Cleaning tips and tricks
You know the obvious of washing your towels and sheets, but what about not-so-obvious items like stovetops and coffee pots? Many items in your cupboard and pantry deserve a good cleaning too, so you might as well take the time to clean your home.
Sometimes, it’s not enough to clean what’s in front of you, but what’s up above you as well. “[Ceiling fans] need to be cleaned regularly,” Jacqueline Janus, cleaning expert and owner of cleaning company Two Chicks and a Broom tells Reader’s Digest. “You can’t see up there, but it’s a great place for dust to settle, even if you keep them running.”
Prepare outdoor furniture
Freezing temperatures outside isn’t an excuse to neglect outdoor furniture. “Give your outside furniture a good clean,” Jennie Varner, Brand Manager for Molly Maid, told Reader’s Digest. “Mix up a mild solution of dish detergent and water to clean umbrellas and cushions, and combine 4 litres of water to ½ cup of vinegar, ½ cup of rubbing alcohol and about 2 squirts of dishwashing liquid to clean glass tables.”