Holiday Cleaning Tips
No doubt you’ll want your home to look its best for visiting family and friends during the holidays. We’d like to share some holiday cleaning tips to help your home sparkle before your guests arrive.
1. Grout and tight corners
Cleaning nooks and crannies doesn’t require elbow grease. A toothbrush is much more effective.
2. Showerhead residue
Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, tie it around the head and leave it overnight to dissolve mineral deposits. A vinegar-soaked rag held in place by a rubber band works, too. (This works, I do this regularly.)
3. Microwave build-up
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a small bowl of water and microwave for about five minutes. The lemon scent eliminates old food smells and condensation from the lemon water loosens caked-on grime, making it much easier to clean. (For me this is a new tip, and I’m going to try it.)
4. Garage floor
Don’t bother sweeping – a leaf blower is much quicker.
5. Pet hair on furniture
Wet rubber dishwashing gloves are magnets for pet hair. Put on a pair, rub your furniture, and leave the vacuum extension tool in the closet.
6. Ceiling fans
To avoid a shower of dust and dead bugs, use an old pillowcase to clean the fan one blade at a time. Slide the case over the blade and pull it back slowly and the case will capture the dirt. (That’s a smart tip.)
Dump a spoonful of Tang into the bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. The citric acid scrubs so you don’t have to. (I’ve never tried this one either, and sure will give it a try.)
8. Garbage disposal
Run baking soda and lemon juice, or ice cubes and lemon peels, through your garbage disposal to eliminate odors. White vinegar will do the same for your dishwasher.
The festive holiday season can add to your stress, but some of these holiday cleaning tips may help you along the way.
And by the way…..
If you know of anyone looking looking to buy or sell a home in the New Year, please give me a call. I will take great care of your friends and family with their real estate goals!