Spring cleaning is around the corner, so we've been conjuring up ways to cut corners when it comes to every day chores. These 10 cleaning quickies will help you tidy up your home in a fraction of the time. Plus learn some creative (and good smelling) DIY hacks that will save money and reduce waste:
1) Microwave your kitchen sponges for 2 minutes to kill bad bacteria.
2) Place a sheet of tinfoil underneath your clothes on an ironing board to speed up drying time.
3) Keep germs away with portable DIY Hand Sanitizer Wipes. Combine 1 cup of water with 3 tbsp of rubbing alcohol and 2 tbsp of aloe vera in a resealable mason jar or plastic container with cotton pads. Store in your car's cupholder, hand bag, or backpack for when the kid's go to school. Add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make them smell good too!
4) Use reusable rubber cleaning gloves to easily swipe up unwanted pet hair from upholstered furniture and clothes.
5) Scrub rusted chrome with a ball of tinfoil to polish away rust spots.
6) Enjoy better tasting coffee and keep your coffee maker running optimally by descaling it with lemon every month. Squeeze half a lemon in your coffee maker's water tank and fill with warm water. Run you coffee maker until no water is left in the tank. Then flush away any residual lemon juice by running your coffee maker on one more cycle with fresh water.
7) Use your comb to easily clean out hair from your hair brush, then wash it in warm soapy water to wash away any residue.
8) Pour Toilet Bowl Cleaner into your toilet brush holder to deodorize your bathroom, help reduce scrubbing time, and keep your brush clean.
9) Keep stainless steel appliances looking sleek and clean by wiping them down with distilled white vinegar and a microfiber cloth.
10) DIY Dryer Sponges are reusable and make clothes smell great! Soak new kitchen sponges (without scouring sides) in 2 parts water and 1 part fabric softener in a resealable container. Squeeze out excess liquid before use and pop a sponge into the dryer along with your wet laundry, and you'll never have to buy dryer sheets again!