Are you looking for some cleaning products that will do a great job, but that won’t break the bank or hurt the environment? Read on for DIY spring cleaning agents that are good for the environment and budget friendly.
Pillowcases aren’t just a place to lay your head, it turns out that they also pose a way to collect dust while you are cleaning. Just toss the pillowcase over your fan blades and gently pull it off so that the dust and dirt will remain inside the pillowcase and not all over the floor below it.
Stove Burner Cleaning
Looking to clean stubborn foods and stains off of your stove burners without putting in the extra elbow grease? There’s an easy solution for this. Just place the burners inside a Ziploc bag along with a ¼ cup of ammonia. Then leave them there overnight and in the morning, gently wipe them clean with a sponge.
Mix a few drops of essential mattress oil with one cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture onto the top of your mattress and let it sit for one hour before vacuuming it up. The baking soda will absorb any dirt, moisture and odors while the essential oil will leave the mattress smelling fresh when you retire to bed.
Vinegar Cleaning Solution
If you’re looking to get things really clean, everyone knows that vinegar is the go-to solution. However, it is just as easy to make this solution at home. Make your own citrus vinegar cleaner. Place citrus peels in a jar and cover with vinegar. Let the solution sit for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, strain and dilute it 1:1 with water. Use this cleaner on any surface and it will renew it quickly and easily.
Removing Hard Water Stains
Remember the power of lemons when trying to remove stubborn hard water stains. Just cut up some lemon and rub it on the stains. They should come right up with the power of the lemon juices.
Cleaning Stainless Steel
If you want to make your stainless steel shine, mix a solution of borax and lemon juice. Once mixed, they will produce a paste that you can rub on the surface. Let the paste stay there for a bit, then and rinse with water. Dry the surface and you are well on your way to a sparkly clean kitchen.
This Saturday, April 6 come to the Wellesley High School for the 2019 STEM Expo! Doors open at 10 AM and admission is free.
Want beautiful flowers and vegetables in your garden this spring, but don’t know if your horticulture skills matches your vision? Have you always wanted to compete with your gifted horticulturist neighbors, but have never had the skills that they do? Now you can cultivate an impressive display of greenery by using these nifty tips and tricks. Learn how to transform your barren yard into grandeur with these easy yard cheats that everyone will be impressed by.
There's no doubt that succulents can be beautiful, however, not only do they come in a variety of colors to match any landscape, but they can handle a little bit of abandonment from time to time. They are best grown in areas where there is lots of sun and fairly dry soil.
Use Sparkling Water
For many gardening spots, especially places of high elevation, watering your plants with sparkling water can actually help them grow. At high altitudes, plants can be deprived of carbon dioxide, so spraying your plants with sparkling water can increase the carbon dioxide and make your plants grow to new heights.
Plant a Dwarf Tree
If you’re worried about your cultivation skills, start by planting a dwarf tree. These trees only grow five to ten feet tall and can be grown in large pots. They can even be replanted or moved if their growth gets too extreme. They adapt very well to most environments, but be sure to select the right type of dwarf tree to plant in your climate. And of course make sure to water and fertilize them so that your trees don’t run out of nutrients.
Create a Terrarium
Terrariums have a look of elegance and sophistication upon first inspection; however, they are one of the easiest horticulture projects to undertake and maintain for years to come. Be sure to select plants that will only reach small sizes and ensure that the varieties you choose will grow well in a low amount of light and high humidity. They will even let you know when they need to be watered based on the amount of condensation you can see on the glass.
Pick Plants that are Durable
When looking for outdoor plants to include in your landscaping, choose plants that can easily withstand a wide variety of weather conditions. You never know when you might get hail or a rainstorm. A variety of grasses and flowering plants will come back, without effort, year after year, due to their sheer resilience to any conditions. These plants can also serve as filler pieces around your main flower garden or greenery area.
These gardening cheats are also great for staging your home. If you’re thinking about selling, contact me and I’ll share more great ideas to get your home in tip-top shape.
Whether you are prepping your home for sale or not, spring is the perfect time to give your home a makeover. When the weather begins to warm and you are ready to pull out the ladder and get started sprucing up, don’t make these three mistakes that many homeowners make when preparing their home for spring.
1. Skipped or Insufficient Outdoor Spring Prep
Over the winter, your home can suffer a lot of minor damages that add up to major problems. When you start prepping your home for spring, begin outside. Inspect your home exteriors. That includes checking trees for potential rot.
Next, get on the roof and check your shingles. Clean your gutters, which are likely piled high with leaves and debris. If you have to make repairs to your roof, wait until after the gutters are clean to power wash your siding, driveway and walkways.
If you have a pool, begin pool maintenance by checking your filtration systems. Inspect your pool’s foundation for cracks and get those repaired before you even think about opening it. Walk around to your AC unit if it is outdoors and have it inspected if needed.
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