Five Not-So-Obvious Tips to Brighten Up Your Annual Spring Cleaning Routine

You’ve heard the term: spring cleaning; it’s when you’re expected to dust off your entire home, take off your winter bed sheets and sprinkle fresh flowery scents anywhere and everywhere.

And while these preconceptions are true… there are plenty of other less obvious ways to freshen up your home this spring.

Here are some not-so-obvious tips for making your home springtime ready!

Wax Wooden Furniture

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Your first step is to wipe the surfaces of your furniture with a soft cloth dampened with water and dishwashing liquid. Next, apply a paste wax such as Johnson Wax with a cotton rag. Once it’s dry, buff it out with a clean cloth and voila – you’ve got yourself a new looking piece of furniture!

Wipe Your Windows


We all know our windows need to get wiped every so often but did you know that cleaning them on a cloudy day is better than cleaning them on a sunny one? The sun tends to dry up the cleanser before you’re done wiping and in result leaves spots and smudges. So next time you wipe your windows make sure you do it on a gloomy day or clean them right before the sun comes up!

Revive Your Mattress


Changing your bed sheets may seem like an obvious task for spring-cleaning, but this year in the spirit of less-obvious tasks, we want to take the cleanliness a little further by refreshing what goes under the sheets as well. Using a small handheld vacuum, press firmly on your mattress and remove the accumulated dust and grime from the years before. If there are stains, wipe them away with upholstery cleaner.

Throw Away the Paper Towels

hand with yellow protective glove cleaning refrigerator

Trade out your paper towels for microfiber cloths, which clean better and when wet, eliminate the need for other cleaning products. Use them to sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass and tile, to name a few. The best part is? They’re reusable and inexpensive. Here is a great choice from Target.

Clean As You Go


Change up your usual dishwashing routine of washing your dishes after dinner by getting them started while you are eating. Fill your sink with hot soapy water and place the used dishes and pans in the filled sink. The soap and water will soften the stains and stuck-on food making it easier for you to rub them off once you have finished your meal.

These are our favorite not-so-obvious tips for refreshing our homes this spring! What are yours? Let us know in the comments below.

By |2018-11-15T12:42:21-07:00April 15, 2016|

About the Author:

Michelle Quintero is a passionate writer who enjoys documenting and learning about the world through different forms of communication. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University who specialized in Broadcast Communication Arts. Along with her knowledge of broadcasting, she is also specialized in conveying messages through other platforms, such as social media, blogs, and news writing. Michelle has always had a fascination with real estate and is looking forward to writing for Coldwell Banker.

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