Here's some ideas from the gas company on how to save energy while washing clothes. Centerpoint Energy suggests that you can wash all your clothes in cold water because modern detergents work fine in cold water. That would be a big savings. Also, wash during the morning or evening so that your washer adds heat to the room when it's most needed.
In your fridge and kitchen cabinets, try installing revolving turntables for easier access to items that normally sit in the back. https://blog.nationwide.com/spring-cleaning-tips-and-tricks/
Here's an easy one. Use an all purpose cleaner like 7th Generation's to damp wipe the insides of your trash and kitchen garbage and recycling receptacles.
Spring is finally here! A great time to spruce up your home. Here are some dust collectors that probably could use a cleaning.
1) Take those books off the shelves and dust the tops as well as the shelves behind where they sit.
2) Dust your vents.
3) Dust the tops of your ceiling fan's blades.
Didn't that feel good?
It was a dark night on the Hennepin Strip sitting in my office with the rent three months overdue when the phone rang. It was a distressed homeowner who had a tub with some kind of mineral deposit all over the surface.."I've tried everything," she cried. "I even called the company that made the clay body lotion that I use in the tub."
I made my way over with my kit for difficult tubs. This one was no piece of cake. A hard water problem had left a calcium deposit as thick as a Brooklyn accent after an all night bender. To make a long story short, 18% phosphoric solution sitting for 15 minutes and then 2 hours of elbow grease with a pumice stone left the tub looking like new. I'm a nontoxic kind of guy, but every so often a real doozy of a problem needs to meet the meaner stuff.
The baked-on spots on stove tops are a particular cleaning problem--the brown ones and even moreso, the black ones. But here's an easy solution. A dampened soap pad (Brillo, SOS) will get those spots and, on most surfaces, won't scratch the paint or metal parts. Be sure to test in an inconspicuous area first. (Courtesy Heidi Johnson, cleaner extraordinaire)
It really is spring even though it's snowing out as I write this. Here's a spring cleaning tip. When you clean all your windows (of course you will!) you can clean the screens too. Take a scrap of carpet and use it as a brush. That should do the trick. https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/7-spring-cleaning-tips
Sometimes it happens when you use one of those older toilet brushed with the wire loop that holds the bristles that the metal will scratch the toilet bowl. What can you do? Actually it's simple. Cleanser with a green scrubbie should get it out with a lot of elbow grease and a lot of patience. By the way, toilet brushes without metal are much preferred.
That black plastic boot tray has probably accumulated a ton of salt and grit by now. Why not clean it up before storing it away? Simply put it under the kitchen faucet--the water gets into those indentations. That will get it 75%. Use a scrub brush for a quick more thorough cleaning.
Spring is just around the corner. Good time to clean out the old fridge. And here's a nifty idea; put a few lazy susans inside to make your food items more accessible! courtesy of https://blog.nationwide.com/spring-cleaning-tips-and-tricks/