Spring cleaning should be a snap! That's why we've partnered with
PINALEN® to share helpful tips for simplifying your yearly cleanse.
If you consider Spring cleaning a massive undertaking that requires hours — if not days — to complete, think again! A few simple hacks can drastically reduce your time commitment while maximizing the sparkling-clean final product. Read on to discover the best cleaning secrets for crushing tough tasks in no time.
Cleaning the Curtains
The curtains on your windows are a major focal point in your home decor, and giving them a Spring spruce will ensure they continue to look brand new year after year. Figuring out how to handle curtains that are in need of a facelift might seem like a conundrum wrapped in a riddle, but giving them a much-needed clean is easier than you might think! Instead of going through the hassle of removing your window coverings and shipping them to a dry cleaner, simply use a handheld vacuum cleaner to whisk away unwanted dust.
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Tackling Bathroom Tile and Grout
A serene, spa-like bathroom that's free of debris is the dream, and yet the thought of giving tricky tile surfaces a thorough scrubbing can cause even the most expert cleaners to break out in a cold sweat. However, one secret ingredient is the key to a quick, stress-free tidying session:
PINALEN Max Aromas®. Mix 1/4 cup of PINALEN Max Aromas® with a gallon of water to create a blend ideal for addressing bathroom messes. The multipurpose cleaner will remove soap scum from the tile in your tub or shower, banish dirt from the grout in your floor, and keep the space smelling as lovely as it looks with fresh scents like lemon and lavender.
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Giving Your Microwave a Makeover
To get your microwave gleaming in a snap, blend equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a microwave-safe bowl, and place a wooden stirrer or spoon into the mixture to prevent the liquid from boiling over. In increments of several minutes at a time, heat the bowl in the microwave to loosen old splatters and stains from the interior surface. Once set stains have been softened, carefully wipe them away with a damp cloth or paper towel.
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Clearing Your Carpet of Stubborn Stains
Your Spring-cleaning sprint is also an excellent time to address stains on your carpet to keep your home looking its best. To banish marks, blend 1/4 cup PINALEN Max Aromas® with a gallon of water, and add the solution to each spot. Dab the spot with a cloth until the stain lifts away completely.
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Defrosting the Freezer
With Summer just around the corner, it's time to ready your freezer for the countless frozen treats you'll need to beat the heat! Defrosting your freezer may be one of the most notoriously time-consuming cleaning tasks to take on, but one simple trick will help you vanquish extra ice without the headache of chipping away for hours. Instead of taking a knife or ice pick to your freezer, try loosening the ice with a hair dryer. Prepare the area with towels to collect falling water, and point your hair dryer at the ice to quickly melt it. Make sure to hold the dryer and the cord a safe distance away from the ice and water to prevent any accidents. If any icy patches remain, carefully set the hair dryer aside in a dry area far from the freezer and remove the leftover ice with a spatula.
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Removing Burn Marks From Skillets
A cast-iron skillet may be one of the handiest pro chef tools in your kitchen, and it's most useful when free of burn marks. In order to easily remove charred bits, add a pinch of baking soda, several tablespoons full of white vinegar, and a half cup of water to the skillet before bringing the mixture to a low simmer on the stove. The solution will gently lift away any burned flakes for optimal food preparation on a clean, even surface.
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