Spring Cleaning Hacks

Looking for some ways to stretch your cleaning supplies? We've got you covered.

Spring cleaning season is upon us; and while that might mean that our homes get to be decluttered and constantly smell like lavender, it means that we'll be buying all sorts of cleaning supplies to get the job done. From air fresheners, to bathroom cleaners, disinfecting wipes to plastic bag storage gadgets, the shopping list goes on and on.

But we're going to show you a few of our favorite hacks to turn everday cleaning supplies into your specialty spring cleaning go-to's.

Spring Cleaning Fabric Softener Air Freshener Hack

Fabric Softener Air Freshener

Who doesn't like the smell of fabric softener? Well, if you in fact don't enjoy it, this might not be for you. But for the other 99.9% of humanity, this DIY air freshener spray will have your home smelling AMAZING. Take an empty spray bottle and fill with 1/3 cup fabric softener. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and fill the rest up with water. Shake and mix thoroughly and spray away!

Dish Soap Bathtub Cleaner Spring Cleaning Hack

Dish Soap Bathtub Soak

There are few things better than a tough bathtub cleaner that's also nontoxic and safe on your body. Mix 1 1/2 cups baking soday with 1/2 cup of dish soap. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Mix thoroughly to make sure no baking soda clumps remain. Find another empty spray bottle - or the air freshener bottle if you've already sprayed that whole mixture on your furniture and rugs - and pour in mixture. Spray on problematic shower spots, and scrub with a sponge.

Plastic Bag Organizer Spring Cleaning Hack

Disinfecting Wipe Plastic Bag Organizer 

We've been looking for this solution for ages. Plagued by plastic bags everywhere, this hack is a miracle. It does take some precise instruction, so follow along carefully. Take your plastic bags (we used a dozen for one tube) and flatten them out. Fold the bags in half so the handles are touching. As shown in the image below, pull each bag out to overlap the handle on top of the preceding bag. 

Plastic Bag Organizer Spring Cleaning Hack

 Once you have a long row of overlapping bags, fold the first handle upward to create the leading handle to grab when you roll these bags up. Roll the row of bags into a tight cylinder, and drop into wipe tube. pull the first handle through the top - and you're good to go.

A big thanks to our friends at Simply Done for the ideas, happy spring cleaning!

- Matt