This weekend officially kicked off the frenzy of work that I do each and every spring. Just yesterday, I changed out the sand in my pool filter. Thankfully, that is not an annual maintenance issue. I am also thankful for the warm weather. It makes it so much nicer to get everything checked off my spring cleaning checklist. And since I shared my fall cleaning checklist with everyone last year, I am offering my ultimate spring cleaning checklist to you this year!
Like a lot of you, my kitchen is full of stainless steel appliances. I love the sleek, modern, look that they bring to a space, but I hate the endless supply of fingerprints and smudges that they collect. None of my appliances have the new fingerprint proof finish. I am still living with the old generation of stainless steel, and considering the cost of my appliances, I imagine it will be a long time before I acquire that luxury. Fortunately, these how to clean stainless steel methods have made life with my appliances bearable.
I know that there are a lot of “shower only” people out there, but I personally love my air tub. However, one thing that I don’t love is the potential for mold, mildew and dangerous bacteria to build up in the lines. Also, there is a big gross factor for me, if I feel that a tub isn’t sanitized. If you don’t stay on top of things, a jetted or air tub can get out of hand very quickly. (FYI – I am a super germaphobe). Therefore, I am sharing how to clean and disinfect jetted whirlpool tubs.
One of life’s simple pleasures is a lovely scented linen spray. If you have never used one, you really should give it a try. It is a great way to refreshen your sheets midweek. It also makes a great spritz when ironing your laundry. I like to have different scents for different needs – one for everyday spritzing of my sheets, one for the rest of the house, one for ironing, and an eucalyptus scent for when I get sick. If you’re interested in learning how to make linen spray, then keep reading.
Recently, I was searching through Pinterest looking for some good pins to add to my flooring board. (BTW – I highly recommend following me). 😉 What I noticed were so very many articles on cleaning wood floors that were offering some very wrong advice. Now, I don’t claim to be a professional flooring installer, but I know my way around wood, and I have done my fair share of flooring installs and repairs. So, I just wanted to offer my two cents on how to care for wood floors, and what you should not do.