Spring is here and it is a great time to tidy up your home and make it sparkling clean! To help you organize, declutter and clean up your home, we have come up with eight tips you can use. Enjoy!
1. Store belongings in a storage unit
The most effective way to declutter your home is renting a storage unit. At U-Lock Mini Storage, we have a wide selection of storage unit sizes from which to choose. This means that you can pick a storage unit size that best fits your needs. For example, if you have a couple of items, such as old CDs or clothes, that you want to store for the long haul, you can go with a 5 x 5 feet storage unit, which is approximately the same size of a regular closet. This storage unit can hold personal items, clothes, boxes, skis, children's toys, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials. If you have many items you want to store, you can go with the 10 x 15 feet, which is equivalent to two-thirds of a one-car garage. This storage unit can hold appliances, boxes, miscellaneous items and commercial storage inventory.
2. Clean toasters and tea kettles using cream of tartar
Mix 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar with just enough water to create a milky paste. Rub the solution onto your stainless steel appliances and wipe away to unveil their original shine!
3. Remove water stains using lemon
Clean your faucets and make them sparkle by rubbing a half of a lemon on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. After rubbing the lemon on the water stains, leave the lemon juice on the surface for a little while, then wipe the lemon juice with a towel and you will see nice and shiny faucets.
4. Clean your microwave by heating lemon juice and rinds in water
Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave the liquid for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the microwave door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.
5. Remove showerhead buildup with white vinegar
Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits that accumulate in showerheads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it soaking overnight to get rid of buildup. You will see all the unknown particles in the bag the next day!
6. Clean your grill with an onion
Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover grime.
7. Clean computer monitor with coffee filters
Does your computer monitor show fingerprints, smudges, and dust? You can use the fiber in coffee filters to gently rub the smudges or fingerprints away, even on delicate computer monitors. Just make sure to not press too hard!
8. Clean air vents using a butter knife
You can use a butter knife - yes, a butter knife - to clear up dust stuck in air vents. To do so, simply wrap the knife in a rag and wipe between the slats. Then, open the windows and run your central air to fill your home with fresh spring air (just make sure your heat or AC is off while you are running the fan).