Nashville House & Home & Garden™

MAY-JUN 2019

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M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 9 easier than devong an enre day each week to geng your home back in order. Disinfecng wipes make it easy to clean up messes, wipe down surfaces, and stay on top of spot cleaning, allowing you to spend less me worrying about dirt and g erms and more me with your family. Find more ways to elevate your space and add joy to spring cleaning at Arcle courtesy Family Features. ◆ 20 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips Spring has arrived – which means it's me to get your home in p-top shape. A g ood, deep spring clean-up is a tradion that not only promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized; it also helps carry the fresh- start feeling brought on by a new year well into the summer. Here are some ps from the folks at Naonwide® insurance so you can deep clean your house and make it sparkle all year round. Remove water stains with lemon for a natural faucet fix. This spring, make faucets clean and sparkly by rubbing a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then, use the other half of the lemon for the next p. Clean your microwave by heang lemon juice and rinds in water. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mix- ture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease. Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup. Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits ac- cumulate in showerheads over me, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plasc bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day. Clean stainless steel sinks with baking soda. Simply wet your sink and faucet, sprinkle baking soda, and scrub with a sponge. If you need more heavy-duty scrubbing power, add salt to the baking soda. Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors. Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap into a spray bole. Spray the mixture onto the glass and scrub with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers. Organize your fridge and cabinets with rotang turntables. Don't limit ro- tang turntables and Lazy Susans to your tabletops. Aer discarding old condiments and spices, organize your pantries and refrigerator with this useful storage hack. Place a wet dryer sheet on your ceramic stovetop to remove burnt-on residue. Dryer sheets are non-abrasive and a great way to remove burnt-on food from your stove. Place the wet dryer sheet on your stovetop at least 15 minutes before rubbing the gunk away. Clean your grill with an onion. Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leover remnants. Let coffee filters do more than put a spring in your step. Does your TV screen or computer monitor show fingerprints, smudges and dust? The fiber in coffee filters is be gentle enough to rub them away, even on delicate TV screens. Just don't press too hard! Unpack and stack your spring/summer clothes vercally. Are your dresser drawers a mess? Instead of pung away folded clothes flat, stack them ver- cally for easy access. ◆ For more ps visit tricks/

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