Winter/Spring Cleaning with The Laundress

With milder winters here in Texas and the south in general, we can get away with spring cleaning a bit earlier than others.  We came across this important blog from The Laundress and we’re going to get ahead start on beginning fresh in 2015. Check out these awesome cleaning tips to help organize and tidy up your personal and work space for the New Year!

To Begin…. 

from The Laundress

Rotate your mattress
We recommend doing this at least twice a year. Be sure to tag the corner so you know where you moved it last and don’t forget to steam your mattress too. This will kill any dust mites and allergens.

Clean out your fridge
Once you toss your expired food and organize what you have, we love using our Scrub Brush and All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate for a good scrub down. Once everything is clean, store a small bowl of Scented Vinegar in the back of fridge to keep it smelling fresh.

 

Clean out your dryer vent
Annoying, but necessary to avoid a major fire hazard. Use a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap – check the exterior chamber as well. Always clean the lint trap after each load.

Wash your windows
Spring means it’s time open all your windows! Clean with our Glass & Mirror Cleaner and wipe clear with our Lint-free Cleaning Cloths.

Clean your dishwasher
Use the Machine Cleaner if you have really hard water or All-Purpose Bleach Alternative & Scented Vinegar for regular water systems for a good clean. Add to the dispenser and run an EMPTY, long load with hot water.

Clean your oven
Who needs toxic oven cleaners when you have The Laundress? Spray down with our Surface Cleaner, let set and then remove any stubborn baked-on food stains with our Scrub Brush. For super baked grease and messes, add All-Purpose Bleach Alternative and soak in hot water – it will fall right off- save your elbows and skip the grease

Clean your coffee pot
Rinse the carafe in cold water then fill with one part Scented Vinegar with two parts water. Pour the mixture into the coffee maker’s reservoir and turn the maker on to brew a pot. Once the brewing cycle is complete, shut off your coffee maker. Allow the vinegar mixture to sit in the carafe for about 15 minutes. Then dump out. Repeat with just water. Wash the carafe and filter basket in warm, soapy water. Rinse and you’re done!

Clean your cutting boards
Wash all of your cutting boards with our Kitchen Bar – it’s anti-bacterial so you don’t need to worry about germs and salmonella.

Clean your trash can
Fill your can with mixture of water, Bleach Alternative and Our All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate and soak.

Wash your shower curtain and liner
Don’t neglect these…both should be washed to keep you and your shower clean. For your shower curtain, we recommend machine washing with our Signature Detergent. Spot-treat any stains with our Stain Solution. Scrub any mildew off your liner with our Scrub Brush and soak in a basin or sink with our Bleach Alternative.

 

Love,

Lily

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