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6 links that will help your spring cleaning be a success

Posted by K. F. on April 25, 2014

Spring is here and for most of us that means it's time for spring cleaning around the house.  Procastination can be a killer when it comes to household maintenance so we decided to share 6 helpful links that will help you on your way.

Let's make your spring cleaning a success!

Over at HouseBeautiful, they present ideas for taking care of stainless steel, how to clean your walls, and other tips for "cleaning done right."

Martha Stewart has some great pointers that are easily overlooked, including advice on dusting your lightbulbs, updating bed linens, and replacing batteries.

The folks at Spark People offer a helpful list of 25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips that are mindful of the harmful chemicals that we are exposed to in our spring cleaning routines.  Green cleaning products including white vinegar, olive oil, and baking soda will make your clean up project fun and eco-friendly.

About.com has perhaps one of the most thorough lists I've seen - breaking down your cleaning tips by room. This complete checklist has a chore chart that gives you pointers for your kitchen, bathroom, living areas, bedrooms, and dining room.   

For those of us that like to take a more lazy approach, Real Simple offer a Cleaning 101 list that cuts right to the chase with 13 workarounds for what can be a daunting task.

To make your spring cleaning more manageable, Inner Child Fun has some clever and fun ways to involve your kids in the process.  "I made a little cleaning caddy for her to carry around the house. Her favorite part is her “dust bunny” (an old gym sock with a bunny drawn on it with Sharpie!)” 

Here's something interesting to consider if you own a small business. With a Health Spending Account, some of your spring cleaning expenses (1.122c) may qualify as business deduction.  Imagine that - writing off your humidifier as a part of your clean air requirements.  Not bad!

Beginner's Guide to Health Spending Accounts