25 Ways to Freshen Your Home
Spring is here which means so is spring cleaning!  Don't fret!  We have the perfect solutions to make your spring sweep a little more bareable.

Rachel Osterhus

1
Open windows and blinds. Welcome in all the sunshine and natural light to brighten the room!
2
Sprinkle baking soda on rug or carpet, let it sit for 20 minutes, then vacuum it up. This works well on your couch and other furniture as well!
3
Stick the throw pillows and pillow covers in the wash!  Using Eco-Friendly Cleaners.  Better on your fabrics and better for the environment.
4
Replace light bulbs with daytime lights to brighten the space
5
Move furniture and clean underneath. You might even come out a few cents richer!
6
De-clutter tables, counters, and surfaces. The simpler it is, the cleaner it looks! 
7
Clean out the junk drawer. If it's in there, you won't even miss it! 
8
Get a basket to consolidate mail, papers, etc. into one place
9
Start a donate pile.  Don't forget to get tax receipts!
10
Put some fresh towels and a clean scented candle in the bathroom.
11
Put a few lemon and/or orange peels through the garbage disposal.
12
  Dust the air vents.  You're lungs will thank you.
13
Organize and wipe down your fridge.  Don't forget to toss all the expired food!
14
Make sure to get all those stains out of your carpet and rugs.
15
Disinfect sponges by putting them in the microwave for 2 minutes.
16
Wipe baseboards and surfaces with natural multipurpose cleaner.
17
Use kitchen cleaner with citrus to cut grease on stove and countertops.
18
Use salt and lemon to clean your favorite wood cutting board.
19
Clean blinds with a sock and 50/50 water and vinegar mixture.
20
Use a squeegee to remove hair from the carpet. If you’re like me, you shed a lot!
21
Use coffee filters to clean your TV and computer screens.
22
Make sure you have a drawer organizer for your eating utensils! (Side note, this works for office supplies too.)
23
Stick this brillo pad in the dishwasher when it gets gunky.
24
Iron or steam your curtains or window treatments.
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Top it all off with a vase of fresh cut flowers, and you’ll be more ready for spring than Spring is!