It’s the perfect time of the year to get your summer cleaning done! We’ve put together 5 of our favorite cleaning tips for the season! From light dust & dirt build up to the nitty gritty, hard-to-remove stains – this article will help give you the guidance and motivation to get it all done! Give your home the attention it needs so you and your family can enjoy a bright clean home this summer!
Cutting Board Hack
Water, Lemon, Baking Soda, Salt. That’s all you need to clean your wooden cutting board at home! Simply, make a thick paste with these ingredients and strenuously scrub all over. Let your sudsy concoction rest for a couple minutes and rinse with warm water. Dry with a dish towel and enjoy the refreshingly odorless smell of your cutting board.
- Cut Resistant Gloves are a great way to protect yourself when cutting with sharp knives.
Gnats be gone!
There are two strong truths about summer. 1. Fruit is delicious and 2. gnats are ANNOYING! These little pests will quickly find their way to your unsealed food or even worse! They will invade your sugary, sticky-sweet fruit bowl or left out vegetables. Gnats can be a headache to get rid of once they sneak into your home and start to swarm affected areas. The answer to your nightmare is right here. Take these steps below and watch them vanish before your eyes within a couple days! What you will need is Vinegar, Dish Soap, Sugar, a 1-liter Soda Bottle, Tape & Scissors.
- Cut your 1-liter soda bottle 1/3 down from the top
- Fill bottom part of bottle with mixture (make sure it’s sudsy)
- Flip top half upside down like a funnel and tape secure
- Let sit for a couple of days and you’ll find them stuck in the suds
Time to Clean the Grill Gate!
Yep it’s that time. Time to clean the gunk that’s accumulated over the last few times you’ve barbecued. This can take up a lot of time and unwanted frustration – but don’t worry! There’s a soaking method that will do all of the work for you!
You will need a Bucket, a Trash Bag, Warm Water, Dish Soap, Baking Soda, a Rubber Band, Disposable Gloves, Steel Wool Scrub
- First, glove up and fill a bucket with warm water. Transfer it to a trash bag and add a quarter of a cup of sudsy dish soap.
- Add in one cup of baking soda and mix into your bag of solution.
- Drop your grill gate in the trash bag and tie it up with a rubber band. Make sure the grill is evenly submerged in your solution.
- Leave for one hour.
- Lastly, scrub the gate with steel wool or whatever works best for your preference.
Baseboard Build Up
Are your baseboards in need of some serious attention? If you have white or light colored baseboards, you probably know how easy it is for dirt and dust to build up over time. And if you have a dark colored pet, you really know what we’re talking about! Spend a little time in the each month of summer to care and effectively treat your baseboards with this quick and simple trick. You will need: 1 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil, 1 Spray Bottle
Simply mix these ingredients into your spray bottle and spray over your baseboards. Use a non-scratch sponge and gently scrub away those dirty old spots and stains. Wipe them down with the other side of your sponge and your baseboards should be looking much whiter with a lemony fresh scent! Repeat every month or two to keep up maintenance.
Shower Caulking Mold & Mildew
Everyone deserves a clean bathroom, especially since it is the place where we clean our bodies. Cleaning your bathroom is not a fun thing to do, especially scrubbing tough and annoying stains in the shower. If you want to really clean your shower tile and caulking then bleach is going to be your best friend throughout this task!
You will need: Disposable Gloves, Hot Water, Bleach, a Scrub Brush
Before using this method, it’s very important that you open a window and have good air flow while wearing gloves to protect your hands. Bleach is a very harsh chemical and although it is great for cleaning, it’s not great to breathe. Use a Face Mask for additional respiratory protection!