It's springtime here in Aiken, and you know what that means. Beautiful weather, events outdoors...and time to get that spring cleaning over with. Here are some tips from your friends at Fabulous Aiken Homes to help you make your cleaning as quick and painless as possible; so you can get back to enjoying that South Carolina weather.
For fabulous looking windows, try using newspaper instead of a rag to clean your widows. The ink acts as a mild abrasive that leaves a streak free shine.
Baking soda is excellent for cleaning stainless steel sinks. Wet the sink, sprinkle a little baking soda, and scrub with your sponge. If you need something a little stronger, add some salt to the baking soda.
Looking forward to using that grill? Before you do, try cleaning it with an onion. Heat your grill up, then spray the grate with white vinegar, after it sits for a minute, use half of an onion to scrub. The acids in the onion will clean off anything left from last season.
Don’t have a fancy microfiber cloth for your electronics? No problem! Coffee filters make great wipes for removing fingerprints and smudges from screens and monitors.
Pet hair can be incredibly difficult to remove from rugs...unless you know how. Use a squeegee to lift it up. Simply press and pull over the pet hair, and it will come right out.
Old socks make the best duster mittens. Simply slip one over your hand and wipe away the dust. They are durable, and reusable, just through them in the wash with your other cloths.
Microwaves are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. Try cutting a lemon into two halves and squeezing those into a half cup of water. Place the rinds in the water as well, and microwave for three minutes, letting it sit for five. The steam will loosen grime and gunk in the microwave, making it easy to remove.
Lemons are good for more than just microwaves and lemonade this spring, you can also use them to clean your faucet. Rub half a lemon on water stains, the citric acid will help to remove stubborn watermarks.
Shower heads are another thing often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. White vinegar will do the trick when it comes to removing mineral build ups. Fill a plastic bag with the vinegar, and secure it to the shower head with a rubber band overnight. Come morning, those mineral deposits will have dissolved into the vinegar.
Armed with these tips, your spring cleaning will be a breeze this year. Once you’re done and have worked up your appetite, why not try somewhere new to eat? Stay tuned for our next blog post to see some must try restaurants here in Aiken.