Spring Cleaning Tips

It is that time of year when the sun starts shinning a little brighter and the birds start chirping and people start cleaning, deep cleaning.

Here are a few tips for your spring cleaning.

  1. Schedule a garage sale: decide on a date and start planning your garage sale now that the rules are relaxing from the COVID-19 pandemic. This way as you start to clean and declutter you can set items aside to make a little cash for the reward you deserve for getting all your spring cleaning done. This also gives you a deadline and can help counteract the procrastination.
  2. Start with one room/area and complete it before moving on to the next to prevent overwhelming frustration. There is nothing worse than pulling everything out and not being able to complete the task then shoving everything back because you ran out of time for that task.
  3. Work top to bottom. Start with the ceiling and work down that way all the dust falls to the ground and can be cleaned easily.
  4. Check for safety. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors, clean your dryer vents using this great tool you can get on Amazon for around $14.00. It’s called the <a href=”http://Hurricane Official As Seen On TV Lint Lizard Vacuum Hose Attachment by BulbHead, Removes Lint from Your Dryer Vent, and behind appliances. You can use it to vacuum all those tight places like behind and under the stove and refrigerator.
  5. Do annual maintenance around your home as you clean. Calk around windows, sinks and tubs. Check and replace weather stripping around doors. Schedule an A/C maintenance. Inspect or have the roof inspected. Could the chimney use a sweeping?
  6. Don’t forget the outside. Clean up those dead plants and replace with fresh ones to brighten and add curb appeal. Look for cracks, check caulking around the outside of your windows. Check faucets for leaks. Does the yard need treating? Could the front door use a coat of paint, how about the rest of the house?

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22 Surprisingly Genius Uses for WD-40 That You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

1. Give those squirrels the slip by spray painting the tops of your bird feeders.

If the bird feeders are high, put a cushion or trampoline underneath for hours of entertainment.

To keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. The pesky squirrels will slide right off.-13 uses for WD-40

2. Have a glass stuck inside another that you need to separate without shattering?

Let a little WD-40 work its way down between them and gently separate them. Be sure to wash very well before using again.

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Source Reader’s Digest Michele Anderson Meyer Helpful Household Hints

3. You can use WD-40 on cockroaches for an instant kill. Just a quick spritz will do.

If you want to keep those and other creepy crawlies out of your home, spray some WD-40 on the windowsills, frames, screens, and door frames. Be sure to avoid breathing any in, and do not do this if you have babies or small children in the house.

Exterminate roaches and repel insects  Don’t let cockroaches, insects, or spiders get the upper hand in your home. • Keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill. • To keep insects and spiders out of your home, spray WD-40 on windowsills and frames, screens, and door frames. Be careful not to inhale the fumes when you spray and do not do this at all if you have babies or small

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4. WD-40 is awesome for removing difficult scuff marks from your floor. If there are a lot of marks, keep those windows open.

Those tough black scuff marks on your kitchen floor won’t be so tough anymore if you spray them with WD-40. Use WD-40 to help remove tar and scuff marks on all your hard-surfaced floors. It won’t harm the surface, and you won’t have to scrub nearly as much. Remember to open the windows if you are cleaning a lot of marks.

Source: Reader’s DigestJane CarleyWD 40 uses

5. Tannin stains (tea and coffee) are easy to remove from a counter with some WD-40 and a sponge or damp cloth.

Remove tea stains from the counter

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6. You can use WD-40 to dissolve tough stains in the toilet bowl.

Remember your ventilation! Might want to be sure not to get any on the seat, or using the bathroom will be a whole new kind of exciting.

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7. You can spray WD-40 on the outsides of your windows to prevent frost and snow buildup.

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8. You can prevent wasps and yellow jackets by spraying WD-40 under the eaves of your home, and anywhere they like to build them.

Do it in the spring before they come around and you wont have to dodge uninvited residents every time you walk around the house.

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9. Is the shine from your polyurethane shine causing you to reach for your sunglasses?

Spray some WD-40 on a cloth and wipe the floor a bit to tone it down. Be sure not to get it too thick or you might be surfing around your house rather than walking.

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10. WD-40 can help remove strong glue from many surfaces around the your home.

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11. Are your children getting into arts and crafts? Don’t fret! Even dried glue can be removed from a hard surface easily with WD-40.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

12. Did you put a sticker on your window only to later realize you just aren’t feeling it anymore?

Spray a little WD-40 on the glass and sticker, wait a few minutes, and then use a non-scratch spatula or acrylic scraper to remove said sticker with ease.

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13. Does that random, hard to clean carpet stain have you frustrated?

Spray some WD-40 on it, wait a couple of minutes, and then clean with regular carpet cleaner or some soapy water and a sponge. You’ll be amazed how easily it will come up.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

14. You can use WD-40 to clean tomato sauce stains from pretty much anything.

Once again, spray a little on, let set for a couple of minutes, and clean up with some soapy water.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

15. Need to get some deep cleaning done with your fridge?

Remove all food, spray a small amount of WD-40 on the difficult to clean spots,let set a couple of minutes and then wipe it off. Remember to avoid breathing in fumes while doing this, and clean the fridge thoroughly with soap and water before putting the food back in.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

16. If you have leather furniture that needs conditioning, take it outdoors and spray some WD-40 on it, then buff with a cloth. Give a little time before you bring it back in.

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17. If you catch them early enough, WD-40 can help remove blood stains.

Simply pretreat whatever it is you need to wash, let set for a couple of minutes, and then wash as normal. This also works with grease, lipstick, and other similar stains. With clothing, sheets and towels, you can pretreat with WD-40 before putting them in the washing machine.

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18. Did you come home to an impressive, yet unwanted work of art on your wall?

No worries. Make sure the windows are open, and then spray some WD-40 on the marker or crayon marks and wipe up with a rag. It won’t harm the paint, or most wallpaper. You can always test on a small area before doing the whole thing.

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19. Have some nasty oil spills ruining the look of your concrete? Spray with a good amount of WD-40 and then simply wash it away with the water hose.

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20. Need to rejuvenate your plastic furniture? Spray it down with some WD-40 and wipe away with a clean, dry cloth and voila!

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21. Shoveling snow off of the driveway is challenging enough without it sticking to your shovel. Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on the blade and the snow will easily slide off.

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22. Thistles turning your yard into a virtual mine field? Spray some WD-40 on them and bid them good riddance.

Source: Reader’s Digest

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