We’ve done an extensive search on Pinterest and have narrowed down the best Spring cleaning tips! These aren’t just any Spring cleaning tips, they’re some of the most overlooked areas in the home when it comes to cleaning. As experienced realtors in the Houston area, we see a lot of homes. We see clean homes, not so clean homes, and everything in-between. Some of the most overlooked areas in housekeeping are some of the most important areas to buyers. If you’re thinking of selling your home or just want to spruce it up a bit, take a peek at our favorite Spring cleaning tips from Pinterest.
The dishwasher is one of the most overlooked areas in the home, when it comes to cleaning. What’s the best way to clean a dishwasher? According to the Tidy Mom blog- all you need is some white vinegar, baking soda, a toothbrush, and some paper towels! Cleaning the dishwasher isn’t only for looks. It helps to keep your dishwasher running efficiently and smelling great too. Get the full instructions from Tidy Mom.
Let’s be honest. Have you ever really washed your walls? It sounds like the worst household chore imaginable! But walls accumulate dust and dirt over time and because we see our walls on a daily basis, it’s not was for us, as a homeowner to see this not-so-obvious grime. The blog, Life Should Cost Less, has some amazing tips on how to clean the walls of your home without a ladder or pricey supplies. Just grab a spray bottle of warm water + a couple of drops of soap and you’re on your way to cleaner walls! Want the full tutorial? Check out Life Should Cost Less for all the details.
The Shower Head
Most people may not think to look at their shower head when cleaning the shower, but it gets a bit grimy too! What if we told you that there was a way to clean the shower head without hard scrubbing? This is a tip we got from the best housekeeper we know- Mom. Partially fill a gallon size ziplock bag with white vinegar (usually about 1 cup). Make sure there’s enough to cover the shower head spouts. Use a rubber band to secure the bag over the shower head. Let it sit for an hour or so. Carefully remove the bag after letting it sit and use a toothbrush to gently scrub away any remaining mineral deposits.
The Window Tracks
Dust, dirt, dead bugs, food crumbs, pet hair… you name it… it’s likely in your window tracks. That’s pretty gross. Especially to a potential home buyer. In our quest for the best Spring cleaning tips, we discovered a blog on Pinterest called The Intentional Mom. She shares how to clean window tracks using two simple ingredients. You may have already guessed it- white vinegar + baking soda. Pour the vinegar along your window track, sprinkle on some baking soda, and walk away for about 10 minutes. That, she says, is when the magic happens! When you return, you’ll need to gently scrub the tracks with a toothbrush and wipe clean with a rag. You may need to do some touchup with a butter knife wrapped in a rag to get into some of the grooves. Check out the whole story at The Intentional Mom.