25 Amazing Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Ring in spring with a sparkling clean home. These helpful tips and homemade cleaners will help you remove tarnish in the kitchen, stains on the couch, and scum in the bathroom. Find out the easiest way to clean your blender, and learn the many ways a dryer sheet can come in handy, right here…

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    25 Amazing Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
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  • Tarnish Remover 2 of 26
    Tarnish Remover
    Remove tarnish easily with baking soda.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Easiest Way to Clean a Blender 3 of 26
    Easiest Way to Clean a Blender
    A little water and dish soap can go a long way, and no you don't have to take your blender apart for this.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Cleaning the Lampshade 4 of 26
    Cleaning the Lampshade
    Use a lint roller to easily clean dust off your lampshade.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Microfiber Couch Clean Up 5 of 26
    Microfiber Couch Clean Up
    Spray down your couch with rubbing alcohol and scrub the stains away with a sponge and brush.
    Find out more at 551 East Design.
  • Goodbye Scum 6 of 26
    Goodbye Scum
    Remove scum off your bathtub easily with water, vinegar, and lemon juice.
    Find out more at True Shopping.
  • Cleaning Your Washing Machine 7 of 26
    Cleaning Your Washing Machine
    Clean your washing machine by running a cycle with bleach, and then a cycle with white vinegar.
    Find out more at Love Pomegranate House.
  • Disinfecting Sponges 8 of 26
    Disinfecting Sponges
    Put your damp sponge in the microwave for two minutes to kill germs.
    Find out more at Delish.
  • Give your Garbage a Shower 9 of 26
    Give your Garbage a Shower
    Take your garbage can into the shower to give it a good scrub down.
    Find out more at Delish.
  • Oven Cleaners 10 of 26
    Oven Cleaners
    Create a mixture of baking soda, water, and dish detergent to spray your oven down with.
    Find out more at Tipnut.
  • Cleaning Votives 11 of 26
    Cleaning Votives
    To remove old candles from the votives, freeze them. The wax will shrink and pop right out of the votive.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Steam Cleaning Your Microwave 12 of 26
    Steam Cleaning Your Microwave
    Mix vinegar and water together in a bowl. Set the microwave for about 10 minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe down.
    Find out more at One Good Thing by Jillee.
  • Getting Between Oven Glass 13 of 26
    Getting Between Oven Glass
    Remove the oven drawer. Use a hanger and a dish rag to get between the glass.
    Find out more at Ask Anna Moseley.
  • Toilet Rings No More 14 of 26
    Toilet Rings No More
    Get rid of annoying toilet rings with a swipe of a dryer sheet.
    Find out more at Krazy Coupon Lady.
  • Fresh and Clean Mattress 15 of 26
    Fresh and Clean Mattress
    Mix baking soda and lavender oil together. Spread over the mattress, wait an hour, and vacuum up.
    Find out more at One Good Thing by Jillee.
  • Furniture Indents 16 of 26
    Furniture Indents
    Remove indents in your carpet from furniture with ice cubes.
    Find out more at North Carolina Charm.
  • Keyboard Cleaner 17 of 26
    Keyboard Cleaner
    Slide Post-it notes between the keys of your computer keyboard to pick up dust.
    Find out more at Real Simple.
  • Brand New Blinds 18 of 26
    Brand New Blinds
    Soak your blinds in your bathtub with water and bleach (or vinegar), they will look as good as new when you take them out.
    Find out more at Creatively Southern.
  • Smart Way to Move Furniture 19 of 26
    Smart Way to Move Furniture
    Keep the floor from scuffing by putting towels under the furniture when you move it.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Cleaning Your Jewels 20 of 26
    Cleaning Your Jewels
    Mix a hint of dish soap with water and scrub your jewelry clean with a soft-bristle brush.
    Find out more at Fabsugar.
  • Cleaning Up the Fridge 21 of 26
    Cleaning Up the Fridge
    Check out these helpful tips for cleaning up and organizing your fridge.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Yellow to White 22 of 26
    Yellow to White
    Create a mixture of laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, bleach, borax, and very hot water to bring your pillows back to bright white.
    Find out more at One Good Thing.
  • Brand New Shower Head 23 of 26
    Brand New Shower Head
    Fill a bag with vinegar and tie to the shower head. Leave it there overnight and see how sparkling clean it is in the morning.
    Find out more at Lifehacker.
  • Dryer Sheets in the Bathroom 24 of 26
    Dryer Sheets in the Bathroom
    Wipe down your faucet with dryer sheets to make it sparkle and shine.
    Spotted at Apartment Therapy.
  • Wood Butter Recipe 25 of 26
    Wood Butter Recipe
    Make your wood utensils sparkle by preparing your own wood butter at home with beeswax.
    Find out more at Creative Culinary.
  • Grout Cleaner 26 of 26
    Grout Cleaner
    Mix water, baking soda, ammonia, and vinegar to make your grout shiny again.
    Find out more at A Mum n the Oven.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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