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10 Superior Spring Cleaning Hacks to Accomplish Your Cleaning Goals

Shaking off the winter blues with a thorough spring cleaning is not just a task; it’s a rejuvenation for your living space, and your mindset! Spring is the perfect time to infuse new life and energy into your home, preparing it for the brighter, warmer days ahead. Here’s an in-depth look at how you can effectively and eco-consciously cleanse your home, ensuring it’s as fresh and inviting as the season itself.

Spring Cleaning with Natural Solutions

  • Revitalize Your Carpets with Baking Soda – Baking soda isn’t just for baking; it’s a powerhouse for deep cleaning your carpets. Forget the perfume-y sprays and aggressive cleaning products, and embrace a more natural and less intrusive method. Sprinkling baking soda on your carpet and letting it sit for 15-30 minutes before vacuuming can loosen any set-in dust or dirt, while its alkaline nature leaves it smelling brand new! To give a subtle and eco-friendly fragrance, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the baking soda before applying it to your soft surfaces!
  • Purge your space – Spring is synonymous with renewal, making it the ideal time to reassess your belongings. Before packing away your winter clothes and décor, take inventory and donate anything that no longer #sparksjoy! (Thanks Marie Kondo).  
  • Steam your microwave – Gone are the days of tirelessly scrubbing that left over pasta sauce splatter. Add some water and lemon to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. The steam will loosen stuck on residue and the lemon will leave a fresh scent throughout the whole kitchen!  
  • Let spring air do the work – As you take your spring linens, bedding, and décor out, consider hanging them by an open window to let the fresh air breathe new life into them!
  • Dryer sheets aren’t just for laundry – A fact of life is that garbage can smell less than pleasant even after the trash has been brought out. Leaving some dryer sheets at the bottom of your trash can will help relieve your kitchen from the takeout leftovers you just remembered to throw out! Here are our favorite eco-friendly dryer sheets!

Creative Spring Cleaning

  • Lint roll your lampshades – Lint rollers have become our favorite solution to the dust that seems to permanently settle onto lampshades, fabric window coverings, and really any soft surfaces!  
  • Add some innovation to your couch cleaning methods – Rid your couch of its winter fatigue by tying a damp microfiber towel with a small amount of dish or laundry soap to a cooking pot lid and running it over the cushions and backs! This will disinfect and deodorize with minimal effort.
  • Swiffer those out of reach spots – Utilize your Swiffer mop to dust your walls and even ceilings!  
  • Steam clean your mattress – Your mattress is a crucial yet often overlooked element of your cleaning regimen. There is no shame in spending a snow day (or 5) re-watching Friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hide the evidence! An inexpensive steam cleaner will restore that pre-winter clean.  
  • Organize with a cleaning schedule and checklist – Spring cleaning is a marathon, not a sprint. Make a schedule and check list for weekly cleaning projects and have your whole space done in no time! Canva has many checklist templates that are so pretty, you’ll want to make one for every project! 

By diving into these cleaning tricks, you’re not just tidying up your place; you’re totally revamping your Princeton Properties apartment home. It’ll go from just clean to absolutely glowing with freshness and chill vibes, all set for the sunny days of spring. So, think of spring cleaning not as a boring duty, but more like a fun kick-off party for the great times ahead. It’s all about getting your space to match your happy, vibrant energy for the year to come! See other ways Princeton is helping care for the environment and simplifying your life!