10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic]

Have you ever thought to use Mayonnaise to remove crayon marks from walls and residue from labels? What about using ice cubes to remove furniture leg indentation from carpets?

Find out which common household items can be used to clean your home for next to nothing.

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Cleaning Hacks [Infographic]

No Cleaning Products, No Problem

You would probably be surprised to find out that in almost every room of the house you could find something to help you cleaning. From your kitchen or pantry, you could use lemons to make shower heads sparkle; ketchup to make copper shine and baking soda to clean mud off rugs and carpets. For those of you with spare cola in the house, it can be used to clean the toilet bowl!

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist [Infographic + Printables]

Spring cleaning can be a very rejuvenating process and once complete will leave your home feeling fresh and new. But why do we carry out this strange annual practice? And are there any specific things you need to do? Well to find out scroll through TerrysFabrics‘ ultimate guide to spring cleaning. Plus there’s also a free printable 100+ checklist to help you make a start. With over 100 tasks to tick off, your home will be sparkling clean, completely de-cluttered and prepared. So if you find spring cleaning overwhelming then read through this simple and easy to follow guide.

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30-day Spring Cleaning

It’s officially spring (yaaaay!) but along comes the Spring Cleaning (meeeeh!). This is not the first time I try to “spring clean” my small apartment, but I have to tell you, for me is both exciting 😀 and overwhelming D:

Last year we decided to do some research on Organising specialised blogs, to give you tips from the very professionals and make it less overwhelming and exhausting as well. I hope they are useful. Cleaning a little bit every day makes Spring Cleaning a bit lighter and not a torture and such exhausting days. Which in the end I know is very satisfying, I know not everybody is very into this activity, so why not make it a light and organised (family) time?

Go to my last year’s Spring Cleaning post to get details, tasks, tips and tricks for each day.

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Community Clean-Up in Heidelberg 2014

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Photo 23.03.14 10 04 19What comes to your mind, when you hear the term “spring cleaning”? Cleaning your house or apartment more thoroughly than usual, e.g. also behind the cupboard? At least that’s what came to my mind when I first heard about Spring Cleaning a.k.a. “Community Clean-Up” in Heidelberg.

What it turned out to be was that you meet moderately early (10am is early on a weekend, isn’t it?) with a bunch of locals at an announced location, get a warning vest, gloves, a plastic bag and a gripper. And then you set off and collect garbage. We did this twice during this year’s clean-up (it almost seems to be a tradition here for at least a couple of years): first up in the locals woods around Köningstuhl and the second time in the new district next to our own.

Photo 29.03.14 11 17 07When we were out there picking up cigarette butts (smokers really aren’t tidy people, are they? Seriously, there were so many of those “bastards”, as my wife called them … we’re talking about the cigarette butts 😉 ), glass bottles and trash from the local fast food restaurant, people asked us if we were workers from the town council or – half joking? – if we were doing community service. True, it looked very much like the tasks you would have to do as a punishment. And we were very much tempted to say something like “Yeah, I got caught throwing a cigeratte butt on the street … it was either this or paying a big fine …”. We didn’t but well, next year maybe … Anyway, just to avoid any misunderstanding: we were volunteers!

It is definitely a good exercise – it opens your eyes to the trash flying around on the streets. And that way, one is more aware of the garbage on the streets. Looking on the ground for about two hours and scanning it for candy wrappers and the ever present cigarette butts does that to you.

All in all, it was definitely a lot of fun and I’m sure we’ll be taking part again next year!

Photos from slideshow taken from Heidelberg city website.
Source: Frühjahrsputz 2014 in Heidelberg

Do you have something similar in the area where you live?
Have a look in your area, help keeping the streets clean and join the fun!