Mrs. Fixit: Spring Clean

June 11, 2008 8:09:31 AM PDT
It's that time of year, spring cleaning. And if the thought of it has you wishing that it was winter again, well I have some easy tips to get you through spring cleaning in a breeze.

As always start from the top down. This way dirt from ceilings and the tops of doors and windows fall to a dirty floor, not a clean one.

A great tool that is easily adaptable to spring cleanup is a long handled paint roller. Slip the length of nylon stocking over a regular paint roller and then use it to reach those high spots that are so tricky. It will pull dust and cobwebs with ease.

This tool is also great for reaching under and behind hard to move furniture.

Pull apart your furniture. Sure, we all surface clean upholstery but how often do you get the crevices? Take off the pillows and the cushions and use the crevice tool on your vacuum to really get into all those spots that hold the dust and dirt.

Toss throw pillows in the dryer and set it on air or fluff with some tennis balls to freshen and dust in one step.

Use barely damp microfiber cloths to clean everything from painted woodwork, to glass fixtures to carved wood. The fibers grab all the dust and dirt and eliminates the need to use a lot of cleaners all at once.

I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!