It’s Spring Cleaning Week and we’re celebrating the purge here at Friday Frivolity. For busy moms like myself I’m sharing with you seven cleaning hacks to make cleaning up after our mini-mes a little easier.
1. Wash Stuffed Toys in a Pillow Case
First make sure the toy is machine washable. Once you read the label and verify it’s okay to take the stuffy for a spin, throw it in a pillowcase and tie a knot at top to keep it from falling out. Wash stuffed animals on a gentle cycle.
2. Wash Plastic Toys in The Dishwasher
Most toys can be washed in the dishwasher saving you tons of time and energy. Honesty most of anything can be washed in the dishwasher. Baseball caps, brushes and combs, and shoes are just a few.
3. Line Fridge Shelves with Food Wrap
Press and Seal food wrap can be used on refrigerator shelves to cut down on scrubbing. It can also make spills easier to pick up. Whenever they get sticky just replace the wrapping.
4. Set Up a Donation Box
Setting up a donation box somewhere in your home will make it easier to maintain your home year-round. Whenever the box gets full to can drop it off at your local church or charity. It also opens the conversation of charity and donation with your children which is always a plus.
5. Use a Broom to Scrub Your Bathtub
Avoid the strain on your knees and back of bending and kneeling to scrub your tub by using a clean broom. Sure, they make cleaning tools specifically designed to do this but why spend $25+ dollars when you can spend >$5 on a broom from the dollar store and get a clean bathtub all the same.
6. Use Coffee Filters to Clean Glass
Clean coffee filters do an excellent job of cleaning glass and are cheaper than paper towels. They don’t leave lint or streaks behind. Some people recommend newspaper as well.
7. Refresh Your Mattresses DIY Style
Mom4Real explains the process which involves using a homemade mattress deodorizer and vacuuming the fabric. Find out all the steps here.
What are some your favorite cleaning hacks?
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