10 Spring Hacks Everyone Needs to Know
10. Easy Way to Clean Sunglasses
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With spring in full swing, sunglasses will become a go-to accessory for most people. Unfortunately, this means fingerprints and dirty lenses becoming a regular hassle. However, there is no reason to pay for expensive sunglasses cleaner because we have a quick solution. All you need to do is pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into a 1 oz. bottle, before filling it with water and adding four drops of liquid detergent; then, simply shake, and you’re good to go! Clean glasses, 24/7.
10. How to Freshen Towels
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Do your towels give off a strange odor? Well, we have a solution for you—vinegar and baking soda. All you need to do to freshen your towels for spring is add 1 cup of vinegar and ½ a cup of baking soda to a hot washing cycle. That’s it! Let the washer do its thing and you’ll have fresh smelling towels that smell just like new!
9. Dryer Sheets for Glass Doors
If everyday glass cleaner isn’t removing the fingerprints off your glass doors, we suggest trying dryer sheets. Simply wipe them over the smudges and you’ll be amazed by how quickly they rub right off! It’s that easy!
8. DIY Trash Can Cleaner
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Do you open your trash can only to find that it reeks of death? Well, have no fear–our DIY trash can cleaner is here! All you need is an empty spray bottle, water, and some liquid dish soap. Mix 3 parts water and 1 part dish soap in the bottle; then, spray down the inside of the trash can and hose it out, making sure to say goodbye to that stench!
7. Refreshing DIY Window Cleaner
If you want to give your spring cleaning an edge, try this homemade glass cleaner. All you have to do is add 1/4c rubbing alcohol, 1/4c white vinegar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, and then 2c of warm water. We promise it will put your average household glass cleaner to shame!
6. Lemon Juice for Hard Water Stains
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There’s nothing worse than your bathroom faucets being covered in hard water stains. Thankfully, this trick remedies the problem in one step. All you need to do is grab a lemon, cut it in half, and then rub it on the faucets with the stains. The citric acid will eat through the stains and leave you with shiny faucets that look brand new!
5. Kids Crafts: Popsicle Stick Flowers
One great way to take advantage of spring is through arts and crafts for the kids. This fun activity involves making flowers out of popsicle sticks. All you need is colorful tissue paper and popsicle sticks for the base. Now let your imagination take over and you’ve got beautiful spring flowers that will keep the kids busy during their school break.
4. Kids Crafts: Spring Yarn Vase
Another fun craft for kids is making a vase for flowers cut fresh from the garden. Simply grab a mason jar or container of choice, some Elmer’s Glue, and differently colored yarn. Coat the jar with the glue and then use the yarn to wrap around it. You won’t believe how cute and fun these vases can be!
3. Kids Crafts: Paper Plate Lady Bugs
There’s no other bug that’s as iconic for spring as the Lady Bug and now you can keep your kids busy during spring break by having them make their own with paper plates and finger paints. Honestly, have you ever seen anything so cute? They certainly make great gifts for grandma! Plus, it keeps your kids out of your hair–sounds like a win/win!
2. Gardening: Clean Up
Now that winter is over it’s time to clean up the garden and get rid of any debris. From dead leaves to leftover snow, get out the rake and start cleaning! You won’t believe how many weeds can take hold during the winter, and if you want a successful spring garden you’ll want to clear them out (don’t forget the roots).
1. Clean Your Toilets with Coke
Spring cleaning always comes during the month of March and toilets can be a real bear to clean. Thankfully, we have a quick solution: coke! This soft drink is a gift to the modern day homemaker because all you have to do is pour a 2-liter into the toilet and let it sit for a few hours; Then, simply flush and it will be sparkling good as new. Awesome, right?