Spring Cleaning Tips, Tricks, & Recipes

Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Spring cleaning is not my thing. I am very OCD about certain things and a perfectionist. Once I start cleaning, I have a tendency to become completely absorbed in one task, which turns into one room, which becomes the whole house.  With 4 boys, this normally means while I am going nuts getting one room just right they are destroying the rest of the house.  Thankfully, I found the Flylady a few years ago and am learning to let go a little in order to have a clean, functioning house.  This year, we are mainly using cleaners we’ve made ourselves & only doing a few extra tasks every day.

Homemade Cleaner

Photo Credit: Such A Mom

Such A Mom found a great recipe for a stain removing cleanser, using 4 ingredients almost everyone has on hand.

Homemade bathtub cleaner

Photo Credit: The Consumer Queen

The Consumer Queen has a 2 ingredient recipe for a homemade bathtub cleaner and another for a homemade drain cleaner!

Stubborn toilet?  Try this great toilet cleaning tip that only requires a toilet brush and one common household product. You can also use that same ingredient as a green rinse agent for the dishwasher!

Homemade cleaners

Photo Credit: Mindfully Frugal Mom

I love cleaners I can make at home. They normally involve only a few ingredients and are much safer to use around my children & pets.  Our friends are Mindfully Frugal Mom have even more DIY cleaning recipes including Dishwasher Detergent (just 2 Ingredients!)Peppermint Oil Ant RepellentCarpet DeodorizerRoom Freshener SprayDry-Clean-Only Clothing RefresherDisinfecting Wipes, and Liquid Hand Soap.

Looking for a way to spring clean without falling behind on your daily routine?  Family Friendly Frugality put together a series on spring cleaning with 1 task per day, inspired by Martha Stewart (without making me grumpy about how NOT Martha my house is).

One of my least favorite things to do is laundry. Folding, to be precise. My mother always folded the sheets to nicely you couldn’t tell a fitted from flat without unfolding it.  My fitted sheets looked like a lumpy mess.  The video below will walk you through folding fitted sheets like a pro!

Need more ideas?  Check out these 15 Organizing Tips & Tricks or how to declutter in only 15 minutes a day!

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