Yes, it finally happened… Spring has sprung! You can feel it in the (not-feezing) breeze, smell it in the (not freezing) air, and feel it in the (not winter-y) sun upon your neck.
Excuse us for waxing poetic, it’s been a long winter.
If you’re human like the rest of us, you probably have an insatiable desire to get out there and enjoy the beautiful new season, and all the fun it shines down.
But first… spring cleaning! Yup, it’s time to dust off the vacuum cleaner, get under the bed, and scare away the dust bunnies before it’s time to welcome their Easter cousins.
Before you start rolling your eyes, note that experts say there are a number of health benefits related to spring cleaning. Getting rid of mold, mildew, dust, and germs helps prevent illness, and an organized space prevents depression and injuries. (don’t open that closet! AVALANCHE!)
Here are some tips for effective spring cleaning, and some ways to save money while you’re at it.
- Clean your windows with coffee filters. Just spray with an all-purpose or window cleaner, then wipe down and marvel at the complete lack of streakiness.
- Use Mayo to clean rust stains on your porcelain tub or sink. Seriously! Dab it on, let it sit, and wipe to reveal a stain-free surface. Believe it or not, this also works for heat or water stains on wood furniture.
- Toothpaste also works great to remove stubborn coffee rings from furniture
Or, if you’re the boring, conventional-type who would rather clean the boring, conventional way, feel free to stock up on boring, conventional cleaning supplies. You can save with CardCash here. (store links).
While you clean, you might notice some home furnishings that coils use a little refreshing. Or all that cleaning might just inspire you to renew your space, keeping with the times, of course. Whether you want some new throw pillows for your couch or a complete decor makeover, save with CardCash before you make the purchase. Check out the cool things they have at Marshall’s.
Ok, now that the house is set, let’s give a mouse a cookie, and move on to the outdoors. Its spring! You gotta get into the dirt and plant some flowers! Besides, don’t you want a beautiful and practical spring garden to match your clean and spruced-up interior?
If you want to take the easy way out, you can just order some potted flowers. Or if you’re a little more ambitious, try planting your own flowers or vegetable garden. Get a quick tutorial here, and all the supplies you might need you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, and save money while you’re at it.
Don’t work too hard, save money, and enjoy spring!