pro, without the elbow grease.
Breeze through spring cleaning, with these simple tricks
Simple tricks for a refreshed space, just in time for spring!

TO START THINGS OFF…
A few things to keep in mind…

tackle the high traffic areas first

The entryway and kitchen tend to attract the most amount of wear and tear. A quick sweep of these areas will instantly elevate the overall aesthetic of the decor.

keep minimalism in mind

Limit the number of decor accents and accessories within a space. Less clutter not only simplifies the cleaning process, it also helps keep things organized and in place.

out with the old

Useless pieces, which lack functionality, promote clutter and take up space. Make way for items that will elevate your decor instead!

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DO THE DIRTY WORK

entryway

Stow away outdoor gear in labeled boxes or baskets for a clutterless space free of bulky coats and piles of shoes.

windows

Out of windex? Try this homemade window cleaner instead.

walls

Use a magic eraser to instantly get rid of scuff marks and stains for a quick fix.

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curtains

Instead of washing, drying, and ironing drapes, use a steamer to iron out the kinks, giving them a refreshed look. Finish the job with a little air freshener to get rid of unpleasant odors.

upholstery

use a vacuum to get rid of dust and finish the job with a lint roller for missed bits.

carpets

A blend of vinegar and baking soda can help get rid of pesky carpet stains, that don’t require the assistance of the pros.

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floors

  • skip the mop and bucket act and opt for a swiffer wet jet instead!

swap out heavy duty rugs for lighter alternatives for an instant refresh. We’ve got just what you need here:

bathroom

tackle bathroom grime by doing a quick clean of the faucets and shower head. Simply spray them with glass cleaner or clorox, and they’ll be glistening in no time!
skip the heavy duty cleaners. Get rid of hard water stains by rubbing them with half a lemon.

closets

A complete wipeout is time consuming and more often than not, ineffective. Do a quick sweep and single out items you haven’t worn in the past year or two. Chances are, you probably won’t. Donate them to charity, or seal off in a bin, if you can’t bring yourself to part with it quite yet.

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bedroom

  • flip your mattress over for a refreshed spring support system
  • switch out the duvet with something light and airy

kitchen

  • grease stains – Pour a cup of vinegar in a pan and bring to a boil. Leave the vinegar in the pot for 5-10 minutes. Rinse out and scrub the stains away!
  • get organized – we’ve got unique kitchen decroating ideas you won’t want to miss, here!
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spring cleaning hack

LINT ROLLERS – 3 USES

  • getting rid of debris from hard-to-reach (or wash) spaces.
  • dusting lamp shades
  • cleaning up glitter