By Lana Bingham, Marketing Assistant
Flowers blossoming, birds chirping, and dust bunnies multiplying: spring is in the air! Now that we have embraced the time change, it’s time to tackle the next challenge of the season: spring cleaning.
So, which household cleaning products are going to get the job done?
Walls and Windows That Wow: Dust off your ceiling, crown molding and walls with an extendable Lambs-wool Duster. With 11 feet of reaching power, Windex’s Outdoor All-in-one Glass Cleaning Tool is perfect for making hard to reach windows sparkle.
Battling the Bathroom: Bar Keeper’s Friend is great for cleaning and polishing tubs and toilets and it can even remove rust and hard water stains. To clean and unclog your shower head, soak it in a mixture of hot water and vinegar.
For Floors That Shine: Bissell lift-off steam mop cleans hardwood, grout and tile flooring. It also comes with a detachable steam pod for cleaning counters and other nooks and crannies. For carpets, the Spot Bot Pet Deep Cleaner lifts and penetrates pet accidents and other odor-causing stains.
Dealing with Dust, Dirt, and Grime: Currently, spring cleaners are favoring natural cleaning solutions which contain no harsh chemicals. On counters and surfaces use Method all-purpose natural surface cleaner, it will leave your home smelling like clementine or lime and sea salt. For a non-scented approach, Seventh Generation disinfecting spray does the trick. Try using microfiber cleaning cloths or all-natural Pop-up Sponges rather than paper towels.
The Magic of Mr. Clean: These Magic Erasers work wonders on just about any surface in your home. Their water activated micro-scrubbers cut down on germs and soap scum, leaving you singing, “Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt, grime and grease in just a minute. Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it. Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean…”
Need to Be All-Natural? Combine vinegar, water and citrus scented oil to make your own household cleaner. Lemon juice and olive oil can also be mixed together to create a wood polish for furniture.
After you have extensively cleaned your house from top to bottom, keep a pack of Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena surface wipes handy to preserve your home’s cleanliness.
As home builders in Tampa Florida, we know that a clean house is a happy home. Despite our mild winters, South Tampa homeowners can still partake in this deep-cleaning ritual. So grab your rubber gloves and get going!
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