Some quick and easy Spring cleaning tips to help you save time (and money) while keeping the home clean and fresh.

  1. Freshen the dishwasher with a lemon

Running your dishwasher on a hot cycle without dishes in it does 90% of the cleaning all by itself. To help cut grease and make it smell even fresher, skewer half a lemon inside. For an extra anti-fungal, antibacterial boost sprinkle in a few drops of tea tree oil, too. And don’t forget to frequently clean your filters.

  1. Polish with lemon

Polish your stainless steel taps and sink drains with half a lemon and the added bonus it leaves the kitchen smelling citrus fresh.

  1. Mop your ceilings

Grab a microfibre floor mop and clean away the cobwebs. It’s also great for drying those areas of condensation above the shower to help prevent mould.

  1. Mop the shower too

That same microfibre mop is great for shower tile walls too. Spray first with a natural cleaning spray, wet your mop with a little water and mop away.

  1. Clean the kitchen sponge and microwave

Clean your sponges AND your microwave at the same time. Pop your wet sponges in there and zap for 2 minutes – when they come out (remove with tongs – hot!) they’ll be santised, and as a bonus, the wet heat will loosen the muck in your microwave, making it super easy to wipe away.

  1. Remove stubborn grease with vegetable oil

Try a little vegetable oil on a paper towel to remove nasty buildup from your stove top. Or try some eucalyptus oil or spray on your greasy rangehood, sticky venetian blinds or grimy, dusty ceiling fan blades.

Eucalyptus oil or solution is also great for cleaning greasy barbecues, outdoor camping equipment, fishing gear, tools and garden furniture.

  1. Clean your air con vents with a butter knife

Take a cleaning cloth soaked in your cleaning solution of choice and wrap it around a butter knife.

  1. Scrub your shower with a dish wand

Grab a dishwashing wand with a scrubbing end, and fill it with half white vinegar, half eco-friendly dishwashing liquid and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Use to scrub your shower.

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