6 Easy Spring Cleaning Hacks If You Hate Cleaning

There’s nothing wrong with hating to clean. If your natural instinct isn’t to Martha Stewart your entire life, that’s fine. But no one wants to live in squalor, right? If you hate cleaning, but still want to give your home a good spring cleaning, here are a few lazy hacks to make it easier. Lazy girls, unite!

Make vinegar + water your BFF

You’d be surprised how much of your home can be cleaned with just white vinegar and water. White vinegar is cheap, it’s natural and it’s tough on bacteria and dirt. Here are just a few things you can clean with vinegar:

  • Fridge
  • Drains
  • Microwave
  • Countertops
  • Toilet
  • Shower/tub
  • Carpets
  • Wood floors
  • Windows

So, basically everything in your house. And one $5 gigantic jug will do the trick.

Use baking soda + essential oils on your mattress

Even if you wash your sheets regularly, your mattress still needs some TLC during spring cleaning. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to 1 cup of baking soda and shake to combine. Use a kitchen strainer to sprinkle the mixture all over your mattress and let it sit for about one hour. During that time, the baking soda will soak up any moisture and grime, and deodorize the mattress. Grab your vacuum and use the hose attachment to suck up the baking soda and all the invisible dirt it absorbed.

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Utilize your dishwasher

Your dishwasher doesn’t just have to be for last night’s dinner mess. There are a ton of things you can deep clean in the dishwasher, all by pushing a button.

  • Small trash cans/waste baskets
  • Plastic hair brushes and accessories
  • Plastic toys
  • Dust pans
  • Light fixture globes (glass and acrylic)
  • Fridge shelves
  • Vent covers

Consider the game officially changed.

Wear fluffy socks

You know those soft, fuzzy socks you undoubtedly get as a random Christmas gift each year? Wearing those daily around the house can help keep dust down to a minimum. They work like a Swiffer, and keep you cozy at the same time.

Clean while you sleep

The ultimate lazy cleaning hack is to sleep your way through it. Soak your stove grates in ammonia overnight and wake up to a grime-free house with minimal effort. You can also clean your shower head while you sleep by soaking it in a Ziploc bag filled with vinegar. Wake up and your shower head will be good as new.

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Utilize the sun

Sunshine does more than just help flowers grow. It’s amazing at killing bacteria and dust mites that are hiding in our household linens. Just 30-60 minutes in the sun can refresh and clean your pillows, bedding and towels!

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram